NHL & WHA Career Playoff 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.Lorne Chabot 1926-371.537
2.Dave Kerr 1930-411.743
3.Patrick Lalime 1996-111.765
4.Clint Benedict* 1917-301.863
5.Braden Holtby 2010-161.867
6.Tiny Thompson* 1928-401.876
7.Gerry McNeil 1947-571.891
8.John Ross Roach 1921-351.894
9.George Hainsworth* 1926-371.928
10.Turk Broda* 1936-521.982
11.Dominik Hasek* 1990-082.017
12.Martin Brodeur 1991-152.019
13.Bill Durnan* 1943-502.069
14.Martin Jones 2013-162.080
15.Tim Thomas 2002-142.080
16.Jean-Sebastien Giguere 1996-142.084
17.Ben Bishop 2008-162.087
18.Chris Osgood 1993-112.094
19.Tuukka Rask 2007-162.106
20.Jacques Plante* 1952-732.138
21.Olaf Kolzig 1989-092.144
22.Marty Turco 2000-122.166
23.Ed Belfour* 1988-072.166
24.Corey Crawford 2005-162.260
25.Jonathan Quick 2007-162.266
26.Ron Tugnutt 1987-042.267
27.Henrik Lundqvist 2005-162.283
28.Patrick Roy* 1984-032.304
29.Byron Dafoe 1992-042.313
30.Miikka Kiprusoff 2000-132.320
31.Frederik Andersen 2013-162.344
32.Craig Anderson 2002-162.348
33.Jonas Hiller 2007-162.350
34.Brian Boucher 1999-132.362
35.Cam Ward 2005-162.379
36.Jaroslav Halak 2006-162.390
37.Ken Dryden* 1970-792.401
38.Nikolai Khabibulin 1994-142.403
39.Curtis Joseph 1989-092.420
40.Evgeni Nabokov 1999-152.426
41.Bernie Parent* 1965-792.427
42.Johnny Bower* 1953-702.467
43.John Davidson 1973-832.481
44.Ryan Miller 2002-162.486
45.Harry Lumley* 1943-602.486
46.Roberto Luongo 1999-162.487
47.Brian Elliott 2007-162.491
48.Glenn Resch 1973-872.495
49.Pekka Rinne 2005-162.522
50.Terry Sawchuk* 1949-702.537
51.Dwayne Roloson 1996-122.538
52.Frank Brimsek* 1938-502.539
53.Johnny Mowers 1940-472.550
54.Semyon Varlamov 2008-162.571
55.Jimmy Howard 2005-162.579
56.Carey Price 2007-162.617
57.Ray Emery 2002-152.636
58.Felix Potvin 1991-042.638
59.Marc-Andre Fleury 2003-162.657
60.Cesare Maniago 1960-782.670
61.John Vanbiesbrouck 1981-022.676
62.Mike Vernon 1982-022.681
63.Mike Richter 1989-032.685
64.Gerry Cheevers* 1961-802.691
65.Steve Penney 1983-882.693
66.Billy Smith* 1971-892.731
67.Robert Esche 1998-072.733
68.Roger Crozier 1963-772.750
69.Antti Niemi 2008-162.770
70.Rogie Vachon 1966-822.775
71.Gump Worsley* 1952-742.777
72.Ilya Bryzgalov 2001-152.778
73.Glenn Hall* 1952-712.783
74.Jose Theodore 1995-132.788
75.Jim Henry 1941-552.792
76.Ed Giacomin* 1965-782.814
77.Kirk McLean 1985-012.836
78.Arturs Irbe 1991-042.858
79.Ken Wregget 1983-002.873
80.Grant Fuhr* 1981-002.921
81.Tim Cheveldae 1988-973.004
82.Tom Barrasso 1983-033.012
83.Mike Palmateer 1976-843.026
84.Gilles Gilbert 1969-833.033
85.Ron Hextall 1986-993.035
86.Andy Moog 1980-983.035
87.Bill Ranford 1985-003.067
88.Tony Esposito* 1968-843.071
89.Steve Shields 1995-063.073
90.Jon Casey 1983-973.078
91.Bob Sauve 1976-893.081
92.Wayne Stephenson 1971-813.114
93.Glen Hanlon 1977-913.143
94.Pat Riggin 1979-883.233
95.Mario Gosselin 1983-943.271
96.Kelly Hrudey 1983-983.289
97.Dan Cloutier 1997-083.306
98.Pete Peeters 1978-913.314
99.Richard Brodeur 1979-883.315
100.Sean Burke 1987-073.319
101.Vincent Riendeau 1987-953.336
102.Don Beaupre 1980-973.348
103.Glenn Healy 1985-013.357
104.Mike Liut 1979-923.382
105.Chris Terreri 1986-013.388
106.Greg Millen 1978-923.423
107.Don Edwards 1976-863.441
108.Gerry Desjardins 1968-783.458
109.Dan Bouchard 1972-863.460
110.Brian Hayward 1982-933.461
111.Rick Wamsley 1980-933.479
112.Gilles Meloche 1970-883.482
113.Greg Stefan 1981-903.534
114.Reggie Lemelin 1978-933.578
115.Murray Bannerman 1977-874.264

WHA Leaders

WHA Leaders Table
Rank Player Years GAA
1.Don McLeod 1972-783.189
2.Ron Grahame 1973-773.225
3.Joe Daley 1972-793.304
4.Richard Brodeur 1972-793.602
5.Ernie Wakely 1972-793.759
6.Al Smith 1972-793.821
7.John Garrett 1973-794.097