Average Height And Weight Of NHL Goalies
Average goalie height in NHL is 6'2'' (187.96 cm). Average goalie weight in NHL is 89.99 Kg (198.39 lbs).
NHL does not require a goalie to have a certain height or weight. However, the size of the gear manufactured is limited, which indirectly constrains the player's size.
NHL Goalie Size: How Big Can Be A Hockey Goaltender?
There is no limit on goalie height or weight in NHL. Goalies can be as big as Ben Bishop and as small as Roy Worters.
There is a rule to mandate pads for goalies that are anatomically proportional to their physical characteristics. NHL Rulebook states, "Pads can only be ten and one-half inches deep."
The goaltender has to wear pads according to their size, which is limited. Otherwise, there are no restrictions on the size of the goalie.
Goalies in competitive games of the NHL have to be immensely athletic. They can be big or small does not matter, but they should have a lot of stamina and agility.
Who is the tallest goalie in NHL?
Tallest goalie in NHL history is Ben Bishop. He stands 6'6'' (201cm) tall.
Benjamin Manning Bishop III, a name as big as his body, is also known as "Big Ben."
Bishop has played for the St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning, Los Angeles Kings, and Dallas Stars.
On June 10, 2022, the Stars traded him to the Buffalo Sabres; in exchange for future considerations.
Jacob Markstrom is the tallest active goalie in NHL as of 2023. He stands 6'6'' (198 cm) tall.
Shortest goalie in NHL
Shortest goalie ever in NHL is Roy Worters. Worters is 5'3'' (160 cm) tall. Worters was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1969.
Roy was a Canadian professional hockey player who played twelve seasons in NHL. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Canadiens, and New York Americans for the time.
Alex Stalock is the shortest goalie in NHL right now. Stalock stands 5'11''(180 cm) tall.