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* 1924-371.916
2.George Hainsworth* 1926-371.932
3.Charlie Gardiner* 1927-342.024
4.Lorne Chabot 1926-372.027
5.Tiny Thompson* 1928-402.072
6.Dave Kerr 1930-412.135
7.Dominik Hasek* 1990-082.202
8.Ken Dryden* 1970-792.238
9.Martin Brodeur* 1991-152.242
10.Tuukka Rask 2007-182.256
11.Roy Worters* 1925-372.272
12.Jonathan Quick 2007-182.280
13.Roman Turek 1996-042.312
14.Clint Benedict* 1917-302.315
15.Gerry McNeil 1947-572.341
16.Ben Bishop 2008-182.350
17.Cory Schneider 2008-182.356
18.Bill Durnan* 1943-502.356
19.Marty Turco 2000-122.358
20.Henrik Lundqvist 2005-182.367
21.Corey Crawford 2005-182.368
22.Pekka Rinne 2005-182.373
23.Jacques Plante* 1952-732.375
24.Manny Legace 1998-102.409
25.Braden Holtby 2010-182.411
26.Evgeni Nabokov 1999-152.436
27.Sergei Bobrovsky 2010-182.443
28.Brian Elliott 2007-182.447
29.John Ross Roach 1921-352.457
30.Cristobal Huet 2002-102.459
31.Carey Price 2007-182.463
32.Jimmy Howard 2005-182.486
33.Miikka Kiprusoff 2000-132.488
34.Niklas Backstrom 2006-162.492
35.Chris Osgood 1993-112.492
36.Roberto Luongo 1999-182.493
37.Glenn Hall* 1952-712.496
38.Ed Belfour* 1988-072.496
39.Cam Talbot 2013-182.499
40.Jaroslav Halak 2006-182.500
41.Manny Fernandez 1994-092.503
42.Terry Sawchuk* 1949-702.504
43.Johnny Bower* 1953-702.506
44.Antti Niemi 2008-182.519
45.Tim Thomas 2002-142.520
46.Turk Broda* 1936-522.527
47.Jean-Sebastien Giguere 1996-142.529
48.Patrick Roy* 1984-032.538
49.Devan Dubnyk 2009-182.538
50.Frederik Andersen 2013-182.546
51.Jonas Hiller 2007-162.549
52.Tommy Salo 1994-042.553
53.Bernie Parent* 1965-792.555
54.Tomas Vokoun 1996-132.556
55.Marc-Andre Fleury 2003-182.563
56.Ilya Bryzgalov 2001-152.577
57.Patrick Lalime 1996-112.579
58.Ryan Miller 2002-182.594
59.Martin Biron 1995-142.615
60.Brent Johnson 1998-122.631
61.Semyon Varlamov 2008-182.652
62.Chris Mason 1998-132.661
63.Jamie McLennan 1993-072.665
64.Michal Neuvirth 2008-182.669
65.Jonathan Bernier 2007-182.678
66.Jose Theodore 1995-132.680
67.Byron Dafoe 1992-042.687
68.Peter Budaj 2005-182.690
69.Mike Smith 2006-182.695
70.Frank Brimsek* 1938-502.696
71.Steve Mason 2008-182.697
72.Cam Ward 2005-182.698
73.Ray Emery 2002-152.700
74.Charlie Hodge 1954-712.705
75.Kari Lehtonen 2003-182.707
76.Brian Boucher 1999-132.709
77.Olaf Kolzig 1989-092.710
78.Dwayne Roloson 1996-122.715
79.Nikolai Khabibulin 1994-142.725
80.Fred Brathwaite 1993-042.727
81.Wilf Cude 1930-412.734
82.Harry Lumley* 1943-602.743
83.Jocelyn Thibault 1993-082.746
84.Mike Dunham 1996-072.751
85.Craig Anderson 2002-182.758
86.Felix Potvin 1991-042.760
87.Dan Cloutier 1997-082.762
88.Vesa Toskala 2001-102.763
89.Al Rollins 1949-602.775
90.James Reimer 2010-182.778
91.Curtis Joseph 1989-092.790
