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Ranking Every Starting Goaltender In Detroit Red Wings History

The Detroit Red Wings were first established in 1926. At that time, they were called the Detroit Cougars up until 1930. Then, from 1930 to 1932, they were called the Detroit Falcons. And in 1932 to the present day, they have been known as the name we all recognize: the Detroit Red Wings.

The Red Wings have won a total of 11 Stanley Cups ranking them third among all NHL teams. They won it in 1936, 1937, 1943, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008.

The most important trophy to goaltenders is the Vezina Trophy. Each year it is awarded to the best goaltender in the league. But prior to 1982, it was given to the goaltender(s) of the team who had the fewest goals scored against them during the regular season. A total of three Red Wings goalies have been honored with this coveted award throughout the years: Normie Smith (1937), Johnny Mowers (1943), and Terry Sawchuk (1952, 1953, 1955).

Since 1982, the William M. Jennings Trophy has been awarded to the goaltender(s) who played at least 25 games for the team who had the fewest goals scored against them during the regular season. This trophy has been awarded to Detroit goalies on two occasions: Chris Osgood and Mike Vernon in 1996, and Dominik Hasek and Chris Osgood: 2008

In all of Detroit’s franchise history, a total of 45 goaltenders have played at least 20 games in a season. This list will detail them all from worst to best.

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45 Eddie Mio

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Eddie Mio began his NHL career by playing two seasons with the Edmonton Oilers, followed by two seasons with the New York Rangers. He then spent the last three years of his career with the Detroit Red Wings from 1983 to 1986.

During his time with Detroit, the 5’10”-180 netminder played 49 regular season games with them and posted 10 wins (including 1 shutout), 21 losses and 5 ties, along with a very hefty 5.00 goals against average. In fact, in the three seasons he spent with them, his lowest GAA was a 4.31. And what’s even more disappointing is in 1985-86 – his last season with them – his goals against average was 6.32 in just 18 games played. He also played one playoff game with them but lost it.

Not surprising, he never played in another NHL game after that awful season.

44 Mark Laforest

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Mark Laforest spent the first two seasons of his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings from 1985 to 1987. During that time, this 5’11”-190 goalie played 33 regular season games and tallied just 6 wins (including 1 shutout) and 22 losses, along with an unimpressive 4.72 goals against average. He did not appear in any playoff games with them.

After his disappointing time with Detroit, he went to play two seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, followed by one season each with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators. And he didn’t do much better with those team either. His best GAA in all of his six NHL seasons was 3.29 and that was with Detroit in 1986-87. In fact, in three of his six seasons, his goals against average was well above the 4.00 mark.

43 Jonas Gustavsson

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Jonas Gustavsson spent the first three years of his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2009 to 2012. He then spent the next three seasons playing for the Detroit Red Wings from 2012 to 2015.

During his time with the Red Wings, this 6’4”-201 goalie played a total of 41 regular season games and produced 21 wins (including one shutout), 10 losses and 6 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.67 goals against average and a .904 save percentage. His best season with Detroit was in 2013-14 when he racked up 16 wins in 27 games (with only 5 regulation losses and 4 overtime/shootout losses). He then played in two playoff games, but failed to earn any wins.

After his time in Detroit, he went on to play one season with the Boston Bruins and is now currently a member of the Edmonton Oilers.

42 Hank Bassen

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Hank Bassen began his NHL career with Chicago Blackhawks playing two seasons with them. He then spent six seasons with the Detroit Red Wings between the 1960-61 and 1966-67 seasons.

The 5’10”-180 goalie played a total of 98 regular season games with them and tallied 33 wins (including 3 shutouts), 38 losses and 19 ties, along with a 2.95 goals against average. He also appeared in 5 playoff games but earned just one win.

After his time with Detroit, he went on to play one season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He definitely struggled during his time in the NHL. In nine seasons, only once did he record more wins than losses and it wasn’t by much: 6 wins, 5 losses and 5 ties during the 1962-63 season.

