1. Andrei Vasilevskiy - Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning drafted the Russian netminder Vasilevskiy in the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He was the first goalie to be drafted that year.
Vasilevski won the Vezina Trophy in the 2018-19 season, awarded to the top goaltender in the league. He is one of the most significant factors that make the Lightning franchise among the strongest NHL teams.
In five straight seasons from 2017-18 through 2021-22, the Lightning's goaltender led the league in wins. He became the Stanley Cup champion with Tampa Bay franchise in 2020 and 2021.
The Russian also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP in the 2021 playoffs. His 18 wins in 2020 are the record for the most wins in a single postseason.
When the goalie made 20 wins in 25 games played during the 2017-18 regular season, he became only the sixth goaltender to hold the record in NHL history.
Vasilevskiy was selected for his first NHL All-Star game that season. He led the league in wins in both the regular season and playoffs.
During Tampa Bay's run for its second Stanley Cup in the 2019-20 season, Vasilevskiy recorded shutouts in all four of the Lightning series winning games.
His 5 consecutive shutout streak tied with Clint Benedict and Chris Osgood.
On 23 May 2022, the goalkeeper registered his NHL record-breaking sixth series with a shutout, having 49 shots saved against the Florida Panthers in a 4-game sweep.
He completed the series by allowing just 3 goals over 154 shots and had a .981 save percentage.
Vasilevskiy concluded the 2022-23 regular season by posting a record of 34-22-4 and a .915 save percentage. The previous season, he had a 39-18-5 record and a .916 SV percentage.