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Top 15 Current NHL Goalies With The Most Wins All Time

The game of hockey has existed for more than two centuries now, and it is quite fair to assume that the game’s inventors had no idea that hockey would one day become a billion dollar sport which was played on a global level. Hockey has been played with roughly the same team structure throughout its history, where each team usually has six skaters on the ice, consisting of three forwards, two defenders and one goaltender. The goalie, like the quarterback in football, and the ace pitcher in baseball, is the most important player on a hockey team, as they are ultimately the last line of defense; and their performance, either good or bad, usually determines the outcome of a game.

The NHL is the largest hockey league in the world, and possesses the best talent the sport has to offer, which therefore means that they possess the best goalies in the world, which is often the case. A good goalie is determined by how good he is at stopping the puck, and the better a goalie is at stopping it, means that their save percentage will remain high and their overall win total will continue to rise. Here is a list of the top 15 current NHL goalies with the most wins all time.

15 15. Jimmy Howard - 189

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14 14. Niklas Backstrom - 196

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13 13. Jonas Hiller - 197

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12 12. Jaroslav Halak - 200

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11 11. Craig Anderson - 213

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10 10. Antti Niemi - 215

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9 9. Carey Price - 233

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8 8. Pekka Rinne - 238

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7 7. Jonathan Quick - 252

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6 6. Cam Ward - 269

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5 5. Kari Lehtonen - 273

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4 4. Ryan Miller - 340

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3 3. Marc-Andre Fleury - 357

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2 2. Henrik Lundqvist - 374

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1 1. Roberto Luongo - 436

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In the nearly hundred year history of the NHL, there have only been eleven goalies who have ever been able to win 400 or more games, and Roberto Luongo is one of those eleven. Luongo proved to be a very skilled goalie when he was in junior, and that skill led to the New York Islanders drafting him fourth overall in 1999. He played for the Islanders the following season, where he put up some decent numbers for a rookie goalie, but they ended up trading him to the Florida Panthers during the offseason. It was during this time in Florida that Luongo began to show just how good of a goalie he was despite never being able to get the Panthers into the playoffs. After five years with Florida he was traded to Vancouver in 2006, and he helped lead the Canucks into the playoffs nearly every year he was there, including a trip to the Cup final in 2011. By 2014 though, his time with Vancouver was done and they traded him back to Florida where he continues to play. Luongo currently has 436 wins, and that number will continue to rise, so all he needs now to cement a Hall of Fame career is a Stanley Cup Championship.

 

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