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Top 10 Winningest Goalies In NHL History

By Kapil Sapkota / 2 August 2023 05:19 AM

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Winningest goalies in NHL history are 1. Martin Brodeur 2. Patrick Roy 3. Marc-Andre Fleury 4. Roberto Luongo 5. Ed Belfour, and others.

Brodeur is leading the list with a total of 691 wins as of 2023. Patrick is next on the list with 551 wins, followed by Fleury with 544 wins to date.

As the final line of defense for the team, the role of the goaltender is very crucial in holding the team from conceding a goal in an NHL game.

The table here shows the list of the top 10 winningest goalies NHL.

All Time Wins NHL Goalies

GoaltenderNo. of Wins
Martin Brodeur691
Patrick Roy551
Marc-Andre Fleury544
Roberto Luongo489
Ed Belfour484
Henrik Lundqvist459
Curtis Joseph454
Terry Sawchuk445
Jacques Plante437
Tony Esposito423

Martin Brodeur - 691 Wins

What NHL goaltender has the most career wins? Martin Brodeur with 691 victories has the most career wins among the NHL goaltenders.

The Canadian goaltender played 22 seasons in the NHL, playing 21 of them with New Jersey Devils and one for the St. Louis Blues.

Brodeur won three Stanley Cups with the Devils. The goalie was named one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in 2017. Martin was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018.

Martin Brodeur enjoyed lots of success playing for the Devils.
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Martin has won 30 games in minimum in twelve seasons in a row between 1995–96 and 2007–08. He holds the record of the only goaltender in NHL history with eight 40-win seasons.

Brodeur was the winner of the Vezina Trophy four times, the William M. Jennings Trophy five times, and the NHL All-Star ten times. He was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy. Martin is one of the 13 NHL goaltenders to score a goal in the regular season.

Brodeur signed a tryout contract with the St. Louis Blues after quitting the Devils in November 2014. He signed a one-year deal with the Blues for $700,000. He retired from the NHL in January 2015 having played only 5 games for the Blues.

Patrick Roy - 551 Wins

Patrick Roy with 551 wins tops the list for the Montreal Canadiens winningest goalies. Roy was picked by Montreal in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.

Roy's nineteen years of NHL career were spent with the Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. He won 2/2 Stanley Cups with each of the franchises during his career. He used to be praised as the "King of Goaltenders" in the media.

Patrick has remained the only player in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy three times. Both the Canadiens and Avalanche have retired Roy's number 33 jersey.

Initially, he didn't want to play for Montreal as he was a great fan of the rival team Quebec Nordiques. However, on February 23, 1985, Roy played his debut match for the Canadiens.

Patrick won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender in the years 1989, 1990, and 1992. The Hockey Hall of Fame inducted him in 2006.

Roy was listed as one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in 2017. He is currently serving as the head coach of the Cape Breton Eagles in QMJHL.

Marc-Andre Fleury - 544 Wins

Marc-Andre Fleury ranks third on the list of the top NHL goaltenders with 544 wins. The 38-year-old veteran currently plays for Minnesota Wild.

Fluery was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2003 NHL entry draft as the first overall pick. He won 3 Stanley Cups with the Penguins in 2009, 2016, and 2017. 

Following a phenomenal season with a .928 save percentage, Fleury was awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy and the Vezina Trophy in 2021.

Marc-Andre Fleury with the gold pads while playing for the Knights
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Fluery was the youngest goaltender in the league when he made his debut against the Los Angeles Kings in the 2003-04 season. His first winning game in the NHL was against the Detroit Red Wings in the same season, where he recorded 31 saves in a 4-3 win.

Marc was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. He started playing for the Knights during the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. The Knights accumulated a 4-0 record to sweep the Los Angeles Kings.

Roberto Luongo - 489 Wins

Roberto Luongo completed his 19 seasons of NHL playing career with the New York Islanders, Florida Panthers, and the Vancouver Canucks.

Luongo has been the NHL second-team All-Star two times in 2004 and 2007. He was picked 4th overall by the Islanders in the 1997 Entry Draft.

He stands second all-time in games played as an NHL goalie playing 1044 games. His NHL debut was against the Boston Bruins on November 28, 1999, where he stopped 43 shots in a 2-1 win.

