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NHL & WHA Career Leaders and Records for Goals Against Average

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Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

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NHL Leaders

Rank Player GAA
1. Alec Connell* 1.912
2. George Hainsworth* 1.933
3. Charlie Gardiner* 2.024
4. Lorne Chabot 2.028
5. Tiny Thompson* 2.077
6. Dave Kerr 2.149
7. Dominik Hasek* 2.202
8. Ken Dryden* 2.235
9. Martin Brodeur 2.239
10. Henrik Lundqvist 2.272
11. Roy Worters* 2.273
12. Jonathan Quick 2.275
13. Roman Turek 2.306
14. Clint Benedict* 2.315
15. Antti Niemi 2.349
16. Gerry McNeil 2.355
17. Bill Durnan* 2.356
18. Marty Turco 2.357
19. Pekka Rinne 2.377
20. Jacques Plante* 2.379
21. Jaroslav Halak 2.382
22. Jimmy Howard 2.405
23. Manny Legace 2.410
24. Evgeni Nabokov 2.425
25. John Ross Roach 2.456
26. Niklas Backstrom 2.456
27. Cristobal Huet 2.457
28. Miikka Kiprusoff 2.488
29. Chris Osgood 2.492
30. Glenn Hall* 2.493
31. Ed Belfour* 2.496
32. Manny Fernandez 2.503
33. Jonas Hiller 2.503
34. Terry Sawchuk* 2.506
35. Roberto Luongo 2.511
36. Johnny Bower* 2.511
37. Tim Thomas 2.521
38. Turk Broda* 2.529
39. Jean-Sebastien Giguere 2.532
40. Carey Price 2.534
41. Patrick Roy* 2.536
42. Bernie Parent* 2.550
43. Tomas Vokoun 2.551
44. Tommy Salo 2.555
45. Ilya Bryzgalov 2.558
46. Patrick Lalime 2.579
47. Ryan Miller 2.588
48. Mike Smith 2.607
49. Martin Biron 2.615
50. Marc-Andre Fleury 2.620
51. Brent Johnson 2.629
52. Ray Emery 2.660
53. Chris Mason 2.661
54. Kari Lehtonen 2.664
55. Jamie McLennan 2.676
56. Jose Theodore 2.680
57. Byron Dafoe 2.686
58. Charlie Hodge 2.698
59. Frank Brimsek* 2.699
60. Brian Boucher 2.707
61. Olaf Kolzig 2.714
62. Dwayne Roloson 2.715
63. Wilf Cude 2.723
64. Nikolai Khabibulin 2.724
65. Fred Brathwaite 2.727
66. Mike Dunham 2.740
67. Craig Anderson 2.742
68. Jocelyn Thibault 2.751
69. Harry Lumley* 2.755
70. Vesa Toskala 2.759
71. Peter Budaj 2.761
72. Felix Potvin 2.765
73. Cam Ward 2.768
74. Dan Cloutier 2.771
75. Al Rollins 2.780
76. Curtis Joseph 2.793
77. Garth Snow 2.798
78. Steve Mason 2.804
79. Guy Hebert 2.812
80. Ed Giacomin* 2.815
81. Johan Hedberg 2.824
82. Mathieu Garon 2.830
83. Arturs Irbe 2.831
84. Damian Rhodes 2.837
85. Trevor Kidd 2.840
86. Bill Beveridge 2.870
87. Rick DiPietro 2.872
88. Jim Henry 2.873
89. Kevin Weekes 2.876
90. Gump Worsley* 2.878
91. Gerry Cheevers* 2.888
92. Andrew Raycroft 2.891
93. Mike Richter 2.891
94. Jeff Hackett 2.904
95. Mike Karakas 2.917
96. Tony Esposito* 2.924
97. Ondrej Pavelec 2.957
98. Sean Burke 2.958
99. Ron Hextall 2.975
100. John Vanbiesbrouck 2.975
101. Mike Vernon 2.978
102. Rick Tabaracci 2.989
103. Rogie Vachon 2.994
104. Marc Denis 3.018
105. Daren Puppa 3.033
106. Roger Crozier 3.037
107. Chuck Rayner* 3.046
108. Ron Tugnutt 3.046
109. Wayne Stephenson 3.065
110. Chris Terreri 3.066
111. Stephane Fiset 3.068
112. Pete Peeters 3.085
113. Mark Fitzpatrick 3.120
114. Denis DeJordy 3.132
115. Andy Moog 3.134
116. Bob Essensa 3.147
117. Doug Favell 3.166
118. Billy Smith* 3.171
119. Bruce Gamble 3.214
120. Jon Casey 3.215
121. Tom Barrasso 3.239
122. Eddie Johnston 3.248
123. Kirk McLean 3.256
124. Dan Bouchard 3.261
125. Cesare Maniago 3.266
126. Gilles Gilbert 3.269
127. Glenn Resch 3.273
128. Gerry Desjardins 3.288
129. Don Edwards 3.321
130. Michel Larocque 3.331
131. Rick Wamsley 3.340
132. Glenn Healy 3.367
133. Grant Fuhr* 3.378
134. Gary Smith 3.393
135. Bill Ranford 3.409
136. Kelly Hrudey 3.425
137. Pat Riggin 3.427
138. Don Beaupre 3.451
139. Reggie Lemelin 3.456
140. Clint Malarchuk 3.468
141. Bob Sauve 3.485
142. Mike Liut 3.487
143. Tim Cheveldae 3.493
144. John Davidson 3.521
145. Phil Myre 3.526
146. Mike Palmateer 3.526
147. Glen Hanlon 3.597
148. Roland Melanson 3.629
  Craig Billington 3.629
150. Ken Wregget 3.633
151. Jacques Cloutier 3.639
152. Gilles Meloche 3.642
153. Gary Edwards 3.648
154. Jim Rutherford 3.652
155. Denis Herron 3.700
156. Brian Hayward 3.721
157. Steve Weeks 3.737
158. Dunc Wilson 3.740
159. Michel Plasse 3.788
160. Murray Bannerman 3.829
161. Richard Brodeur 3.851
162. Greg Millen 3.869
163. Greg Stefan 3.923
164. Doug Soetaert 3.966
165. Ron Low 4.282

WHA Leaders

Rank Player GAA
1. Al Smith 3.252
2. Ernie Wakely 3.302
3. Don McLeod 3.326
4. Joe Daley 3.371
5. John Garrett 3.520
6. Richard Brodeur 3.638