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The Goaltenders

This section will be full of stories on the goalies, the most unusual groups of athletes to be found in any sport. Come back often as we will be adding stories weekly.

One for the Ages Collection

Remarkable seasons by some of the all-time greats. This is a subsection of our One for the Ages Collection.

Billy Smith, Nassau Coliseum, NHL, New York Islanders
Former Islander Billy Smith sits reminiscing about his playing days. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

The Weird, Wacky World of NHL Goalies

The Current Who’s Who of NHL Goaltenders

Goaltenders in History – A Look Back

Goalie Ken Dryden
OAKLAND, CA – 1976: Goalie Ken Dryden #29 of the Montreal Canadiens leans on his goalie stick during an NHL game against the California Golden Seals circa 1976 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

A Deeper Dive – Legends of the Game

Jacques Plante poses for a photo with Vladislav Tretiak
MONTREAL, CANADA – CIRCA 1972: Jacques Plante poses for a photo with Vladislav Tretiak of the Soviet Union prior to the start of the Summit Series circa the 1972 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)

All-Time Great Goalies Team by Team

Anaheim DucksEdmonton OilersPittsburgh Penguins
Arizona CoyotesFlorida PanthersSan Jose Sharks
Boston BruinsLos Angeles KingsSeattle Kraken
Buffalo SabresMinnesota WildSt Louis Blues
Calgary FlamesMontreal CanadiensTampa Bay Lightning
Carolina HurricanesNashville PredatorsToronto Maple Leafs
Chicago BlackhawksNew Jersey DevilsVancouver Canucks
Colorado AvalancheNew York IslandersVegas Golden Knights
Columbus Blue JacketsNew York RangersWashington Capitals
Dallas StarsOttawa SenatorsWinnipeg Jets
Detroit Red WingsPhiladelphia Flyers
Goalie Mike Liut
BOSTON, MA – 1980: Goalie Mike Liut #1 of the St. Louis Blues (Photo by B Bennett/Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)