NHL & WHA Career Leaders and Records for Goals Against Average

Active players are listed in bold.
Members of the Hockey Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*).

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NHL Leaders

NHL Leaders Table
Rank Player Years GAA
1.Alec Connell* 1924-371.912
2.George Hainsworth* 1926-371.933
3.Charlie Gardiner* 1927-342.024
4.Lorne Chabot 1926-372.028
5.Tiny Thompson* 1928-402.077
6.Dave Kerr 1930-412.149
7.Cory Schneider 2008-162.164
8.Dominik Hasek* 1990-082.202
9.Ken Dryden* 1970-792.235
10.Martin Brodeur 1991-152.242
11.Tuukka Rask 2007-162.242
12.Jonathan Quick 2007-162.265
13.Roy Worters* 1925-372.273
14.Henrik Lundqvist 2005-162.283
15.Roman Turek 1996-042.306
16.Clint Benedict* 1917-302.315
17.Corey Crawford 2005-162.344
18.Gerry McNeil 1947-572.355
19.Bill Durnan* 1943-502.356
20.Marty Turco 2000-122.357
21.Pekka Rinne 2005-162.374
22.Jaroslav Halak 2006-162.378
23.Jacques Plante* 1952-732.379
24.Brian Elliott 2007-162.399
25.Manny Legace 1998-102.410
26.Carey Price 2007-162.425
27.Antti Niemi 2008-162.426
28.Evgeni Nabokov 1999-152.436
29.Jimmy Howard 2005-162.454
30.John Ross Roach 1921-352.456
31.Cristobal Huet 2002-102.457
32.Miikka Kiprusoff 2000-132.488
33.Roberto Luongo 1999-162.488
34.Niklas Backstrom 2006-162.491
35.Chris Osgood 1993-112.492
36.Glenn Hall* 1952-712.493
37.Ed Belfour* 1988-072.496
38.Manny Fernandez 1994-092.503
39.Terry Sawchuk* 1949-702.506
40.Johnny Bower* 1953-702.511
41.Tim Thomas 2002-142.521
42.Turk Broda* 1936-522.529
43.Jean-Sebastien Giguere 1996-142.532
44.Patrick Roy* 1984-032.536
45.Sergei Bobrovsky 2010-162.543
46.Jonas Hiller 2007-162.549
47.Bernie Parent* 1965-792.550
48.Tomas Vokoun 1996-132.551
49.Tommy Salo 1994-042.555
50.Marc-Andre Fleury 2003-162.560
51.Ilya Bryzgalov 2001-152.579
52.Patrick Lalime 1996-112.579
53.Semyon Varlamov 2008-162.594
54.Ryan Miller 2002-162.596
55.Devan Dubnyk 2009-162.605
56.Martin Biron 1995-142.615
57.Brent Johnson 1998-122.629
58.Chris Mason 1998-132.661
59.Mike Smith 2006-162.671
60.Jamie McLennan 1993-072.676
61.Jose Theodore 1995-132.680
62.Steve Mason 2008-162.685
63.Byron Dafoe 1992-042.686
64.Cam Ward 2005-162.696
65.Charlie Hodge 1954-712.698
66.Frank Brimsek* 1938-502.699
67.Ray Emery 2002-152.700
68.Kari Lehtonen 2003-162.701
69.Brian Boucher 1999-132.707
70.Olaf Kolzig 1989-092.714
71.Dwayne Roloson 1996-122.715
72.Wilf Cude 1930-412.723
73.Nikolai Khabibulin 1994-142.724
74.Fred Brathwaite 1993-042.727
75.Craig Anderson 2002-162.732
76.Mike Dunham 1996-072.740
77.Jocelyn Thibault 1993-082.751
78.Harry Lumley* 1943-602.755
79.Vesa Toskala 2001-102.759
80.Felix Potvin 1991-042.765
81.Peter Budaj 2005-162.765
82.Dan Cloutier 1997-082.771
83.Al Rollins 1949-602.780
84.Curtis Joseph 1989-092.793
85.Garth Snow 1993-062.798
