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.Cory Schneider 2008-172.195
8.Dominik Hasek* 1990-082.202
9.Tuukka Rask 2007-172.207
10.Ken Dryden* 1970-792.235
11.Martin Brodeur 1991-152.242
12.Jonathan Quick 2007-172.266
13.Roy Worters* 1925-372.273
14.Henrik Lundqvist 2005-172.288
15.Roman Turek 1996-042.306
16.Clint Benedict* 1917-302.315
17.Corey Crawford 2005-172.340
18.Gerry McNeil 1947-572.355
19.Bill Durnan* 1943-502.356
20.Marty Turco 2000-122.357
21.Braden Holtby 2010-172.358
22.Pekka Rinne 2005-172.366
23.Jacques Plante* 1952-732.379
24.Jaroslav Halak 2006-172.397
25.Carey Price 2007-172.399
26.Manny Legace 1998-102.410
27.Evgeni Nabokov 1999-152.436
28.Jimmy Howard 2005-172.436
29.Brian Elliott 2007-172.438
30.Antti Niemi 2008-172.452
31.John Ross Roach 1921-352.456
32.Cristobal Huet 2002-102.457
33.Roberto Luongo 1999-172.480
34.Miikka Kiprusoff 2000-132.488
35.Niklas Backstrom 2006-162.491
36.Chris Osgood 1993-112.492
37.Glenn Hall* 1952-712.493
38.Ed Belfour* 1988-072.496
39.Manny Fernandez 1994-092.503
40.Terry Sawchuk* 1949-702.506
41.Sergei Bobrovsky 2010-172.511
42.Johnny Bower* 1953-702.511
43.Tim Thomas 2002-142.521
44.Turk Broda* 1936-522.529
45.Jean-Sebastien Giguere 1996-142.532
46.Patrick Roy* 1984-032.536
47.Jonas Hiller 2007-162.549
48.Devan Dubnyk 2009-172.549
49.Bernie Parent* 1965-792.550
50.Tomas Vokoun 1996-132.551
51.Tommy Salo 1994-042.555
52.Marc-Andre Fleury 2003-172.578
53.Ilya Bryzgalov 2001-152.579
54.Patrick Lalime 1996-112.579
55.Ryan Miller 2002-172.599
56.Semyon Varlamov 2008-172.614
57.Martin Biron 1995-142.615
58.Brent Johnson 1998-122.629
59.Chris Mason 1998-132.661
60.Mike Smith 2006-172.670
61.Jamie McLennan 1993-072.676
62.Jose Theodore 1995-132.680
63.Cam Ward 2005-172.680
64.Byron Dafoe 1992-042.686
65.Steve Mason 2008-172.691
66.Charlie Hodge 1954-712.698
67.Frank Brimsek* 1938-502.699
68.Ray Emery 2002-152.700
69.Brian Boucher 1999-132.707
70.Kari Lehtonen 2003-172.710
71.Craig Anderson 2002-172.711
72.Olaf Kolzig 1989-092.714
73.Dwayne Roloson 1996-122.715
74.Wilf Cude 1930-412.723
75.Peter Budaj 2005-172.723
76.Nikolai Khabibulin 1994-142.724
77.Fred Brathwaite 1993-042.727
78.Mike Dunham 1996-072.740
79.Jocelyn Thibault 1993-082.751
80.Harry Lumley* 1943-602.755
81.Vesa Toskala 2001-102.759
82.Felix Potvin 1991-042.765
83.Dan Cloutier 1997-082.771
84.Al Rollins 1949-602.780
85.Curtis Joseph 1989-092.793
86.Garth Snow 1993-062.798
87.Guy Hebert 1991-012.812
88.Ed Giacomin* 1965-782.815
89.Johan Hedberg 2000-132.824
90.Mathieu Garon 2000-132.830
91.Arturs Irbe 1991-042.831
92.Damian Rhodes 1990-022.837
93.Trevor Kidd 1991-042.840
94.Ondrej Pavelec 2007-162.854
95.Bill Beveridge 1929-432.870
96.Rick DiPietro 2000-132.872
97.Jim Henry 1941-552.873
98.Kevin Weekes 1997-092.876
99.Gump Worsley* 1952-742.878
100.Gerry Cheevers* 1961-802.888
101.Andrew Raycroft 2000-122.891
102.Mike Richter 1989-032.891
103.Jeff Hackett 1988-042.904
104.Mike Karakas 1935-462.917
105.Tony Esposito* 1968-842.924
106.Sean Burke 1987-072.958
107.Ron Hextall 1986-992.975
108.John Vanbiesbrouck 1981-022.975
109.Mike Vernon 1982-022.978
110.Rick Tabaracci 1988-002.989
111.Rogie Vachon* 1966-822.994
112.Marc Denis 1996-093.018
113.Daren Puppa 1985-003.033
114.Roger Crozier 1963-773.037
115.Chuck Rayner* 1940-533.046
116.Ron Tugnutt 1987-043.046
117.Wayne Stephenson 1971-813.065
118.Chris Terreri 1986-013.066
119.Stephane Fiset 1989-023.068
120.Pete Peeters 1978-913.085
121.Mark Fitzpatrick 1988-003.120
122.Denis DeJordy 1962-743.132
123.Andy Moog 1980-983.134
124.Bob Essensa 1988-023.147
125.Doug Favell 1967-793.166
126.Billy Smith* 1971-893.171
127.Bruce Gamble 1958-723.214
128.Jon Casey 1983-973.215
129.Tom Barrasso 1983-033.239
130.Eddie Johnston 1962-783.248
131.Kirk McLean 1985-013.256
132.Dan Bouchard 1972-863.261
133.Cesare Maniago 1960-783.266
134.Gilles Gilbert 1969-833.269
135.Glenn Resch 1973-873.273
136.Gerry Desjardins 1968-783.288
137.Don Edwards 1976-863.321
138.Michel Larocque 1973-843.331
139.Rick Wamsley 1980-933.340
140.Glenn Healy 1985-013.367
141.Grant Fuhr* 1981-003.378
142.Gary Smith 1965-803.393
143.Bill Ranford 1985-003.409
144.Kelly Hrudey 1983-983.425
145.Pat Riggin 1979-883.427
146.Don Beaupre 1980-973.451
147.Reggie Lemelin 1978-933.456
148.Clint Malarchuk 1981-923.468
149.Bob Sauve 1976-893.485
150.Mike Liut 1979-923.487
151.Tim Cheveldae 1988-973.493
152.John Davidson 1973-833.521
153.Phil Myre 1969-833.526
154.Mike Palmateer 1976-843.526
155.Glen Hanlon 1977-913.597
156.Roland Melanson 1980-923.629
 Craig Billington 1985-033.629
158.Ken Wregget 1983-003.633
159.Jacques Cloutier 1981-943.639
160.Gilles Meloche 1970-883.642
161.Gary Edwards 1968-823.648
162.Jim Rutherford 1970-833.652
163.Denis Herron 1972-863.700
164.Brian Hayward 1982-933.721
165.Steve Weeks 1980-933.737
166.Dunc Wilson 1969-793.740
167.Michel Plasse 1970-823.788
168.Murray Bannerman 1977-873.829
169.Richard Brodeur 1979-883.851
170.Greg Millen 1978-923.869
171.Greg Stefan 1981-903.923
172.Doug Soetaert 1975-873.966
173.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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