Luongo was representing the Florida Panthers from 2000-2006. He had his first match with the Panthers against the Bruins on October 9, 2000, where he recorded 18 saves in the 4-2 loss game.

The goalie was traded to the Vancouver Canucks on June 23, 2006. He signed a four-year deal with the Canucks for $27 million.

Luongo returned back to the Panthers in 2014. He played his 1000th NHL game with the Panthers during the 2017-18 season.

Ed Belfour - 484 Wins

Ed Belfour's 484 wins rank fifth for the top-winningest NHL goalies. Belfour signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1988.

Ed is one of only two players to win an NCAA championship, a Stanley Cup, and an Olympic Gold medal. Neal Broten is another such player.

Belfour had a legendary career as an elite NHL netminder
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Edward became the starting goalie for the Blackhawks in the 1990-91 season and enjoyed a strong rookie season. He recorded 43 victories in 74 games. He won Vezina Trophy and the William M. Jennings trophy in the 1990-91 season and also in 1993.

On July 2, 1997, the player signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars. Edward played 61 games and had a 1.88 GAA. The Stars won the Presidents' Trophy. In the 1998-99 season, the Stars again won the championship and Ed was awarded his fourth William M. Jennings Trophy.

Belfour also played for Toronto Maple Leafs and the Florida Panthers where he created several records. In 2011, Edward was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Henrik Lundqvist - 459 Wins

A Swedish former professional ice hockey goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist holds the sixth position in the esteemed list with 459 career wins.

Lundqvist spent his entire 15-season NHL career with the New York Rangers. He was awarded Vezina Trophy in 2012, for which he was nominated in each of his first three seasons.

Henrik is the only goaltender to record eleven 30-win seasons in his first twelve seasons in the long history of the National Hockey League.

Lundqvist had his NHL debut match against the New Jersey Devils on 8 October 2005, in which he saved 24 of 27 shots in a 3–2 overtime loss. He became the first NHL goaltender to face his twin brother, Joel, against the Dallas Stars on 14 December 2006.

Henrik signed a six-year contract extension for $41.25 million with the Rangers. He became the highest-paid goaltender in the NHL on average over the length of his contract.

The Swedish netminder announced his retirement on August 20, 2021. Henrik is named to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2023.

Curtis Joseph - 454 Wins

The Canadian former ice hockey goaltender played for a number of franchises during his career en route to recording 454 wins in the NHL.

Curtis made it to the playoffs with the Toronto Maple Leafs, St. Louis Blues, and Edmonton Oilers. He also played for the Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes, and Calgary Flames.

Curtis Joseph during his tenure with Edmonton Oilers
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Although Joseph never won a Stanley Cup, he retired with the most career wins of any goaltender. He was the first goaltender to have to win 30 or more in a regular season for five different teams.

Curtis started his journey to the NHL with the St. Louis Blues in 1990. The 1992-93 season became a massive success for him. The Blues swept the Chicago Blackhawks in four games in the first round of the playoffs.

While playing for the Maple Leafs, Curtis had three consecutive seasons of 30+ wins. He became runner-up twice for the Vezina Trophy in 1999 and 2000. Joseph was awarded the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2000.

Terry Sawchuk - 445 Wins

Terry Sawchuk has a record of 445 career victories during his 21 season long career in the NHL. He made his debut with the Detroit Red Wings.

The Canadian netminder later went on to play for Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers. Terry was a four-time Stanley Cup champion.

He was awarded the Calder Trophy and the Vezina Trophy in four different seasons. Sawchuk won All-Star five times in his first five years in the NHL. He had fifty-six shutouts, and his GAA (goals-against average) remained below 2.00.

Terry was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1971. Moreover, Sawchuk was also named one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in 2017.

Ryan Miller - 391 Wins

Ryan Miller has the record for most wins by a US born goalie with 391 wins. Miller spent most of his NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres.

Miller won the Vezina Trophy in 2010 as the league's best goaltender. He surpassed John Vanbiesbrouck to become the victorious American-born goalie in NHL history.

Ryan Miller has won the most NHL games amongst American goalies.
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Ryan played 15 regular season games for the Sabres during the 2002-03 season. He was ranked 11th among the NHL goaltenders with a 2.60 GAA during the 2005-06 season.

Ryan Miller is one of the 39 netminders to win 300 games in NHL history. Ryan is the older brother of former NHL forward Drew Miller.

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