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Top 15 NHL Goalies Since 2000 Who Never Won A Stanley Cup

The ultimate goal for any NHL player is to hoist the coveted Stanley Cup trophy above his head in celebration. Every October a new season begins and each team plays 82 regular season games, hoping to finish in one of the top eight positions in their conference in order to make the playoffs.

It’s a long battle to earn a playoff position and an even tougher battle to win their four best-of-seven series in the playoffs. Since the year 2000, there have been ten different teams who have won the Stanley Cup.

It’s definitely an honor to win the Stanley Cup and some goaltenders have even been lucky enough to win it more than once, such as Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury who won it twice (2009 and 2016), and Chicago Blackhawks netminder Corey Crawford who also won it two times (2013 and 2015). On the other hand, there are many goalies who spend their entire NHL careers never having won the coveted trophy.

This list will detail the top 15 NHL goaltenders since the year 2000 who have never won a Stanley Cup. A few of them are now retired, but many others are still currently playing in the league and may just add the Stanley Cup to their list of accomplishments. And some of them are members of teams who have clinched a playoff spot and will have a chance to win the Stanley Cup this year. Let’s take a look at these talented goalies.

15 Jaroslav Halak

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Jaroslav Halak is playing in his eleventh NHL season in a career which began in 2006-07 and continues to the present day. He played for the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals, and currently the New York Islanders.

So far in his career, the 5’11"-181 goaltender played 395 regular season games and produced 212 wins (including 41 shutouts), 124 losses and 42 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.41 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during five seasons for a total of 30 games and tallied 13 wins.

In 2012, he was awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy for being the goaltender of the team who had the fewest goals scored against them during the regular season.

Halak has struggled this season with a record of 12-9-5, along with a 2.80 GAA in 28 games. The Islanders failed to clinch a playoff spot, so he will have to wait another year to try to win his first Stanley Cup.

14 Evgeni Nabokov

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Evgeni Nabokov spent fourteen seasons in the NHL between the 1999-00 and 2014-15 seasons. He played for the San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning.

During his career, the 6-foot-tall, 202-pound goaltender played a total of 697 regular season games and produced 353 wins (including 59 shutouts), 227 losses, 29 ties and 57 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.44 goals against average and a .911 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during ten seasons for a total of 86 games and recorded 42 wins including 7 shutouts.

In 2001, he was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year. In 2015, Nabokov announced his retirement. He had a great career, but unfortunately did not win the Stanley Cup.

13 Marty Turco

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Marty Turco spent eleven seasons in the NHL between the 2000-01 and 2011-12 seasons. He played for the Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins.

During his career, the 5’11"-184 goaltender played a total of 543 regular season games and recorded 275 wins (including 41 shutouts), 167 losses, 26 ties and 40 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.36 goals against average and a .910 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during five seasons for a total of 47 games and tallied 21 wins including 4 shutouts.

In 2006, he was awarded the NHL Foundation Player Award for being the player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community.

After a great career, Turco is now retired, but unfortunately had never won the Stanley Cup.

12 Craig Anderson

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Craig Anderson is playing in his fourteenth NHL season which began in 2002-03 and continues to this very day. He played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche, and currently the Ottawa Senators.

So far in his career, the 6’2"-187 goaltender played 506 regular season games and recorded 238 wins (including 38 shutouts), 182 losses, 2 ties and 55 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.69 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during four seasons for a total of 27 games and tallied 12 wins including 3 shutouts.

Anderson finished this season with a record of 25-11-4, along with a 2.28 GAA in 40 games played. The Senators will appear in this year’s playoffs, so Anderson will have another shot at winning his first Stanley Cup.

11 Miikka Kiprusoff

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Miikka Kiprusoff spent twelve seasons in the NHL between the 2000-01 and 2012-13 seasons. He played for the San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames.

During his career, the 6’1"-185 goaltender played a total of 623 regular season games and earned 319 wins (including 44 shutouts), 213 losses, 7 ties and 64 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.49 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during seven seasons for a total of 56 games and tallied 25 wins including 6 shutouts.

In 2006, he was awarded the Vezina Trophy for being the best goaltender in the league, along with the William M. Jennings Trophy for being the goaltender of the team who had the fewest goals scored against them during the regular season.

Kiprusoff retired in 2013 after a great career, but unfortunately left the NHL without a Stanley Cup.

10 Roberto Luongo

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Roberto Luongo is playing in his seventeenth NHL season in a career that started in 1999. He has played for the New York Islanders, Vancouver Canucks, and currently the Florida Panthers.

So far in his career, the 6’3"-217 goaltender has played 966 regular season games and produced 453 wins (including 73 shutouts), 365 losses, 33 ties and 84 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.50 goals against average and a .919 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during seven seasons for a total of 70 games and recorded 34 wins including 5 shutouts.

In his career so far, he was awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy in 2011 for being the goaltender of the team who had the fewest goals scored against them during the regular season.

Luongo finished this season with a record of 17-15-6, along with a 2.68 GAA in 40 games played. The Panthers have failed to clinch a playoff spot this season, so his hopes for winning the Stanley Cup will have to wait another year.

9 Ryan Miller

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Ryan Miller is playing in his fourteenth NHL season, having started his NHL career in 2002. He has played for the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, and currently the Vancouver Canucks.

So far in his career, the 6’2"-168 goaltender has played 709 regular season games and produced 358 wins (including 39 shutouts), 262 losses, 1 tie and 73 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.61 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during six seasons for a total of 56 games and earned 28 wins including 3 shutouts.

In 2010, he was awarded the Vezina Trophy for being the best goaltender in the league. Also that season, he received the NHL Foundation Player Award for being the player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community.