41 Jim Rutherford

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Jim Rutherford had three stints with the Detroit Red Wings. The first time was during the 1970-71 season; then he spent the 1973-74 to 1980-81 seasons with them; then finally he played one game with them in 1982-83.

During his time with the Red Wings, this 5’8”-168 goaltender played a total of 314 regular season games and recorded 97 wins (including 10 shutouts), 165 losses and 43 ties, along with a 3.69 goals against average. He also appeared in 3 playoff games and earned 2 wins.

His last NHL season was in 1982-83 but he only played one game. After a terrible game in which he let in seven goals, he finished off the season in the AHL with the Adirondack Phantoms.

In addition spending the majority of his NHL career with Detroit, he also spent some time playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings.

40 Corrado Micalef

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Corrado Micalef spent his entire five-year NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings from 1981 to 1986. This 5’8”-172 netminder played a total of 113 regular season games and tallied 26 wins (including 2 shutouts), 59 losses and 15 ties, along with a pretty hefty 4.24 goals against average. In fact, in three of his five seasons, he had a GAA of well over 4.00 and his last season he posted a very high 5.52 goals against average. He also appeared in three playoff games but failed to earn any wins.

While he was a member of the Red Wings in the NHL, he also spent a lot of time in the minors with their AHL affiliate team, the Adirondack Phantoms. After his time in the NHL, he played several seasons overseas in different European leagues.

39 Gilles Gilbert

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Gilles Gilbert spent the first 11 years of his NHL career with the Minnesota North Stars and Boston Bruins from 1969 to 1980 before joining the Detroit Red Wings for the last three seasons of his career (1980 to 1983).

During his time with Detroit, this 6’1”-175 netminder played 95 regular season games and tallied 21 wins, 48 losses and 16 ties, along with a rather high 4.18 goals against average. In fact, he had a GAA of over 4.00 in each of his three seasons with them. Those three years were the only times in his career that he finished a season with a GAA of over 4.00 except for the one game he played with Minnesota in 1969-70 when he let in six goals.

Additionally, the Red Wings did not make the playoffs in each of those three years Gilbert spent with them.

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38 Bob Sauve

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Bob Sauve spent the first six seasons of his NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres from 1976-77 until partway through the 1981-82 season. In December 1981, he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

This 5’8”-175 netminder played 41 regular season games with Detroit during the 1981-82 season and recorded 11 wins, 25 losses and 4 ties, along with a 4.19 goals against average. The Red Wings did not make the playoffs that year.

After his time with Detroit, he went on to play another three seasons with Buffalo, followed by two seasons each with Chicago and New Jersey. He was awarded the Vezina and William M. Jennings Trophies during his career while he was playing for the Sabres.

37 Larry Lozinski

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Larry Lozinski played just one season in the NHL and it was in 1980-81 with the Detroit Red Wings.

This 5’11”-175 netminder played a total of 30 regular season games and recorded 6 wins, 11 losses and 7 ties, along with a hefty 4.32 goals against average. The Red Wings did not make the playoffs that year.

Although he played just one season in the NHL, he did have a better career playing in the minors. He played two seasons for the Kalamazoo Wings in the International Hockey League. He also spent three seasons in the American Hockey League with the Adirondack Phantoms. After splitting the 1982-83 season between the AHL and IHL, Lozinski hung his skates up for good after that.

36 Doug Grant

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Doug Grant spent the first three years of his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings from 1973 to 1976. He did, however, only have one full time season with them in 1973-74, while in his next two seasons he only played a combination of nine games in total.

During his time in Detroit, this 6’1”-200 goaltender played a total of 46 regular season games and tallied 17 wins (including 1 shutout), 22 losses and 2 ties, along with a high 4.34 goals against average. He did not appear in any playoff games with them.

After his time with the Red Wings, he spent four seasons with the St. Louis Blues, although he spent the majority of his time playing in the CHL with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles.

