Which Goalies had the Most Shutouts for a NHL Career?

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A Look at the Top Ten Goalies for Most Shutouts in a NHL Career.

Top Ten Goalies for Most Shutouts in a NHL Career.

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There have been a lot of great players that have come and went through the National Hockey League.  Some players stood out for a full career, others stood out for one season.  Let’s take a look at which goalies had the most shutouts for their career.

1. Martin Brodeur is atop the list, after collecting 125 shutouts during his career.  Brodeur saw his career stretch from 1991-15.  He hall of fame member totaled 691 wins throughout his career. 

2. Terry Sawchuk is 2nd on the list, due to his 103 shutouts during his NHL career.  Sawchuk played in the NHL from 1949-70.  The 4x Cup Winner collected 445 wins during his playing career. 

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3. George Hainsworth is 3rd on the list, after registering 94 shutouts during his career.  Hainsworth saw his career start in 1926 and go till the 1937 season.  The hall of fame member totaled 246 wins and had career goals against average of 1.93. 

4. Glenn Hall is number 4, after a lengthy career.  Hall recorded 84 shutouts during his playing career.  The 11x all-star registered 407 wins during his career that was played during 1952-71. 

5. Jacques Plante rounds out the top 5, as he collected 82 shutouts.  Plante totaled 437 wins during his NHL career.  His career took place during the 1952-73 seasons. 

T-6. Tiny Thompson is 6th on the list, thanks to a career that saw him notch 81 shutouts.  Thompson  played in the NHL from 1928-40.  This hall of fame member recorded 284 career wins. 

T-6. Dominik Hasek is tied for 6th with Thompson, after registering 81 shutouts during the 1990-08 seasons.  Hasek is a member of the hall of fame.  He collected 389 career wins. 

T-6. Alex Connell is also tied for 6th with Thompson and Hasek.  Connell registered 81 shutouts during his career, that started in 1924 and went till the 1937 campaign.  The hall of fame member had a 1.92 goals against average, while also adding 193 wins. 

9. Roberto Luongo is 9th on the list, thanks to a NHL career that saw him earn 77 shutouts.  Luongo played from 1999-19.  The 2x all-star registered 489 career wins. 

T-10. Ed Balfour is tied for 10th with Tony Esposito, as the two round out the top 10.  Balfour totaled 76 shutouts, during his career from 1988-07.  He collected 484 career wins, which helped him get into the hall of fame. 

T-10. Tony Espostio collected 76 shutouts during his time in the NHL from 1968-84.  Esposito finished his career with 423 wins, which helped land him a spot in the hall of fame.    

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