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Starting Goalies For All 32 Teams In NHL

By Dipak BK / 19 December 2023 05:22 AM

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NHL Starting goalies like Alexandar Georgiev (Colorado), Igor Shesterkin (NY Rangers), Sergei Bobrovsky(Florida), and Thatcher Demko(Vancouver) are dominant forces, consistently showcasing elite athleticism and clutch saves.

The 2023-24 NHL season boasts a dynamic goaltending landscape, blending seasoned veterans and exciting young talents vying for the top spot.

Jake Oettinger (Dallas) has emerged as a potential superstar, while Adin Hill(Vegas) and Jeremy Swayman (Boston Bruins) are proving their worth as reliable starters.

Spencer Martin (Columbus Blue Jackets)

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Career record: 48 GP - 16 W - 0 SO - 3.54 GAA - 0.889 SV%

2023-24: 10 GP - 2 W - 0 SO - 3.20 GAA - 0.902 SV%

Spencer Martin is the starting goaltender for the Columbus Blue Jackets after Elvis Merzlikins was placed on IR due to illness. 

Merzlikis, the starter for the CBJ, is expected to miss a week of action. He recorded 6 wins and 8 losses with a 3-10 GAA and a 0.910 Save Percentage(SV%) in 19 games before injury. Martin, 28, was claimed off waivers from Vancouver on September 29, 2023, by Colombus.

Jordan Binnington (St. Louis Blues)

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Career Record: 242 GP - 125 W - 13 SO - 2.80 GAA -  .907SV%

2023-24: 19 GP - 8 W - 1 SO - 2.99 GAA - .912SV%

Jordan Binnington, the 30-year-old goaltender for the St. Louis Blues, is no stranger to pressure.

He rose to prominence in 2019, leading the Blues to their first-ever Stanley Cup title. Since then, he's been the Blues' rock in the net, providing stability and clutch play.

Binnington's strengths lie in his quick reflexes, athleticism, and ability to read the game. He thrives in high-pressure situations, showcasing his calm demeanor and focus even during crucial moments.

Arvid Söderblom (Chicago Blackhawks)

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Career record: 30 Gp - 4 W - 0 - 3.66 GAA - .887 SV%

2023-24: 12 GP - 2 W - 0 SO - 3.62 GAA - .884 SV%

Arvid Söderblom, a 27-year-old Swedish goaltender, has emerged as the Chicago Blackhawks' starting goalie in the 2023-24 season.

While still young and relatively inexperienced, he has shown promising flashes of brilliance, earning the trust of the coaching staff.

Söderblom boasts impressive size and athleticism, allowing him to cover a large portion of the net. Petr Mrázek the 31-year-old goaltender currently serves as the backup for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Ville Husso (Detroit Red Wings)

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Career Record: 127 GP -  68 W - 7 SO - 3.01 GAA - .902 SV%

2023-24: 14 GP - 8 W - 0 SO - 3.65 GAA  - .886 SV%

Ville Husso, a 28-year-old Finnish goaltender, is a promising young talent who has the potential to be a top-tier goaltender in the NHL.

He was traded to the Wings in exchange for their third-round pick at the 2022 NHL Entry draft. 

Husso won the William M. Jennings Trophy in 2022 with the St. Louis Blues, sharing the award with teammate Jordan Binnington for allowing the fewest goals in the NHL.

Mackenzie Blackwood (San Jose Sharks)

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Career Record: 171 GP -  68 W - 8 SO  -  3.06 GAA  -  .904 SV%

2023-24: 19 GP  -  3 W - 0 SO -  3.83 GAA  -  .895 SV%

Mackenzie Blackwood, the 25-year-old Canadian goaltender, is currently in the starting role with the San Jose Sharks.

He was traded to the Sharks on June 27, 2023, by the Devils in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round pick. 

He can string together impressive performances, only to be followed by shaky games with costly mistakes.

This unpredictable nature has caused frustration among fans and raised concerns about his ability to be a reliable starter.

Jake Allen (Montreal Canadiens)

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Career Record: 405 GP -  186 W - 24 SO  -  2.73 GAA  -  .908 SV%

2023-24: 10 GP  -  3 W - 0 SO -  3.74 GAA  -  .898 SV%

Jake Allen, the 33-year-old Canadian goaltender, serves as a vital veteran presence for the Canadiens and one of the three goalies they play in tandem.

The other two goalies are Cayden Primeau and Sam Montembeault. 

The Canadiens have been searching for a legitimate starter since their former starter Carey Price retired unofficially following a knee injury.

Allen won the Stanley CUp with the St. Louis Blues in 2019 and here are his stats. 