35 Bill Beveridge

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Bill Beveridge spent the first season of his NHL career with the Detroit Cougars in 1929-30.

This 5’8”-170 goalie played 39 regular season games with them and tallied 14 wins (including 2 shutouts), 20 losses and 5 ties, along with a 2.71 goals against average. He did not appear in any playoff games with them.

After his short time with Detroit, he went on to play three seasons with the Ottawa Senators, one season with the St. Louis Eagles, and three seasons with the Montreal Maroons. He then went on to play the next four seasons between the International-American Hockey League, as well as the American Hockey League, before rejoining the NHL in 1942-43 to play with the New York Rangers – his last season in the league.

34 Denis DeJordy

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Denis DeJordy spent the first nine seasons of his NHL career between 1962 and 1972 with the Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens. He then found his way to the Detroit Red Wings for the 1972-73 and 1973-74 seasons.

During his time with Detroit, this 5’9”-185 goalie played 25 regular season games and posted 8 wins (including one shutout), 12 losses and 3 ties, along with a 3.86 goals against average. He didn’t appear in any playoff games with them.

He only played one game with them during the 1973-74 season, but after allowing four goals in just one period, he never played another NHL game again. In fact, he finished that season with the Baltimore Clippers in the AHL.

DeJordy did win the Vezina Trophy during his career, but it was in 1967 while he was playing for the Chicago Blackhawks.

33 Rogie Vachon

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Rogie Vachon spent the first 12 seasons of his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings before joining the Detroit Red Wings in 1978. He spent the next two seasons with the Red Wings until 1980.

During his time in Detroit, he played a total of 109 regular season games and posted 30 wins (including 4 shutouts), 57 losses and 19 ties, along with a 3.74 goals against average. The Red Wings did not make the playoffs in either of his two seasons with them.

After his time with Detroit, he went on to play two seasons with the Boston Bruins. During his career, he did win one Vezina Trophy and that was in 1968 with the Montreal Canadiens. Vachon was later inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2016.

32 Ed Giacomin

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Ed Giacomin spent the first 11 seasons of his NHL career with the New York Rangers from 1965-66 to 1975-76. Then in October 1975, he was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Red Wings and he remained with them until 1978.

During his time with Detroit, this 5’11”-180 goalie played 71 regular season games and posted 23 wins (including 5 shutouts), 37 losses and 7 ties, along with a 3.47 goals against average. He did not appear in any playoff games with them.

After spending the majority of his time with New York, he finished off his long NHL career with Detroit. He was awarded one Vezina Trophy during his career, but that was in 1971 when he played for the Rangers. Giacomin was later inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1987.

31 Ron Low

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After spending the first four seasons of his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs then the Washington Capitals, Ron Low made his way to the Detroit Red Wings for the 1977-78 season.

During his season with Detroit, this 6’1”-205 netminder played 32 regular season games and tallied 9 wins (including 1 shutout), 12 losses and 9 ties, along with a 3.37 goals against average. He also played four playoff games with them and posted one win.

After his short time in Detroit, he spent one season in the CHL playing for the Kansas City Red Wings. He then returned to the National Hockey League for the last six years of his professional career and played for the Quebec Nordiques, Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils.

30 Al Smith

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Al Smith spent three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, followed by two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins before joining the Detroit Red Wings in 1971. The 6’1”-200 goaltender only played one season with the Red Wings in 1971-72 and tallied 18 wins (including 4 shutouts), 20 losses and 4 ties, along with a 3.24 goals against average in 43 regular season games. The Red Wings did not make the playoffs that year.

After his short time in Detroit, he went on to play three seasons in the WHA with the New England Whalers before returning to the NHL to spend two seasons with the Buffalo Sabres. He then spent two more seasons in the WHA before returning again to the NHL to play one season each with the Hartford Whalers and Colorado Rockies.

29 Joe Daley

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Joe Daley only spent four seasons in the National Hockey League from 1968 to 1972. He played his first two seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, followed by one season with the Buffalo Sabres. He then spent his last season in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings in 1971-72.

