Top 15 Active NHL Goalies Who Have Never Won A Cup

In hockey, a team usually has a total of six players on the ice at any given time, consisting of three forwards who are primarily focused on scoring, two defensemen who aid the forwards but whose main job is to defend the net, and one goalie. The goalie’s job sounds simple: stop the puck from entering your team’s net, but in reality it is the hardest position to play on the team. The goalie is in fact the most important position in the entire sport, as games ultimately end up being decided based on the play of a team’s netminder.

The NHL has many of the best goalies in the world, and they also possess what is quite possibly the hardest trophy in all of sports to win: the Stanley Cup. In order to win it, teams have to compete in four playoff rounds, with each round consisting of a best of seven series; and teams that win the Stanley Cup, usually do so thanks to the performance of their goalie. There are currently 30 teams in the NHL, and many of them have a great goalie in net, but because only one team can win the Stanley Cup each year, there are actually quite a few active good goalies who have still never won a championship in their careers. Here is a list of the top 15 active NHL goalies who have never won the Stanley Cup.

15 Craig Anderson

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14 Jonas Hiller

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13 Ondrej Pavelec

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12 Jimmy Howard

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11 Kari Lehtonen

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10 Brian Elliott

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9 Cory Schneider

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8 Jaroslav Halak

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7 Ben Bishop

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6 Braden Holtby

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5 Ryan Miller

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4 Pekka Rinne

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3 Roberto Luongo

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2 Henrik Lundqvist

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1 Carey Price

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The past two and a half seasons have shown that Carey Price is without a doubt not only the best goalie currently in the NHL, but in the entire world as well. The Montreal Canadien selected Price with their 5th overall pick in the 2005 draft, and he did not begin playing for the team until the start of the 2007-08 season, and from the beginning, there seemed to be something very special in regards to his skills. As mentioned earlier, Jaroslav Halak had managed to outperform Price in the back-half of a season, but when it came time to choose, the Canadiens chose to keep Price as their number one goalie; which turned out to be the best decision. Price has been Montreal’s starting goalie since the 2010-11 season, where he has helped to lead the team into the playoffs six times, where he has so far garnered a .912 save percentage with a 2.61 goals against average in a combined 54 games. Like Halak, he still has not won a Stanley Cup, but if he is able to remain healthy, there is no doubt that at least one championship resides in his future.


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