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
RankPlayerYearsGAA
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.Dominik Hasek* 1990-082.202
8.Ken Dryden* 1970-792.235
9.Tuukka Rask 2007-172.241
10.Martin Brodeur 1991-152.242
11.Jonathan Quick 2007-172.265
12.Roy Worters* 1925-372.273
13.Cory Schneider 2008-172.284
14.Roman Turek 1996-042.306
15.Braden Holtby 2010-172.310
16.Clint Benedict* 1917-302.315
17.Henrik Lundqvist 2005-172.317
18.Ben Bishop 2008-172.323
19.Gerry McNeil 1947-572.355
20.Bill Durnan* 1943-502.356
21.Marty Turco 2000-122.357
22.Corey Crawford 2005-172.375
23.Jacques Plante* 1952-732.379
24.Pekka Rinne 2005-172.380
25.Carey Price 2007-172.402
26.Jaroslav Halak 2006-172.408
27.Manny Legace 1998-102.410
28.Brian Elliott 2007-172.420
29.Jimmy Howard 2005-172.433
30.Evgeni Nabokov 1999-152.436
31.Sergei Bobrovsky 2010-172.447
32.John Ross Roach 1921-352.456
33.Cristobal Huet 2002-102.457
34.Miikka Kiprusoff 2000-132.488
35.Antti Niemi 2008-172.489
36.Niklas Backstrom 2006-162.491
37.Chris Osgood 1993-112.492
38.Glenn Hall* 1952-712.493
39.Ed Belfour* 1988-072.496
40.Roberto Luongo 1999-172.497
41.Manny Fernandez 1994-092.503
42.Terry Sawchuk* 1949-702.506
43.Johnny Bower* 1953-702.511
44.Tim Thomas 2002-142.521
45.Turk Broda* 1936-522.529
46.Jean-Sebastien Giguere 1996-142.532
47.Patrick Roy* 1984-032.536
48.Devan Dubnyk 2009-172.541
49.Jonas Hiller 2007-162.549
50.Bernie Parent* 1965-792.550
51.Tomas Vokoun 1996-132.551
52.Tommy Salo 1994-042.555
53.Ilya Bryzgalov 2001-152.579
54.Patrick Lalime 1996-112.579
55.Marc-Andre Fleury 2003-172.584
56.Ryan Miller 2002-172.612
57.Martin Biron 1995-142.615
58.Brent Johnson 1998-122.629
59.Semyon Varlamov 2008-172.647
60.Jonathan Bernier 2007-172.649
61.Chris Mason 1998-132.661
62.Peter Budaj 2005-172.666
63.Jamie McLennan 1993-072.676
64.Jose Theodore 1995-132.680
65.Steve Mason 2008-172.682
66.Byron Dafoe 1992-042.686
67.Craig Anderson 2002-172.694
68.Cam Ward 2005-172.695
69.Charlie Hodge 1954-712.698
70.Frank Brimsek* 1938-502.699
71.Ray Emery 2002-152.700
72.Mike Smith 2006-172.700
73.Brian Boucher 1999-132.707
74.Olaf Kolzig 1989-092.714
75.Kari Lehtonen 2003-172.715
 Dwayne Roloson 1996-122.715
77.Wilf Cude 1930-412.723
78.Nikolai Khabibulin 1994-142.724
79.Fred Brathwaite 1993-042.727
80.Mike Dunham 1996-072.740
81.James Reimer 2010-172.742
82.Jocelyn Thibault 1993-082.751
83.Harry Lumley* 1943-602.755
84.Vesa Toskala 2001-102.759
85.Felix Potvin 1991-042.765
86.Dan Cloutier 1997-082.771
87.Al Rollins 1949-602.780
88.Curtis Joseph 1989-092.793
89.Garth Snow 1993-062.798
90.Guy Hebert 1991-012.812
91.Ed Giacomin* 1965-782.815
92.Johan Hedberg 2000-132.824
93.Mathieu Garon 2000-132.830
94.Arturs Irbe 1991-042.831
95.Damian Rhodes 1990-022.837
96.Trevor Kidd 1991-042.840
97.Ondrej Pavelec 2007-172.869
98.Bill Beveridge 1929-432.870
99.Rick DiPietro 2000-132.872
100.Jim Henry 1941-552.873
101.Kevin Weekes 1997-092.876
102.Gump Worsley* 1952-742.878
103.Gerry Cheevers* 1961-802.888
104.Andrew Raycroft 2000-122.891
105.Mike Richter 1989-032.891
106.Jeff Hackett 1988-042.904
107.Mike Karakas 1935-462.917
108.Tony Esposito* 1968-842.924
109.Sean Burke 1987-072.958
110.Ron Hextall 1986-992.975
111.John Vanbiesbrouck 1981-022.975
112.Mike Vernon 1982-022.978
113.Rick Tabaracci 1988-002.989
114.Rogie Vachon* 1966-822.994
115.Marc Denis 1996-093.018
116.Daren Puppa 1985-003.033
117.Roger Crozier 1963-773.037
118.Chuck Rayner* 1940-533.046
119.Ron Tugnutt 1987-043.046
120.Wayne Stephenson 1971-813.065
121.Chris Terreri 1986-013.066
122.Stephane Fiset 1989-023.068
123.Pete Peeters 1978-913.085
124.Mark Fitzpatrick 1988-003.120
125.Denis DeJordy 1962-743.132
126.Andy Moog 1980-983.134
127.Bob Essensa 1988-023.147
128.Doug Favell 1967-793.166
129.Billy Smith* 1971-893.171
130.Bruce Gamble 1958-723.214
131.Jon Casey 1983-973.215
132.Tom Barrasso 1983-033.239
133.Eddie Johnston 1962-783.248
134.Kirk McLean 1985-013.256
135.Dan Bouchard 1972-863.261
136.Cesare Maniago 1960-783.266
137.Gilles Gilbert 1969-833.269
138.Glenn Resch 1973-873.273
139.Gerry Desjardins 1968-783.288
140.Don Edwards 1976-863.321
141.Michel Larocque 1973-843.331
142.Rick Wamsley 1980-933.340
143.Glenn Healy 1985-013.367
144.Grant Fuhr* 1981-003.378
145.Gary Smith 1965-803.393
146.Bill Ranford 1985-003.409
147.Kelly Hrudey 1983-983.425
148.Pat Riggin 1979-883.427
149.Don Beaupre 1980-973.451
150.Reggie Lemelin 1978-933.456
151.Clint Malarchuk 1981-923.468
152.Bob Sauve 1976-893.485
153.Mike Liut 1979-923.487
154.Tim Cheveldae 1988-973.493
155.John Davidson 1973-833.521
156.Phil Myre 1969-833.526
157.Mike Palmateer 1976-843.526
158.Glen Hanlon 1977-913.597
159.Craig Billington 1985-033.629
 Roland Melanson 1980-923.629
161.Ken Wregget 1983-003.633
162.Jacques Cloutier 1981-943.639
163.Gilles Meloche 1970-883.642
164.Gary Edwards 1968-823.648
165.Jim Rutherford 1970-833.652
166.Denis Herron 1972-863.700
167.Brian Hayward 1982-933.721
168.Steve Weeks 1980-933.737
169.Dunc Wilson 1969-793.740
170.Michel Plasse 1970-823.788
171.Murray Bannerman 1977-873.829
172.Richard Brodeur 1979-883.851
173.Greg Millen 1978-923.869
174.Greg Stefan 1981-903.923
175.Doug Soetaert 1975-873.966
176.Ron Low 1972-854.282

WHA Leaders

WHA Leaders Table
RankPlayerYearsGAA
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
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