During his time with Detroit, this 5’10”-165 netminder played 29 regular season games and tallied 11 wins, 10 losses and 5 ties, along with a 3.15 goals against average. The Red Wings did not make the playoffs that year.

After his time in the NHL, he spent seven seasons in the WHA from 1972 to 1979 playing for the Winnipeg Jets where he posted pretty decent numbers with 167 wins (including 12 shutouts), 113 losses and 13 ties.

28 Alec Connell

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Alec Connell spent the first seven seasons of his NHL career with the Ottawa Senators from 1924 to 1931. He then spent one season in 1931-32 with the Detroit Falcons.

During that one season with Detroit, this 5’9”-150 goalie played in all 48 regular season games and recorded 18 wins (including 6 shutouts), 20 losses and 10 ties, along with a 2.12 goals against average. He didn’t appear in any playoff games with them.

After his time with the Falcons, he played one more season with the Senators, followed by one game with the New York Americans, and then his last two NHL seasons were spent with the Montreal Maroons.

Connell was later inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1958.

27 Dolly Dolson

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Dolly Dolson only spent three seasons in the NHL with the Detroit Cougars from 1928 to 1930, and then the newly named Detroit Falcons for the 1930-31 season.

During that time, this 5’7”-160 goaltender played a total of 93 regular season games and recorded 35 wins (including 16 shutouts), 41 losses and 17 ties, along with a 1.98 goals against average. He then appeared in two playoff games with them but failed to earn any wins.

He didn’t have a long career in the National Hockey League, but he did play in other leagues. He also played in the Can-Pro League with the Stratford Nationals, as well as in the International Hockey League with both the London Panthers and the Cleveland Indians. In fact, after his NHL career came to an end, he played two seasons with the Indians.

26 Tiny Thompson

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Tiny Thompson spent the first 11 seasons of his NHL career with the Boston Bruins from 1928-29 until the 1938-39 season when he played just five games with them. He finished the 1938-39 season with the Detroit Red Wings and also played the following year with them as well.

During his time with Detroit, this 5’10”-160 goaltender played 85 regular season games and recorded 32 wins (including 7 shutouts), 41 losses and 12 ties, along with a 2.54 goals against average. He also played 11 playoff games with them and tallied 5 wins including one shutout.

He did win four Vezina Trophies during his career, but they were all while he was with Boston (1930, 1933, 1936 and 1938). Thompson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1959.

25 Ken Wregget

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Ken Wregget spent the first 16 seasons of his NHL career from 1983 to 1999 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Calgary Flames. He then spent the final season of his career with the Detroit Red Wings in 1999-00.

During his season with Detroit, this 6’1”-201 netminder played 29 regular season games and posted 14 wins, 10 losses and 2 ties, along with a 2.66 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. He did not appear in any playoff games with them that year.

After his NHL career came to end, he spent the following season (2000-01) playing in the International Hockey League with the Manitoba Moose. After that season, that’s when he decided to hang his skates up for good.

24 Connie Dion

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Connie Dion only spent two seasons in the NHL and they were both with the Detroit Red Wings from 1943 to 1945.

He was a very small goaltender at only 5-feet-4 inches tall and weighing in at 140 pounds. He played a total of 38 regular season games and recorded 23 wins (including one shutout), 11 losses and 4 ties, along with a 3.13 goals against average. He also played in 5 playoff games and tallied one win.

Although he only played two seasons in the NHL, he did have quite a decent and lengthy career in the AHL from 1944 to 1951 playing for the Indianapolis Capitols, St. Louis Flyers and Buffalo Bisons. His totals during his time in the American Hockey League were 181 wins (including 20 shutouts), 129 losses and 40 ties.

23 Hap Holmes

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Hap Holmes had a very successful hockey career from 1912 to 1928 playing in the National Hockey Association, Pacific Coast Hockey Association, Western Hockey League, Western Canada Hockey League, and the National Hockey League.