92.Garth Snow 1993-062.809
93.Johan Hedberg 2000-132.816
94.Guy Hebert 1991-012.818
95.Ed Giacomin* 1965-782.820
96.Mathieu Garon 2000-132.830
97.Arturs Irbe 1991-042.831
98.Trevor Kidd 1991-042.839
99.Damian Rhodes 1990-022.842
100.Jim Henry 1941-552.844
101.Kevin Weekes 1997-092.867
102.Gump Worsley* 1952-742.869
103.Bill Beveridge 1929-432.871
104.Rick DiPietro 2000-132.872
105.Ondrej Pavelec 2007-182.876
106.Gerry Cheevers* 1961-802.890
107.Mike Richter 1989-032.892
108.Andrew Raycroft 2000-122.892
109.Jeff Hackett 1988-042.902
110.Mike Karakas 1935-462.910
111.Tony Esposito* 1968-842.931
112.Sean Burke 1987-072.963
113.Ron Hextall 1986-992.976
114.John Vanbiesbrouck 1981-022.978
115.Mike Vernon 1982-022.996
116.Rogie Vachon* 1966-823.000
117.Rick Tabaracci 1988-003.002
118.Marc Denis 1996-093.018
119.Chuck Rayner* 1940-533.032
120.Roger Crozier 1963-773.040
121.Daren Puppa 1985-003.041
122.Ron Tugnutt 1987-043.047
123.Stephane Fiset 1989-023.065
124.Chris Terreri 1986-013.069
125.Wayne Stephenson 1971-813.071
126.Pete Peeters 1978-913.091
127.Mark Fitzpatrick 1988-003.123
128.Andy Moog 1980-983.135
129.Denis DeJordy 1962-743.136
130.Bob Essensa 1988-023.147
131.Doug Favell 1967-793.173
132.Billy Smith* 1971-893.176
133.Jon Casey 1983-973.216
134.Bruce Gamble 1958-723.226
135.Tom Barrasso 1983-033.242
136.Eddie Johnston 1962-783.252
137.Kirk McLean 1985-013.262
138.Dan Bouchard 1972-863.265
139.Cesare Maniago 1960-783.269
140.Gilles Gilbert 1969-833.274
141.Glenn Resch 1973-873.280
142.Gerry Desjardins 1968-783.290
143.Don Edwards 1976-863.323
144.Michel Larocque 1973-843.336
145.Rick Wamsley 1980-933.343
146.Glenn Healy 1985-013.367
147.Grant Fuhr* 1981-003.380
148.Gary Smith 1965-803.398
149.Bill Ranford 1985-003.410
150.Kelly Hrudey 1983-983.427
151.Pat Riggin 1979-883.435
152.Don Beaupre 1980-973.456
153.Reggie Lemelin 1978-933.459
154.Clint Malarchuk 1981-923.472
155.Bob Sauve 1976-893.492
156.Tim Cheveldae 1988-973.493
157.Mike Liut 1979-923.493
158.John Davidson 1973-833.527
159.Phil Myre 1969-833.529
160.Mike Palmateer 1976-843.534
161.Glen Hanlon 1977-913.606
162.Craig Billington 1985-033.630
163.Roland Melanson 1980-923.635
164.Jacques Cloutier 1981-943.636
165.Gilles Meloche 1970-883.647
166.Gary Edwards 1968-823.653
167.Ken Wregget 1983-003.655
168.Jim Rutherford 1970-833.656
169.Denis Herron 1972-863.706
170.Brian Hayward 1982-933.725
171.Steve Weeks 1980-933.730
172.Dunc Wilson 1969-793.749
173.Michel Plasse 1970-823.792
174.Murray Bannerman 1977-873.839
175.Richard Brodeur 1979-883.863
176.Greg Millen 1978-923.877
177.Greg Stefan 1981-903.933
178.Doug Soetaert 1975-873.970
179.Ron Low 1972-854.289

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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