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4 Excellent NHL Goaltending legends

Updated on March 20, 2013

What Does It Take to Be An NHL Goaltending legend

What makes a great goaltending legend? How did these goalies become legends? many play the goaltending position, but only a few become NHL Legends. A Goalie is usually the face of the franchise, there is a lot of weight on the goalies shoulders, and goalies are at the fore front of the game. Goalies are smart, quick, and agility, goalies can win you a game or they can louse you a game. goalies to me, are a vital part of hockey and below is my thoughts on some all time NHL Goaltending legends

The Goaltending Legends

  1. Gerry Cheevers
  2. Tony Esposito
  3. Ron Hextall
  4. Andy moog

Tony Esposito

Hockey teams

Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Black Hawks

Seasons : 1967–1984

Tony Esposito, Tony O is considered that God father of the hockey style the butterfly guard. His brother Phil Esposito who is a center was also a hockey Hall of Famer and had a great NHL career. Tony Esposito was a great goaltender who is a Canadian American, and played on the Montréal Canadians and is mostly known for his great goaltending for the Chicago Blackhawks. Tony is one of the first goalies to utilize the butterfly style. It was almost impossible to score on Tony through the five hole and
low corners, the butterfly style is great for stalling low pucks and stopping
quick snapshot.

Andy Moog

Edmonton Oilers
Boston Bruins
Dallas Stars
Montreal Canadiens

Seasons 1980–1998

Andy moog is one of the most remembered goalies in Boston Bruins franchise history , he is currently the NHL's Dallas Stars goaltender coach, and he is one of the best players to ever play at the goaltending position. He has played with great players such as Reggie Lemelin and also played on the Canadian national hockey team, moog has won the cup three times and also holds the Jennings trophy for the few total goals against average through the regular season.

Ron Hextall

Season 1984–1999


Philadelphia Flyers
Quebec Nordiques
New York Islanders

Ronald Hextall played 13 NHL seasons, and is inside the Philadelphia flyers hall of fame. Hextall is a Conn Smyth trophy winner, and holds multiple flyer team records. Ron Hextal was the first goalie to ever score a goal, and was known for his physical playing and aggressive attitude, that landed him over 100 penalty minutes in first three seasons.

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Gerry Cheevers


Toronto Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins

Seasons 1956–1980

Gerry Cheevers became famous while he was playing for the Boston Bruins And help the NHL franchise team to wining two Stanley cup victories. Part of the NHL Hockey Hall Of Fame, Cheevers still holds the record for most Wins by a goaltender, in a single NHL Hockey Season.In Boston Gerry Cheevers is a goaltending Legend, who is very respected in the community. Cheevers was tough, and very hard to score on, he retired after the 1980 NHL season.

Did I Levee your favorite NHL Goalie Legend out? If so tell me about your favorite NHL goalie below in the comments section I would like to hear your options, thanks


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