This 5’10”-170 goaltender spent a total of four seasons in the NHL. He spent two seasons with the Toronto Arenas from 1917 to 1919 and then two seasons with the Detroit Cougars from 1926 to 1928.

This goaltender played a total of 85 regular season games with Detroit and earned 30 wins (including 17 shutouts), 45 losses and 10 ties, along with a 1.98 goals against average. He did not appear in any playoff games with them.

Holmes was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1972.

22 Greg Stefan

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Greg Stefan spent his entire nine-year NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings from 1981 to 1990.

Prior to joining the National Hockey League, he spent three seasons in the OMJHL with the Oshawa Generals. Then in 1981-82, he was brought up to the American Hockey League and played for the Adirondack Phantoms. Also that season, he made his NHL debut with the Red Wings, playing two games with them. He spent the next several seasons playing full time with Detroit until 1989-90 when he played his last seven games with them.

This 5’11”-180 goaltender played a total of 299 regular season games with the Red Wings and posted 115 wins (including 5 shutouts), 127 losses and 30 ties, along with a 3.92 goals against average. He also played in 30 playoff games with them and recorded 12 wins including 1 shutout.

21 Glen Hanlon

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Glen Hanlon spent the first nine seasons of his NHL career (from 1977 to 1986) playing for the Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers. He then joined the Detroit Red Wings in 1986 and spent the next five seasons with them until the end of the 1990-91 season.

During his time with Detroit, this 6-foot-tall, 185-pound goaltender played a total of 186 regular season games with them and earned 65 wins (including 7 shutouts), 71 losses and 26 ties, along with a 3.47 goals against average. He led all NHL goaltenders during the 1987-88 season with 4 shutouts in 47 games. He also appeared in 18 playoff games with them and produced 9 wins including 3 shutouts.

Hanlon retired in 1991 after his last season with the Red Wings.

20 Kevin Hodson

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Kevin Hodson spent the first four seasons of his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings from 1995-96 to 1998-99. During that time, the 6-foot-tall, 182-pound netminder played 35 regular season games and earned 13 wins (including 4 shutouts), 7 losses and 4 ties, along with a 2.37 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. He also appeared in one playoff game with them.

The Red Wings won two Stanley Cups during Hodson’s time with them, but he only played 6 games when they won it in 1997. He did, however, play 21 games during the 1997-98 season, so he was a bit more helpful in their journey to the Stanley Cup that year.

After his time in Detroit, he spent some time with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

19 Vincent Riendeau

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Vincent Riendeau played just one game with the Montreal Canadiens during the 1987-88 season, and then he spent four years with the St. Louis Blues until October 1991 when he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Rick Zombo.

The 5’10”-185 goaltender played a total of 32 regular season games with the Red Wings between the 1991-92 and 1993-94 seasons, and produced 17 wins, 8 losses and 2 ties, along with a 3.29 goals against average and a .870 save percentage. He also appeared in 2 playoff games with them and earned one win.

Then in January 1994, he was traded to the Boston Bruins for a fifth round draft pick. After a short time with Boston, he went on to play overseas in several different European leagues.

18 Roy Edwards

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Roy Edwards spent seven seasons in the NHL from 1967 to 1974. He played all but one season with the Detroit Red Wings (he spent the 1971-72 season with the Pittsburgh Penguins).

During his time with the Red Wings, the 5’8”-165 netminder played a total of 221 regular season games with them and earned 95 wins (including 12 shutouts), 80 losses and 34 ties, along with a 2.94 goals against average. He also played in 4 playoff games but failed to earn any wins.

In addition to playing in the National Hockey League, he also spent six seasons in the American Hockey League between the 1959-60 and 1966-67 seasons playing mostly for the Buffalo Bisons (he spent one season with the Pittsburgh Hornets).

17 John Ross Roach

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John Ross Roach spent the first seven years of his NHL career with Toronto (named the St. Patricks, then the Maple Leafs) from 1921 to 1928. He then spent four seasons with the New York Rangers before joining the Detroit Red Wings in 1932. He would spend the last three years of his NHL career with Detroit from 1932 to 1935.

