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With a number of teams changing up their goaltending across the NHL this offseason, NoVa Caps takes a look at all of the 32 team’s goaltending situation for the 2022-23 season. We do so in the order of combined salary cap hit and how that ranks among the league. Today, we look at No’s. 32-21 in this three-part series.
32. Dallas Stars – $1M (Scott Wedgewood/Jake Oettinger – RFA)
Oettinger, 23, went 30-15-1 with a .914 save percentage, 2.53 goals-against average, and one shutout last season. At five-on-five, he posted a .920 save percentage (including .856 at high-danger), 2.31 goals-against average (1.09), 3.96 goals-saved above average (8.43). Oettinger, who is currently a restricted free agent (which will likely bump the Stars’ tandem into the more expensive ones) also turned in an .865 save percentage and a 0.00 goals-saved above average while shorthanded.
Wedgewood, 29, posted a 13-15-6 record, .910 save percentage, 3.14 goals-against average, and a shutout in 37 games last season, including 3-1-3 with a .913 save percentage and a 3.05 goals-against average in eight games after the Stars acquired him from the Arizona Coyotes on March 20. He earned a .917 save percentage (.820 at high-danger), 2.79 goals-against average (1.66), 0.97 goals-saved above average (-1.49) at five-on-five last season. On the penalty kill, Wedgewood tallied an .878 save percentage in addition to a 2.16 goals-saved average.
31. Buffalo Sabres – $3.3M (Eric Comrie/Craig Anderson)
Comrie, 27, recorded a 10-5-1 record with a .920 save percentage, 2.58 goals-against average, and one shutout with the Winnipeg Jets in 2021-22. At five-on-five, he posted a .936 save percentage (.862 at high-danger), 1.97 goals-against average (1.19), 8.78 goals-saved above average (4.43). Comrie posted in an .833 save percentage and a -2.65 goals-saved above average while shorthanded.
Anderson, 41, concluded last season 17-12-2 with an .897 save percentage (.898 at five-on-five, including .806 at high-danger), 3.12 goals-against average (3.02 at five-on-five), and a -13.71 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-4.20 at high-danger). With his team playing a man short in front of him, Anderson earned an .892 save percentage and a 3.22 goals-saved above average.
30. Arizona Coyotes – $3.475M (Karel Vejmelka/Jon Gillies)
Vejmelka, 29, posted a 13-32-3 record, .898 save percentage, 3.68 goals-against average, and a shutout in 52 games during 2021-22. He finished with a .906 save percentage (.834 at high-danger), 3.30 goals-against average (1.65), and a -12.9 goals-saved above average (3.15) at five-on-five last season. Vejmelka also earned an .849 save percentage and a -4.13 goals-saved average when the Coyotes played down a man in front of him.
Gillies, 28, went 3-10-2 with an .887 save percentage and a 3.70 goals-against average in 19 NHL games with the New Jersey Devils and St. Louis Blues last year. He recorded an .898 save percentage (.798 at high-danger), 3.39 goals-against average (1.66), and a -8.37 goals-saved above average (-3.14) at five-on-five. Gillies, who turned in an .895 save percentage in one AHL game, posted an .885 save percentage and a 1.03 goals-saved average on his teams’ penalty kill.
29. Minnesota Wild – $4.2875M (Marc-Andre Fleury/Filip Gustavsson)
Fleury, 37, posted a 28-23-5 record, .908 save percentage, 2.90 goals-against average, and four shutouts in 56 games last season, including 9-2-0 with a .910 save percentage and a 2.74 goals-against average in 11 games after the Wild acquired him from the Chicago Blackhawks on March 20. He tallied a .919 save percentage (.816 at high-danger), 2.51 goals-against average (1.35), 4.80 goals-saved above average (-3.08) at five-on-five combined with both teams. Playing behind a penalty killing unit, Fleury notched an .854 save percentage as well as a -2.7 goals-saved average.
Gustavsson, 24, finished last year with a 5-12-1 record, .892 save percentage (.907 at five-on-five, including .785 at high-danger), 3.55 goals-against average (2.96 at five-on-five, including 1.83 at high-danger), a -4.04 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-4.92 at high-danger) with the Ottawa Senators. With a penalty kill in front of him, Gustavsson earned an .841 save percentage and a 3.22 goals-saved above average. He also tallied a .915 save percentage and a 2.50 goals-against average in 20 AHL games.
28. Chicago Blackhawks – $4.55M (Petr Mrazek/Alex Stalock)
Mrazek, 30, recorded a 12-6-0 record with an .888 save percentage and a 3.34 goals-against average with the Toronto Maple Leafs a season ago. At five-on-five, he notched an .890 save percentage (.766 at high-danger), 3.16 goals-against average (1.76), and a -10.49 goals-saved above average (-6.36). Mrazek also earned an .862 save percentage and a -0.22 goals-saved above average on the P.K. He earned an .846 save percentage in one AHL game.
Stalock, 34, gave up six goals on 22 shots (.786 save percentage, -4.23 five-on-five goals-saved above average) in his lone NHL start last season with the San Jose Sharks. He also went 4-10-2 with an .867 save percentage and 3.93 goals-against average in 17 AHL games between the San Jose Barracuda and Bakersfield Condors.
27. Philadelphia Flyers – $4.729M (Carter Hart/Troy Grosenick)
Hart, 23, went 13-24-7 with a .905 save percentage, 3.16 goals-against average, and a shutout in 46 games last season. He tallied a .917 save percentage (.820 at high-danger), 2.71 goals-against average (1.48), and a 1.87 goals-saved above average (1.65) at five-on-five. While the Flyers were down a man, Hart earned an .843 save percentage in addition to a -4.24 goals-saved average.