Jacob Markström (Calgary Flames)

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Career Record: 453 GP -  198 W - 18 SO  -  2.73 GAA  -  .909 SV%

2023-24: 16 GP  -  6 W - 0 SO -  2.94 GAA  -  .896 SV%

Jacob Markstrom, the 33-year-old Swedish goaltender, is the undisputed cornerstone of the Calgary Flames' defense.

He is currently week-to-week due to a Finger Injury, the team continued with Dan Vladar against the Wild and they have called up Dustin Wolf from the AHL. 

Markstrom's contributions have been crucial to the Flames' success in recent years. 

John Gibson (Anaheim Ducks)

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Career Record: 449 GP -  185 W - 24 SO  -  2.82 GAA  -  .912 SV%

2023-24: 18 GP  -  5 W - 0 SO -  2.82 GAA  -  .906 SV%

John Gibson, the 30-year-old American goaltender, faces a crucial juncture in his career with the Anaheim Ducks.

While possessing undeniable talent and flashes of brilliance, his inconsistency and injury history have raised questions about his long-term potential as the team's starter.

Gibson's talent and potential are undeniable. He has the physical tools and mental fortitude to overcome his inconsistencies and become a dominant force in the NHL. 

Stuart Skinner (Edmonton Oilers)

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Career Record: 82 GP -  45 W - 3 SO  -  2.82 GAA  -  .908 SV%

2023-24: 18 GP  -  9 W - 1 SO -  3.03 GAA  -  .889 SV%

Stuart Skinner, the 24-year-old Canadian goaltender, has emerged as the Edmonton Oilers' starting goalie in the 2023-24 season.

Jack Campbell was in the running for a starter position with the team but was placed on waivers on November 7, 2023, by the Oilers.

The Edmonton, Alberta, native possesses remarkable athleticism and quick reflexes, allowing him to react quickly to scoring threats.

While still under development, Skinner's ability to bounce back from occasional setbacks and maintain his composure under pressure is encouraging.

Karel Vejmelka (Arizona Coyotes)

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Career Record: 113 GP - 33 W - 4 SO - 3.45 GAA - .892 SV%

2023-24: 11 GP - 2 W - 0 SO - 3.54 GAA - .898 SV%

Karel Vejmelka, the 27-year-old goaltender, has emerged as the Arizona Coyotes' undisputed starter in the 2023-24 season.

His impressive size, athleticism, and quick reflexes have made him a formidable presence in the net and a bright spot for the rebuilding Coyotes.

While still gaining experience at the NHL level, the Czech goalie has displayed impressive composure under pressure. He remains calm in high-stakes situations, rarely getting rattled or flustered.

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen (Buffalo Sabres)

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Career Record: 59 GP -  26 W - 1 SO  -  3.33 GAA  -  .900 SV%

2023-24: 18 GP  -  6 W - 1 SO -  2.81 GAA  -  .907 SV%

Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, the 24-year-old Finnish goaltender, has emerged as the Buffalo Sabres' starting goalie in the 2023-24 season.

He is currently out due to illness, Devon Levi from Rochester was recalled as backup to Eric Comrie. 

This season, Luukkonen has posted a 2.81 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage, demonstrating his ability to be a reliable starter.

So far, he has won 26 out of 59 regular season games in the NHL, showcasing his potential to be a dominant force in the NHL.

Philipp Grubauer (Seattle Kraken)

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Career Record: 323 GP -  149 W - 20 SO  -  2.59 GAA  -  .910 SV%

2023-24: 15 GP  -  5 W - 0 SO -  3.35 GAA  -  .883 SV%

Philipp Grubauer, the 31-year-old German goaltender, has solidified himself as the Seattle Kraken's starting goalie in their second season.

While not flashy, his consistent and dependable play has provided the Kraken with a stable presence in the net and played a key role in their improved defensive performance.

Pheonix Copley (Los Angeles Kings)

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Career Record: 75 GP -  44 W - 3 SO  -  2.82 GAA  -  .899 SV%

2023-24: 7 GP  -  4 W - 1 SO -  3.03 GAA  -  .873 SV%

Pheonix Copley, the 31-year-old American goaltender, has defied expectations and become the Los Angeles Kings' starting goaltender in the 2023-24 season. 

While not possessing the flashiest athleticism, Copley's strong work ethic and dedication to improvement have been crucial to his success.

Thatcher Demko (Vancouver Canucks)

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Career Record: 187 GP -  93 W - 5 SO  -  2.85 GAA  -  .911 SV%

2023-24: 19 GP  -  12 W - 2 SO -  2.46 GAA  -  .918 SV%

Thatcher Demko, the 27-year-old American goaltender, is the undisputed starter for the Vancouver Canucks.