This diminutive (5’5”-130) goaltender played a total of 90 regular season games with the Red Wings and earned 41 wins (including 15 shutouts), 34 losses and 14 ties, along with a 2.20 goals against average. He also appeared in 4 playoff games with them and tallied 2 wins including one shutout.

He was only a small goalie, but that didn’t stop him as Roach had a rewarding hockey career which lasted 14 years.

16 Ty Conklin

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Ty Conklin spent nine seasons in the NHL between 2001 and 2012. He played for the Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues. He played two separate seasons with Detroit in 2008-09 and again in 2011-12.

During his time with the Red Wings, this 6’1”-185 goaltender played a total of 55 regular season games and produced 30 wins (including 7 shutouts), 17 losses and 3 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.71 goals against average and a .902 save percentage. He also appeared in one playoff game with them.

Interestingly enough, he appeared in three outdoor NHL Winter Classic games with three different teams: Montreal vs Edmonton in 2003 as a member of the Oilers; Pittsburgh vs Buffalo in 2008 as a member of the Penguins; and Detroit vs Chicago in 2009 as a member of the Red Wings.

15 Curtis Joseph

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Curtis Joseph spent the first 13 seasons of his NHL career from 1989 to 2002 with the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs. He then spent two years with the Detroit Red Wings from 2002 to 2004.

During his two years in Detroit, the 5’11”-193 goalie he played 92 regular season games and produced 50 wins (including 7 shutouts), 29 losses and 9 ties, along with a 2.46 goals against average and a .911 save percentage. He also appeared in 13 playoff games with them and posted 4 wins including one shutout.

After his time with Detroit, he went on to play two seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, followed by one season with the Calgary Flames, and then he finished his career back with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008-09.

14 Petr Mrazek

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Petr Mrazek has spent his entire five-year NHL career thus far with the Detroit Red Wings from 2012 to the present day. So far in his career, this 6’2”-183 netminder has played a total of 144 regular season games and earned 64 wins (including 10 shutouts), 51 losses and 17 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.56 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. He also appeared in 10 playoff games with them and recorded 4 wins including 3 shutouts.

His best season to date was in 2015-16 when he produced 27 wins in 54 games. And in four of his five NHL seasons, he finished the year with a goals against average under the 2.40 mark.

Mrazek has one year remaining in his contract with the Red Wings.

13 Glenn Hall

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Glenn Hall played a total of 148 regular season games with the Detroit Red Wings between the 1952-53 and 1956-57 seasons. The 5’11”-180 goaltender recorded 74 wins (including 17 shutouts), 45 losses and 29 ties, along with a 2.12 goals against average. He also played in 15 playoff games and tallied 6 wins.

In 1956, he was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year. He won several other trophies throughout his career – three Vezina Trophies and one Conn Smythe Trophy – but none of them were won during his time with Detroit.

After his time with the Red Wings, he went on to play with the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues. Hall was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975.

12 Roger Crozier

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Roger Crozier spent seven seasons with the Detroit Red Wings from 1963 to 1970.

The 5’8”-165  goaltender played a total of 313 regular season games with them and earned 131 wins (including 20 shutouts), 121 losses and 41 ties, along with a 2.93 goals against average. He also appeared in 23 playoff games and tallied 9 wins including one shutout.

In 1965 he was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year. Then the following year, in 1966, he was given the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs even though the Red Wings didn’t win the Stanley Cup that season (they lost in the finals to the Montreal Canadiens).

After his time with Detroit, Crozier went on to play for Buffalo and Washington.

11 Tim Cheveldae

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Tim Cheveldae spent the first six seasons of his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings from 1988-89 to 1993-94. During that time, he 5’10”-195 goaltender played a total of 264 regular season games and racked up 128 wins (including 9 shutouts), 93 losses and 30 ties, along with a 3.40 goals against average and a .883 save percentage. Amazingly enough, he also recorded 15 assists during his time with them. He then appeared in 25 playoff games with them and earned 9 wins including 2 shutouts.

