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Top 15 NHL Goalies With The Most Points All Time

In every major team sport around the world, there is always one player/position that is considered to be the most important when it comes to winning games and championships. In soccer, the most important player is the forward, in football and baseball, it is traditionally the quarterback and starting pitcher respectively; and in hockey, the most important player on the team is often times the goalie. In hockey, the main role of the forwards is to score, while the defensemen are supposed to keep the puck away from their team’s net while also trying to provide some extra offense; but the goalie’s job is the simplest and most important: block the puck from entering the net.

The way a goalie performs on a given night, whether it is good or bad, is what often decides the outcome of a game, but even though they are primarily meant to stop the opposing team from scoring, they are also capable of scoring points as well. A point in hockey, comes from either scoring a goal, or being one of the two primary players who assisted in a goal being scored, and there are many goaltenders who have scored an impressive amount of points considering the position they play. Here is a list of the top 15 goalies with the most points all time.

15 15. Andy Moog - 24

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14 14. Mike Palmateer - 25

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13 13. Tony Esposito - 25

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12 12. Kari Lehtonen - 27

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11 11. Sean Burke - 28

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10 10. Dan Bouchard - 29

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9 9. Curtis Joseph - 31

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8 8. Ron Hextall - 33

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7 7. Ed Belfour - 34

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6 6. John Vanbiesbrouck - 38

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5 5. Mike Vernon - 39

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4 4. Patrick Roy - 45

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3 3. Grant Fuhr - 46

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2 2. Martin Brodeur - 47

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1 1. Tom Barrasso - 48

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In 1983, The Buffalo Sabres selected Tom Barrasso 5th overall, and for parts of his first six seasons in the NHL he was their number one goalie and helped them make the playoffs three times. During the 1988-89 season, Buffalo traded Barrasso to Pittsburgh, where he served as their top goalie for the better part of 11 seasons which culminated in nine playoff appearances and back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships in 1991 and 1992. In the 2000 season, the Penguins traded Barrasso to the Ottawa Senators, and he would go on to finish the last three years of his career playing for Carolina, Toronto, and St. Louis. When he retired in 2003, he did so with 369 career wins, 38 shutouts, and a 3.24 goals against average; and even though he is currently not a member of the Hall of Fame, his body of work, which includes having scored 48 points, will surely get him in one day.

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