Grosenick, 32, went 16-6-6 with a .933 save percentage, 2.00 goals-against average, and three shutouts for the AHL’s Providence Bruins.
26. Pittsburgh Penguins – $5.3M (Tristan Jarry/Casey DeSmith)
Jarry, 27, went 34-18-6 with a .919 save percentage, 2.42 goals-against average, and four shutouts in 58 games last season. He wrapped the year up with a .925 save percentage (.824 at high-danger), 2.22 goals-against average (1.40), and an 11.97 goals-saved above average (-0.55) at five-on-five. He also recorded an .905 save percentage and a 7.54 goals-saved average behind the Penguins’ penalty kill.
DeSmith, 30, went 11-6-5 with a .914 save percentage, 2.79 goals-against average, and three shutouts in 26 games last season. He earned a .922 save percentage (.806 at high-danger), 2.51 goals-against average (1.57), and a 3.76 goals-saved above average (-3.00) at five-on-five. DeSmith tallied an .860 save percentage and a -0.49 goals-saved average while his team was short a man in front of him.
25. Colorado Avalanche – $5.4M (Alexandar Georgiev/Pavel Francouz)
Georgiev, 26, went 15-10-2 with an .898 save percentage (.914 at five-on-five, including .811 at high-danger, and .794 on the penalty-kill), 2.92 goals-against average (2.40 at five-on-five, including 1.47 at high-danger), and a -1.26 goals-saved above average at five-on-five (-7.22 when playing behind a P.K. unit) in 33 regular-season games with the New York Rangers last season.
Francouz, 32, tallied a 15-5-1 record, .916 save percentage (.929 at five-on-five, including .852 at high-danger, and .863 on the penalty-kill), 2.55 goals-against average (2.13 at five-on-five, including 1.26 at high-danger), and a 3.52 five-on-five goals-saved above average (-0.13 on the penalty kill) in 21 games.
24. Edmonton Oilers – $5.75M (Jack Campbell/Stuart Skinner)
Campbell, 30, went 31-9-6 with a .914 save percentage (.917 at five-on-five, including .786 at high-danger, and .890 on the penalty-kill), 2.64 goals-against average (2.51 at five-on-five, including 1.62 at high-danger), five shutouts, and a 1.71 five-on-five goals-saved above average (4.03 with a man short) with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2021-22.
Skinner, 23, played just 13 NHL games last season, going 6-6-0 with a .913 save percentage (.916 at 5-on-5, including .824 at high-danger, and .885 on the penalty-kill), 2.62 goals-against average (2.54 at five-on-five, including 1.62 at high-danger), a shutout, in addition to a 0.08 goals-saved above average (1.03 while playing behind a penalty kill).
23. Vancouver Canucks – $5.7625M (Thatcher Demko/Spencer Martin)
Demko, 26, went 33-22-7 with a .915 save percentage, 2.72 goals-against average, and a shutout in 64 games last season. He earned a .932 save percentage (.852 at high-danger), 2.12 goals-against average (1.24), and a 24.71 goals-saved above average (11.16) at five-on-five. When the Canucks played shorthanded, Demko turned in an .840 save percentage and a -6.83 goals-saved average.
Martin, 30, recorded a 3-0-3 record with a .950 save percentage and 1.74 goals-against average in six NHL games last year. At five-on-five, he notched a .948 save percentage (1.000 at high-danger), 1.61 goals-against average (0.40), and a 4.88 goals-saved above average (4.97). Martin also tallied an .862 save percentage and a -0.22 goals-saved above average on the P.K. He earned an .846 save percentage in one AHL game.
22. Boston Bruins – $5.925M (Linus Ullmark/Jeremy Swayman)
Swayman, 23, went 23-14-3 with a .914 save percentage (.922 at five-on-five, including .815 at high-danger, and .857 on the penalty-kill), 2.41 goals-against average (2.40 at five-on-five, including 1.47 at high-danger), three shutouts, and a 5.44 goals-saved above average at five-on-five (-2.03 at high-danger and -1.30 when playing behind a penalty kill) in 41 games last year.
Ullmark, 28, recorded a 26-10-2 record with an .916 save percentage (.920 at-five-on-five, including .815 at high-danger, and .887 with a man short), a 2.45 goals-against average (2.23 at five-on-five), and a 3.54 five-on-five goals-saved above average (1.18 at high-danger, 4.22 on the penalty kill).
Kuemper, 32, went 37-12-4 with a .921 save percentage, 2.54 goals-against average, and five shutouts with the Avalanche in the regular season. At five-on-five, Kuemper earned a .928 save percentage, a 2.26 goals-against average, a 4.33 goals-saved above average, and a .863 high-danger save percentage. He also finished with an .879 save percentage and a 2.32 goals-saved above average on the penalty kill.
Lindgren, 28, went 5-0-0 with a .958 save percentage and 1.22 goals-against average in five NHL games with the St. Louis Blues last season. He also posted a .925 save percentage and a 2.21 goals-against average in 34 games with the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds. At five-on-five during his time in the NHL, Lindgren posted a .950 save percentage (including .913 at high-danger), 1.45 goals-against average, and a 3.42 goals-saved above average at the NHL-level. He also tallied a 1.000 save percentage and a 1.62 goals-saved above average while his team killed penalties.
By Harrison Brown