In March 1994, he and Dallas Drake were sent to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Sergei Bautin and Bob Essensa. Cheveldae remained with Winnipeg until 1996, and then he went on to play his last two NHL games with the Boston Bruins during the 1996-97 season.

10 Wilf Cude

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Wilf Cude spent a short time with the Philadelphia Quakers, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens before joining the Detroit Red Wings in 1934. In fact, the Canadiens loaned him to the Red Wings in exchange for some cash for the 1933-34 season.

During his time in Detroit, this 5’9”-146 goalie played a total of 29 regular season games and produced 15 wins (including 4 shutouts), 6 losses and 8 ties, along with a 1.52 goals against average. As a matter of fact, he had the best goals against average among all goaltenders in the league that year. He also appeared in 9 playoff games and earned 4 wins including one shutout.

He then returned to the Canadiens where he spent the remaining seven seasons of his NHL career from 1934 to 1941.

9 Johnny Mowers

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Johnny Mowers only spent four seasons in the NHL and they were all spent with the Detroit Red Wings. He played three consecutive seasons with them from 1940 to 1943, and then he played seven games with them during the 1946-47 season.

This 5’11”-185 netminder played a total of 152 regular season games and earned 65 wins (including 15 shutouts), 61 losses and 26 ties, along with a 2.56 goals against average. He also played in 32 playoff games and produced 19 wins including 2 shutouts. He helped the Red Wings win the Stanley Cup in 1943.

Also in 1943, he was awarded the Vezina Trophy. The fact that he won the trophy that year was not surprising since he led all NHL goalies that season with 25 wins and had the lowest goals against average with 2.47.

8 Harry Lumley

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Harry Lumley played seven seasons with the Detroit Red Wings from 1943-44 to 1949-50 (except for one game that he played with the New York Rangers during the 1943-44 season).

During his time with Detroit, this 6'0"-195 netminder played a total of 324 regular season games and produced 163 wins (including 26 shutouts), 105 losses and 56 ties, along with a 2.75 goals against average. He also played in 54 playoff games and recorded 24 wins including 6 shutouts. He helped the Red Wings win the Stanley Cup in 1950.

After his time in Detroit, he went on to play for the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins. Lumley was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1980.

7 Mike Vernon

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After spending the first 11 years of his NHL career with the Calgary Flames between the 1982-83 and 1993-94 seasons, Mike Vernon made his way to the Detroit Red Wings for three seasons (1994 to 1997).

During his time with Detroit, the 5’9”-175 goaltender played a total of 95 regular season games and produced 53 wins (including 4 shutouts), 24 losses and 14 ties, along with a 2.40 goals against average and a .898 save percentage. He also appeared in 42 playoff games with them and racked up 30 wins including 2 shutouts. He helped the Red Wings win the Stanley Cup in 1997.

He also won two trophies during his time with Detroit – the William M. Jennings Trophy in 1996 which he shared with Chris Osgood; then the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1997 as the most valuable player in the playoffs.

After his time in Detroit, he went on to play for San Jose, Florida, and then back to Calgary to finish his career.

6 Normie Smith

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Normie Smith began his NHL career with the Montreal Maroons in 1931-32. He then spent the last seven seasons of his career with the Detroit Red Wings between the 1934-35 and 1944-45 seasons.

During his time with Detroit, the 5’7”-165 netminder played a total of 178 regular season games and earned 76 wins (including 17 shutouts), 71 losses and 31 ties, along with a 2.26 goals against average. He also played in 12 playoff games with them and recorded 9 wins including 3 shutouts. He helped the Red Wings win their first and second ever Stanley Cups in 1936 and 1937. He was also awarded the Vezina Trophy in 1937, becoming the first goaltender in franchise history to win this special award.