Miller finished this season with a record of 18-29-6 with a 2.80 GAA in 54 games played. The Canucks failed to clinch a playoff spot; therefore, he will have to wait until next year for another opportunity to win his first Stanley Cup.

8 Devan Dubnyk

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Devan Dubnyk, who entered the league in 2009, is playing in his eighth NHL season. He has played for the Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Arizona Coyotes, and currently the Minnesota Wild.

So far in his career, the 6’6"-213 pound goaltender has played 363 regular season games and recorded 169 wins (including 24 shutouts), 136 losses and 37 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.54 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during two seasons for a total of 16 games and tallied 6 wins including one shutout.

In 2015, he was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for being the player who shows the best qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to the sport.

Dubnyk finished this season with a record of 40-19-5, along with a 2.25 GAA. The Wild will appear in this year’s playoffs, so he will have his chance to win his first ever Stanley Cup.

7 Pekka Rinne

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Pekka Rinne has spent his entire eleven-year NHL career with the Nashville Predators beginning with the 2005-06 season to the present day.

So far in his career, the 6’5"-217 goaltender has played 508 regular season games and produced 269 wins (including 43 shutouts), 155 losses and 62 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.38 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during five seasons for a total of 48 games and recorded 22 wins with one shutout.

Rinne finished this season with a record of 31-19-9 with a 2.42 GAA in 61 games played. The Nashville Predators will appear in his year’s playoffs, so he will have another opportunity to win his first ever Stanley Cup.

6 Frederik Andersen

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Frederik Andersen is only in his fourth NHL season, but he’s already making a great name for himself. He spent the first three years of his career with the Anaheim Ducks from 2013 to 2016 and is currently a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

So far in his career, the 6’4"-230 goaltender has played 191 regular season games and has a record of 110 wins (including 10 shutouts), 42 losses and 26 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.45 goals against average and a .918 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during his first three seasons for a total of 28 games and produced 17 wins including 2 shutouts.

In 2016, he was awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy for being the goaltender of the team who had the fewest goals scored against them during the regular season.

Andersen finished this season with a record of 33-16-14, along with a 2.67 GAA in 66 games. The Leafs will appear in this year’s playoffs, so he will have another opportunity to win his first Stanley Cup.

5 Ben Bishop

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Ben Bishop is currently in his eighth NHL season beginning with the 2008-09 season and continuing to this very day. He has played for the St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay Lightning, and currently the Los Angeles Kings.

So far in his career, the 6’7"-216 pound goaltender has played in 270 regular season games and has a record of 148 wins (including 19 shutouts), 80 losses and 25 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.32 goals against average and a .919 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during two seasons for a total of 36 games and produced 21 wins including 5 shutouts.

Bishop finished this season with a record of 18-15-5, along with a 2.54 GAA in 39 games played between Tampa Bay and Los Angeles. The Kings failed to make the playoffs, so he will have to wait another year to try to win his first Stanley Cup.

4 Sergei Bobrovsky

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Sergei Bobrovsky is playing in his seventh NHL season, having started his career in 2010. He started out playing for the Philadelphia Flyers and is currently playing with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

So far in his career, the 6’2"-182 pound goaltender has played 330 regular season games and produced 181 wins (including 19 shutouts), 107 losses and 30 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.45 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during three seasons for a total of 13 games and tallied 2 wins.

He was awarded the Vezina Trophy in 2013 for being the best goaltender in the league.

Bobrovsky finished this season with a record of 41-17-5 with a 2.06 GAA in 63 games played. The Blue Jackets will be playing in this year’s playoffs, so he will have his opportunity to win his first ever Stanley Cup.

3 Carey Price

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Carey Price has spent his entire ten-year NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens from 2007 to the present day.

So far, the 6’3"-226 goaltender has played 509 regular season games and earned 270 wins (including 39 shutouts), 175 losses and 55 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.40 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during seven seasons for a total of 54 games and recorded 23 wins including 5 shutouts.

During his career thus far, he has been awarded the Vezina Trophy for being the best goaltender in the league; the Hart Memorial Trophy for being the most valuable player during the regular season; the William M. Jennings Trophy for being the goaltender of the team who had the fewest goals scored against them during the regular season; and the Ted Lindsay Award for being the most outstanding player in the NHL. All four of his awards were won in 2015.

Price finished this season with a record of 37-20-5, along with a 2.23 GAA in 62 games played. The Canadiens will be playing in this year’s playoffs, so he will have another opportunity to bring home the Stanley Cup for the first time.

2 Henrik Lundqvist

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Henrik Lundqvist has spent his entire twelve-year NHL career with the New York Rangers from 2005 to the current day.

So far, the 6’1"-188 goaltender has played 742 regular season games and posted 405 wins (including 61 shutouts), 249 losses and 76 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.32 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during ten seasons for a total of 116 games and earned 55 wins including 9 shutouts.

So far in his career, he has been awarded the Vezina Trophy in 2012 for being the best goaltender in the league.

Lundqvist finished this season with a record of 31-20-4, along with a 2.74 GAA in 57 games played. The Rangers will be in this year’s playoffs, so he will have another opportunity to win the Stanley Cup for the first time.

1 Braden Holtby

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Braden Holtby has spent his entire seven-year NHL career with the Washington Capitals, having joined the team in 2010.

So far in his career, the 6’2"-217 goaltender has played 307 regular season games and racked up 191 wins (including 32 shutouts), 73 losses and 31 overtime/shootout losses, along with a 2.31 goals against average and a .922 save percentage. He also appeared in the playoffs during four seasons for a total of 46 games and earned 22 wins including 4 shutouts.

He was awarded the Vezina Trophy in 2016 for being the best goaltender in the league.

Holtby finished this season with a record of 42-13-6, along with a 2.07 GAA. The Washington Capitals will play in this year’s playoffs, so he will have another chance of winning his first ever Stanley Cup.

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