List of NHL goaltenders with 300 wins

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Winning 300 regular season games in the National Hockey League (NHL) is a rare and celebrated milestone for a goaltender.[1] Thirty-six goaltenders have reached this mark in NHL history; the first was Turk Broda of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who reached the milestone on December 20, 1950.[2] The most recent was Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings, who won his 300th game during the 2018–19 NHL season. Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadiens was the fastest goaltender to reach the 300-win mark, achieving the milestone in his 528th game played.[3]

Prominent goaltenders[edit]

Martin Brodeur is the all-time leader with 691 career regular season victories at the end of the 2014–15 NHL season. He set the NHL record for wins on March 17, 2009, when he broke Patrick Roy's record of 551 wins.[4] In reaching the 691 wins, Brodeur had eight seasons with at least 40 wins. No other goaltender has had more than three seasons with at least 40 wins.[5] Brodeur credits his durability, noting he has been fortunate to avoid suffering any serious injuries during his career, while having the ability to play in excess of 70 games per season for 10 consecutive years.[6]

Only six goaltenders on this list (Turk Broda, Mike Richter, Henrik Lundqvist, Pekka Rinne, Carey Price and Jonathan Quick) have played all their games with one team. Brodeur played his first 1,259 games for the New Jersey Devils and only his final seven games with the St. Louis Blues.

Eight goaltenders on this list remained active in the 2018–19 NHL season: Roberto Luongo, Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Miller, Marc-Andre Fleury, Cam Ward, Pekka Rinne, Carey Price and Jonathan Quick.[7]

Fourteen of the goaltenders on this list have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, the most recent being 2018 inductee Martin Brodeur.[8]

The 36 goaltenders who have 300 NHL wins consist of 22 Canadians, five Americans (Tom Barrasso, John Vanbiesbrouck, Mike Richter, Ryan Miller, Jonathan Quick), three Finns (Miikka Kiprusoff, Kari Lehtonen, Pekka Rinne), two Czechs (Dominik Hasek, Tomas Vokoun), two Russians (Nikolai Khabibulin, Evgeni Nabokov), one German[9] (Olaf Kolzig), and one Swede (Henrik Lundqvist).

According to Brent Sutter, who coached Brodeur and Kiprusoff, and played with Ed Belfour and Billy Smith, goaltenders who reach 300 wins are all highly competitive athletes: "They were guys that every game, you knew you could count on them."[1]

Key[edit]

Column headers
Rank By career regular season wins
Team Team with which player achieved 300th regular season win
Date Date on which player achieved 300th regular season win
GP Total career regular season games played
W Total career regular season wins
HHOF Year player was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
Ref.(s) Reference(s)
  •  †  Active player in NHL

List of goaltenders[edit]

A hockey goaltender stands in front of his net with his glove and stick ready to make a save.
Martin Brodeur is the NHL's all-time wins leader
Upper body of a man. He is wearing a grey suit coat over a light blue shirt. He has short, dark hair and a wide grin.
John Vanbiesbrouck won his 300th game in 1997
Rank Player Team Date GP W[10] Win % HHOF Ref.(s)
1 Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils December 15, 2001 1266 691 54.58 2018 [11][12]
2 Patrick Roy Montreal Canadiens February 19, 1996 1029 551 53.55 2006 [13][14]
3 Roberto Luongo Vancouver Canucks March 5, 2011 1044 489 46.84 [15][16][17]
4 Ed Belfour Dallas Stars February 13, 2000 963 484 50.26 2011 [18][19]
5 Curtis Joseph Toronto Maple Leafs December 23, 2000 943 454 48.14 [20][21]
6 Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers March 9, 2014 857 449 52.39 [22][23]
7 Terry Sawchuk Detroit Red Wings November 16, 1959 971 445 45.83 1971 [24][25]
8 Marc-Andre Fleury Pittsburgh Penguins November 24, 2014 798 439 55.01 [26][27]
9 Jacques Plante Montreal Canadiens January 6, 1963 837 437 52.21 1978 [24][28]
10 Tony Esposito Chicago Blackhawks December 3, 1978 886 423 47.74 1988 [29][30]
11 Glenn Hall Chicago Blackhawks October 30, 1965 906 407 44.92 1975 [24][31]
12 Grant Fuhr St. Louis Blues November 30, 1995 868 403 46.43 2003 [32][33]
13 Chris Osgood Detroit Red Wings March 16, 2004 744 401 53.90 [34][35]
14 Dominik Hasek Ottawa Senators October 15, 2005 735 389 52.92 2014 [36][37]
15 Mike Vernon Calgary Flames March 26, 1997 781 385 49.30 [38][39]
16 Ryan Miller Vancouver Canucks October 28, 2014 757 378 49.93 [40][41]
17 John Vanbiesbrouck Florida Panthers December 27, 1997 882 374 42.40 [42][43]
18 Andy Moog Dallas Stars March 18, 1994 713 372 52.17 [44][45]
19 Tom Barrasso Pittsburgh Penguins October 19, 1997 777 369 47.49 [46][47]
20 Rogie Vachon Los Angeles Kings November 16, 1979 795 355 44.65 2016 [24][48]
21 Evgeni Nabokov San Jose Sharks January 14, 2012 697 353 50.64 [49][50]
22 Pekka Rinne Nashville Predators February 22, 2018 623 341 54.74 [51][52][53]
23 Gump Worsley Minnesota North Stars March 29, 1970 861 335 38.91 1980 [54][55]
24 Cam Ward Carolina Hurricanes December 12, 2017 701 334 47.65 [56]
25 Nikolai Khabibulin Edmonton Oilers October 6, 2009 799 333 41.68 [57][58]
26 Harry Lumley Boston Bruins February 8, 1958 803 330 41.10 1980 [24][59]
27 Sean Burke Philadelphia Flyers February 14, 2004 820 324 39.51 [60][61]
28 Carey Price Montreal Canadiens December 20, 2018 624 321 51.44 [62]
29 Miikka Kiprusoff Calgary Flames February 8, 2012 623 319 51.20 [63][64]
30 Kari Lehtonen Dallas Stars December 13, 2017 649 310 47.77 [65][66]
31 Jonathan Quick Los Angeles Kings January 5, 2019 602 309 51.33 [67]
32 Billy Smith New York Islanders March 20, 1988 680 305 44.85 1993 [68][69]
33 Olaf Kolzig Washington Capitals March 12, 2008 719 303 42.14 [70][71]
34 Turk Broda Toronto Maple Leafs December 20, 1950 629 302 48.01 1967 [2][72]
35 Mike Richter New York Rangers October 28, 2002 666 301 45.20 [73][74]
36 Tomas Vokoun Pittsburgh Penguins April 22, 2013 700 300 42.86 [75][76]

See also[edit]

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