5 Jimmy Howard

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Jimmy Howard has spent his entire 11-year NHL career so far with the Detroit Red Wings starting with the 2005-06 season and continuing to this very day. So far in his career, this 6’1”-218 goaltender has played a total of 401 regular season games and produced 199 wins (including 23 shutouts), 124 losses and 54 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.43 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. He produced 35 or more wins during three consecutive seasons from 2009-10 to 2011-12.

He also appeared in 48 playoff games and earned 21 wins including 3 shutouts. In fact, he appeared in the playoffs in seven of his 11 NHL seasons.

Howard still has two years left in his contract with the Red Wings.

4 Dominik Hasek

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Dominik Hasek spent the first 11 seasons of his NHL career from 1990 to 2001 with the Chicago Blackhawks and Buffalo Sabres. He then spent two seasons with the Detroit Red Wings (2001-02 and 2003-04), followed by one season with the Ottawa Senators, and then finally back to Detroit for the last two years of his NHL career (2006 to 2008).

During his time with Detroit, the 6’1”-166 goaltender played a total of 176 regular season games and racked up 114 wins (including 20 shutouts), 39 losses, 10 ties and 9 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.13 goals against average and a .911 save percentage.

He also appeared in 45 playoff games with them and produced 28 wins including 8 shutouts. He helped the Red Wings win two Stanley Cups in 2002 and 2008.

During his time with Detroit, he was awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy that he shared with Chris Osgood. He also won several trophies while he played for Buffalo, including six Vezina Trophies, two Ted Lindsay Awards, two Hart Memorial Trophies, and two William M. Jennings Trophies. Hasek was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014.

3 Manny Legace

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After playing one season with the Los Angeles Kings, Manny Legace found his way to the Detroit Red Wings for six seasons from 1999-00 to 2005-06.

During his time with Detroit, this 5’10”-200 netminder played a total of 180 regular season games and racked up 112 wins (including 13 shutouts), 34 losses, 16 ties and 3 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.18 goals against average and a .918 save percentage. He also appeared in 11 playoff games and tallied 4 wins. He helped the Red Wings win the Stanley Cup in 2002.

After his time in Detroit, he went on to play three seasons with the St. Louis Blues, followed by his last NHL season in 2009-10 which was spent with the Carolina Hurricanes.

2 Chris Osgood

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Chris Osgood spent the first eight seasons of his NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings from 1993 to 2001. Then after a short time with the New York Islanders and St. Louis Blues, he found his way back to Detroit for the remaining six seasons of his career from 2005 to 2011.

During his time with the Red Wings, he played a total of 565 regular season games and racked up 317 wins (including 39 shutouts), 149 losses, 46 ties and 29 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.49 goals against average and a .905 save percentage. He also recorded 16 points during his career including one goal.

He then played in 110 playoff games and produced 67 wins including 14 shutouts. He helped the Red Wings win three Stanley Cups in 1997, 1998 and 2008. He was also awarded two William M. Jennings Trophies during his career in 1996 (he shared it with Mike Vernon) and 2008 (he shared it with Dominik Hasek).

1 Terry Sawchuk

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Terry Sawchuk spent a total of 14 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings between the 1949-50 and 1968-69 seasons.

During his time in Detroit, this 5’11”-195 oaltender played 734 regular season games and produced 351 wins (including 85 shutouts), 243 losses and 132 ties, along with a 2.44 goals against average. He also appeared in 85 playoff games and recorded 46 wins including 11 shutouts. He helped the Red Wings win three Stanley Cups in 1952, 1954 and 1955.

Sawchuk holds the franchise record in games played, wins and shutouts among all of Detroit’s goaltenders.

In 1951, he was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year. He then won four Vezina Trophies throughout his career – three with Detroit in 1952, 1953 and 1955, then one with Toronto in 1965. He was also awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1971 for his outstanding service to hockey in the USA. Sawchuk was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1971. In 1994, the Red Wings recognized his legendary career by retiring his number 1 jersey.

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