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.Cory Schneider 2008-172.236
10.Martin Brodeur 1991-152.242
11.Tuukka Rask 2007-172.249
12.Jonathan Quick 2007-172.263
13.Roy Worters* 1925-372.273
14.Henrik Lundqvist 2005-172.305
15.Roman Turek 1996-042.306
16.Braden Holtby 2010-172.307
17.Clint Benedict* 1917-302.315
18.Ben Bishop 2008-172.318
19.Gerry McNeil 1947-572.355
20.Bill Durnan* 1943-502.356
21.Marty Turco 2000-122.357
22.Corey Crawford 2005-172.371
23.Jacques Plante* 1952-732.379
24.Pekka Rinne 2005-172.388
25.Manny Legace 1998-102.410
26.Jaroslav Halak 2006-172.424
27.Carey Price 2007-172.425
28.Brian Elliott 2007-172.433
29.Jimmy Howard 2005-172.435
30.Evgeni Nabokov 1999-152.436
31.John Ross Roach 1921-352.456
32.Cristobal Huet 2002-102.457
33.Antti Niemi 2008-172.471
34.Miikka Kiprusoff 2000-132.488
35.Sergei Bobrovsky 2010-172.490
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 1999-172.498
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.Devan Dubnyk 2009-172.522
46.Turk Broda* 1936-522.529
47.Jean-Sebastien Giguere 1996-142.532
48.Patrick Roy* 1984-032.536
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 2003-172.585
56.Ryan Miller 2002-172.599
57.Martin Biron 1995-142.615
58.Brent Johnson 1998-122.629
59.Semyon Varlamov 2008-172.647
60.Chris Mason 1998-132.661
61.Peter Budaj 2005-172.664
62.Jamie McLennan 1993-072.676
63.Jose Theodore 1995-132.680
64.Byron Dafoe 1992-042.686
65.Cam Ward 2005-172.693
 Mike Smith 2006-172.693
67.Charlie Hodge 1954-712.698
68.Frank Brimsek* 1938-502.699
69.Ray Emery 2002-152.700
70.Steve Mason 2008-172.705
71.Brian Boucher 1999-132.707
72.Craig Anderson 2002-172.709
73.Olaf Kolzig 1989-092.714
74.Dwayne Roloson 1996-122.715
75.Kari Lehtonen 2003-172.718
76.Wilf Cude 1930-412.723
77.Nikolai Khabibulin 1994-142.724
78.Fred Brathwaite 1993-042.727
79.Mike Dunham 1996-072.740
80.Jocelyn Thibault 1993-082.751
81.Harry Lumley* 1943-602.755
82.Vesa Toskala 2001-102.759
83.Felix Potvin 1991-042.765
84.Dan Cloutier 1997-082.771
85.Al Rollins 1949-602.780
86.Curtis Joseph 1989-092.793
87.Garth Snow 1993-062.798
88.Guy Hebert 1991-012.812
89.Ed Giacomin* 1965-782.815
90.Johan Hedberg 2000-132.824
91.Mathieu Garon 2000-132.830
92.Arturs Irbe 1991-042.831
93.Damian Rhodes 1990-022.837
94.Trevor Kidd 1991-042.840
95.Ondrej Pavelec 2007-172.869
96.Bill Beveridge 1929-432.870
97.Rick DiPietro 2000-132.872
98.Jim Henry 1941-552.873
99.Kevin Weekes 1997-092.876
100.Gump Worsley* 1952-742.878
101.Gerry Cheevers* 1961-802.888
102.Andrew Raycroft 2000-122.891
103.Mike Richter 1989-032.891
104.Jeff Hackett 1988-042.904
105.Mike Karakas 1935-462.917
106.Tony Esposito* 1968-842.924
107.Sean Burke 1987-072.958
108.Ron Hextall 1986-992.975
109.John Vanbiesbrouck 1981-022.975
110.Mike Vernon 1982-022.978
111.Rick Tabaracci 1988-002.989
112.Rogie Vachon* 1966-822.994
113.Marc Denis 1996-093.018
114.Daren Puppa 1985-003.033
115.Roger Crozier 1963-773.037
116.Chuck Rayner* 1940-533.046
117.Ron Tugnutt 1987-043.046
118.Wayne Stephenson 1971-813.065
119.Chris Terreri 1986-013.066
120.Stephane Fiset 1989-023.068
121.Pete Peeters 1978-913.085
122.Mark Fitzpatrick 1988-003.120
123.Denis DeJordy 1962-743.132
124.Andy Moog 1980-983.134
125.Bob Essensa 1988-023.147
126.Doug Favell 1967-793.166
127.Billy Smith* 1971-893.171
128.Bruce Gamble 1958-723.214
129.Jon Casey 1983-973.215
130.Tom Barrasso 1983-033.239
131.Eddie Johnston 1962-783.248
132.Kirk McLean 1985-013.256
133.Dan Bouchard 1972-863.261
134.Cesare Maniago 1960-783.266
135.Gilles Gilbert 1969-833.269
136.Glenn Resch 1973-873.273
137.Gerry Desjardins 1968-783.288
138.Don Edwards 1976-863.321
139.Michel Larocque 1973-843.331
140.Rick Wamsley 1980-933.340
141.Glenn Healy 1985-013.367
142.Grant Fuhr* 1981-003.378
143.Gary Smith 1965-803.393
144.Bill Ranford 1985-003.409
145.Kelly Hrudey 1983-983.425
146.Pat Riggin 1979-883.427
147.Don Beaupre 1980-973.451
148.Reggie Lemelin 1978-933.456
149.Clint Malarchuk 1981-923.468
150.Bob Sauve 1976-893.485
151.Mike Liut 1979-923.487
152.Tim Cheveldae 1988-973.493
153.John Davidson 1973-833.521
154.Phil Myre 1969-833.526
155.Mike Palmateer 1976-843.526
156.Glen Hanlon 1977-913.597
157.Craig Billington 1985-033.629
 Roland Melanson 1980-923.629
159.Ken Wregget 1983-003.633
160.Jacques Cloutier 1981-943.639
161.Gilles Meloche 1970-883.642
162.Gary Edwards 1968-823.648
163.Jim Rutherford 1970-833.652
164.Denis Herron 1972-863.700
165.Brian Hayward 1982-933.721
166.Steve Weeks 1980-933.737
167.Dunc Wilson 1969-793.740
168.Michel Plasse 1970-823.788
169.Murray Bannerman 1977-873.829
170.Richard Brodeur 1979-883.851
171.Greg Millen 1978-923.869
172.Greg Stefan 1981-903.923
173.Doug Soetaert 1975-873.966
174.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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