He has a knack for making highlight-reel saves and keeping the Canucks in close games. Despite occasional inconsistencies, Demko remains a crucial piece of the Canucks' future. 

Frederik Andersen (Carolina Hurricanes)

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Career Record: 485 GP -  286 W - 24 SO  -  2.59 GAA  -  .915 SV%

2023-24: 6 GP  -  4 W - 0 SO -  2.87 GAA  -  .894 SV%

Frederik Andersen, the 34-year-old Danish goaltender, anchors the Carolina Hurricanes' net. His experience, technical prowess, and calm demeanor make him a reliable starter. 

Andersen was placed on IR on November 7, 2023, Anti Raanta has been the starter for Carolina since then. In addition to Raanta the team also recalled Pyotr Kochetkov from Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.

Sergei Bobrovsky (Florida Panthers)

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Career Record: 661 GP - 372 W - 40 SO - 2.60 GAA - .915 SV%

2023-24: 19 GP - 12 W - 2 SO - 2.49 GAA - .910 SV%

Sergei Bobrovsky, the 35-year-old Russian goaltender, guards the net for the Florida Panthers.

 His immense experience, athleticism, and strong glove hand make him a formidable presence in the net.

Tristan Jarry (Pittsburgh Penguins)

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Career Record: 225 GP - 125 W - 16 SO - 2.63 GAA - .914 SV%

2023-24: 19 GP - 8 W - 3 SO - 2.50 GAA - .917 SV%

Tristan Jarry, the 28-year-old Canadian goaltender, anchors the Pittsburgh Penguins' net. 

Jarry excels at making acrobatic saves and thrives under pressure. He is a key player for the Penguins' success, securing several shutouts over his career. 

Carter Hart (Philadelphia Flyers)

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Career Record: 217 GP - 92 W - 6 SO - 2.92 GAA - .906 SV%

2023-24: 16 GP - 8 W - 6 SO - 2.45 GAA - .916 SV%

Carter Hart, the 25-year-old Canadian goaltender, stands as the Philadelphia Flyers' starting goalie.

Once viewed as a franchise cornerstone, his inconsistency and injury history raise questions about his long-term fit. 

Joonas Korpisalo (Ottawa Senators)

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Career Record: 234 GP - 99 W - 4 SO - 3.03 GAA - .904 SV%

2023-24: 13 GP - 5 W - 0 SO - 3.41 GAA - .897 SV%

Joonas Korpisalo, the 29-year-old Finnish goaltender, stands tall as the Ottawa Senators' starting goalie.

His size, athleticism, and quick reflexes make him a formidable presence in the net.

He won the 2016 Calder Cup with the Lake Erie Monsters(now Cleveland Monsters), AHL affiliates of the Colombus Blue Jackets.

Ilya Samsonov (Toronto Maple Leafs)

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Career Record: 141 GP - 83 W - 10 SO - 2.71 GAA - .906 SV%

2023-24: 10 GP - 4 W - 0 SO - 3.58 GAA - .878 SV%

Ilya Samsonov, the 25-year-old Russian goaltender, guards the Toronto Maple Leafs' net.

Samsonov is currently day-to-day due to illness, Joseph Woll who was the starter in his absence is out due to injury as well. 

He excels at tracking the puck and cutting down angles, showing flashes of brilliance that have excited fans.

Adin Hill (Vegas Golden Knights)

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Career Record: 115 GP - 55 W - 7 SO - 2.57 GAA - .913 SV%

2023-24: 14 GP - 10 W - 2 SO - 1.87 GAA - .935 SV%

Adin Hill, the 27-year-old Canadian goaltender, stands tall as the Vegas Golden Knights' starting goalie.

Hill won the 2023 Staley Cup with the Golden Knights. He has also won the gold representing Team Canada at the 2021 Ice Hockey World Championship. 

Vítek Vaněček (New Jersey Devils)

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Vítek Vaněček, the 27-year-old Czech goaltender, is the starting goalie for the New Jersey Devils. He is a talented young goalie with a strong athletic base and quick reflexes.

This will be Vanecek's second season with the Devils. He was traded by the Washington Capitals at the 2022 NHL entry draft.

Career Record: 147 GP - 83 W - 9 SO - 2.69 GAA - .906 SV%

2023-24: 16 GP - 9 W - 0 SO - 3.60 GAA - .877 SV%

Filip Gustavsson (Minnesota Wild)

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Career Record: 81 GP - 37 W - 4 SO - 2.64 GAA - .915 SV%

2023-24: 15 GP - 5 W - 1 SO - 3.26 GAA - .894 SV%

Filip Gustavsson, the 24-year-old Swedish goaltender, stands tall as the Minnesota Wild's starting goalie.