86.Guy Hebert 1991-012.812
87.Ed Giacomin* 1965-782.815
88.Johan Hedberg 2000-132.824
89.Mathieu Garon 2000-132.830
90.Arturs Irbe 1991-042.831
91.Damian Rhodes 1990-022.837
92.Trevor Kidd 1991-042.840
93.Ondrej Pavelec 2007-162.854
94.Bill Beveridge 1929-432.870
95.Rick DiPietro 2000-132.872
96.Jim Henry 1941-552.873
97.Kevin Weekes 1997-092.876
98.Gump Worsley* 1952-742.878
99.Gerry Cheevers* 1961-802.888
100.Andrew Raycroft 2000-122.891
101.Mike Richter 1989-032.891
102.Jeff Hackett 1988-042.904
103.Mike Karakas 1935-462.917
104.Tony Esposito* 1968-842.924
105.Sean Burke 1987-072.958
106.Ron Hextall 1986-992.975
107.John Vanbiesbrouck 1981-022.975
108.Mike Vernon 1982-022.978
109.Rick Tabaracci 1988-002.989
110.Rogie Vachon* 1966-822.994
111.Marc Denis 1996-093.018
112.Daren Puppa 1985-003.033
113.Roger Crozier 1963-773.037
114.Chuck Rayner* 1940-533.046
115.Ron Tugnutt 1987-043.046
116.Wayne Stephenson 1971-813.065
117.Chris Terreri 1986-013.066
118.Stephane Fiset 1989-023.068
119.Pete Peeters 1978-913.085
120.Mark Fitzpatrick 1988-003.120
121.Denis DeJordy 1962-743.132
122.Andy Moog 1980-983.134
123.Bob Essensa 1988-023.147
124.Doug Favell 1967-793.166
125.Billy Smith* 1971-893.171
126.Bruce Gamble 1958-723.214
127.Jon Casey 1983-973.215
128.Tom Barrasso 1983-033.239
129.Eddie Johnston 1962-783.248
130.Kirk McLean 1985-013.256
131.Dan Bouchard 1972-863.261
132.Cesare Maniago 1960-783.266
133.Gilles Gilbert 1969-833.269
134.Glenn Resch 1973-873.273
135.Gerry Desjardins 1968-783.288
136.Don Edwards 1976-863.321
137.Michel Larocque 1973-843.331
138.Rick Wamsley 1980-933.340
139.Glenn Healy 1985-013.367
140.Grant Fuhr* 1981-003.378
141.Gary Smith 1965-803.393
142.Bill Ranford 1985-003.409
143.Kelly Hrudey 1983-983.425
144.Pat Riggin 1979-883.427
145.Don Beaupre 1980-973.451
146.Reggie Lemelin 1978-933.456
147.Clint Malarchuk 1981-923.468
148.Bob Sauve 1976-893.485
149.Mike Liut 1979-923.487
150.Tim Cheveldae 1988-973.493
151.John Davidson 1973-833.521
152.Phil Myre 1969-833.526
153.Mike Palmateer 1976-843.526
154.Glen Hanlon 1977-913.597
155.Craig Billington 1985-033.629
 Roland Melanson 1980-923.629
157.Ken Wregget 1983-003.633
158.Jacques Cloutier 1981-943.639
159.Gilles Meloche 1970-883.642
160.Gary Edwards 1968-823.648
161.Jim Rutherford 1970-833.652
162.Denis Herron 1972-863.700
163.Brian Hayward 1982-933.721
164.Steve Weeks 1980-933.737
165.Dunc Wilson 1969-793.740
166.Michel Plasse 1970-823.788
167.Murray Bannerman 1977-873.829
168.Richard Brodeur 1979-883.851
169.Greg Millen 1978-923.869
170.Greg Stefan 1981-903.923
171.Doug Soetaert 1975-873.966
172.Ron Low 1972-854.282

WHA Leaders

WHA Leaders Table
Rank Player Years GAA
1.Al Smith 1972-793.252
2.Ernie Wakely 1972-793.302
3.Don McLeod 1972-783.326
4.Joe Daley 1972-793.371
5.John Garrett 1973-793.520
6.Richard Brodeur 1972-793.638