While still establishing himself at the NHL level, his calm demeanor and ability to control rebounds provide stability for the Wild's defense.

Darcy Kuemper (Washington Capitals)

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Career Record: 369 GP - 170 W - 30 SO - 2.57 GAA - .915 SV%

2023-24: 13 GP - 5 W - 0 SO - 3.22 GAA - .887 SV%

Darcy Kuemper, the 33-year-old Canadian goaltender, stands as the Washington Capitals' starting goalie. He won the 2022 Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche. 

Kuemper excels at controlling rebounds and staying calm under pressure, instilling confidence in his teammates. 

Alexandar Georgiev (Colorado Avalanche)

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Career Record: 213 GP - 112 W - 14 SO - 2.81 GAA - .911 SV%

2023-24: 22 GP - 14 W - 1 SO - 2.86 GAA - .902 SV%

Alexandar Georgiev, the 27-year-old Bulgarian goaltender, anchors the Colorado Avalanche's net.

Georgiev's shines in making highlight-reel saves, stealing games with acrobatic dives and lightning-fast glove snags.

Igor Shesterkin (New York Rangers)

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Career Record: 173 GP - 109 W - 11 SO - 2.41 GAA - .923 SV%

2023-24: 15 GP - 10 W - 0 SO - 2.75 GAA - .911 SV%

Igor Shesterkin, the 27-year-old Russian goaltender, has rapidly established himself as one of the most dominant forces in the NHL. 

Affectionately nicknamed "The Czar" by Rangers fans, Shesterkin won the Vezina Trophy in 2022 as the best goalie of the season. 

Jake Oettinger (Dallas Stars)

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Career Record: 157 GP - 88 W - 8 SO - 2.67 GAA - .916 SV%

2023-24: 18 GP - 10 W - 1 SO - 2.67 GAA - .911 SV%

Jake Oettinger, the 24-year-old American goaltender, has quickly become a cornerstone of the Dallas Stars' success.

Nicknamed "Otter" for his agility and grace in the net, he stands tall at 6'6" and boasts a calm demeanor that belies his competitive spirit.

Juuse Saros (Nashville Predators)

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Career Record: 307 GP - 158 W - 21 SO - 2.60 GAA - .918 SV%

2023-24: 21 GP - 11 W - 1 SO - 2.93 GAA - .904 SV%

Juuse Saros, nicknamed "Juice," is the 28-year-old Finnish goaltender who stands as the unwavering wall protecting the Nashville Predators' crease.

His game is a testament to his agility and technical mastery.

Andrei Vasilevskiy (Tampa Bay Lightning)

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Career Record: 431 GP - 266 W - 33 SO - 2.53 GAA - .918 SV%

2023-24: 6 GP - 3 W - 1 SO - 2.67 GAA - .899 SV%

Andrei Vasilevskiy, affectionately known as "The Big Cat," reigns supreme as the 28-year-old Russian goaltender guarding the Tampa Bay Lightning's net.

He returned to the ice on November 24 after missing the first two months, he was undergoing rehab for his back surgery 

The 2019 Vezina Trophy winner was the netminder for Tampa Bay's back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships in 2020 & 2021. He won the Conn Smythe as the playoffs MVP in 2021. 

Ilya Sorokin (New York Islanders)

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Career Record: 152 GP - 76 W - 18 SO - 2.43 GAA - .922 SV%

2023-24: 16 GP - 6 W - 2 SO - 3.19 GAA - .911 SV%

Ilya Sorokin is the 28-year-old Russian goaltender who stands as the impenetrable barrier protecting the New York Islanders' net.

In his short NHL career, he has secured a Vezina Trophy nomination, a feat reserved for the league's most outstanding goaltenders. 

Linus Ullmark (Boston Bruins)

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Career Record: 220 GP - 124 W - 6 SO - 2.51 GAA - .919 SV%

2023-24: 13 GP - 8 W - 0 SO - 2.69 GAA - .918 SV%

Linus Ullmark stands tall as the 30-year-old Swedish guardian of the Boston Bruins' crease.

Ullmark won the 2022-23 Vezina Trophy as the best goaltender of the season. In addition to that he won the William M. Jennings Trophy alongside his teammate Jeremy Swayman for allowing the fewest goals in the league.

Connor Hellebuyck (Winnipeg Jets)

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Career Record: 464 GP - 250 W - 33 SO - 2.65 GAA - .916 SV%

2023-24: 19 GP - 12 W - 1 SO - 2.47 GAA - .914 SV%

Connor Hellebuyck, nicknamed "Helly" by fans, is the 30-year-old American goaltender who stands as the impenetrable wall guarding the Winnipeg Jets' net.

He won the prestigious Vezina Trophy as the league's most outstanding goaltender in 2020. 

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