The NHL is one of the most exciting sports that takes place with the almost nonstop action. However, the goalie position is one position that has some of the hardest pressure on it based off of how the teams are doing and how often the puck is in the defensive zone. So who should be the top goalies coming to the season this upcoming season.
Carey Price is one goalie that did not get a lot of credit for how he played last year. Price ended up playing in a total of 58 games last year. However, he was very impressive in giving up only 1.78 goals per game and turned away 93.6% of the shots faced. Price only had 2 shutouts on the year and if he has more offensive support could dramatically improve on the year.
Joonas Korpisalo is the goalie of the future and now for the Blue Jacket. Korpisalo played in 37 games, but did have some injuries last year that he has to battle through this year. Korpisalo in his limited play allowed only 1.90 goals per game. When it came to turning away the puck, though, Joonas saved an NHL high 94.1% of the shots faced.
Philipp Grubauer was leading the Avalanche towards the Stanley Cup before an injury pushed him out. Grubauer ended up allowing only 1.87 goals per game. Now, Grubauer ended up saving only 92.2% of the shots that he faced and the balance that he presents with the defensive support for the great Avalanche offense could really help guide the Avs to the cup.
Andrei Vasilevskiy ended up helping to win the Stanley Cup. This year, Vasilevskiy ended up playing well saving 92.7% of the shots that were sent towards him. He did allow only 1.90 goals per game on the year last season. However, one thing that could come into question this year is who is coming back on the year for the Lightning with the salary cap issues to provide the support that is needed.
Frederik Andersen is one goalie who has played really well on the year last season. Andersen helped to keep the Maple Leafs involved in the games and helped to make sure they were going to be relevant all year. Andersen allowed only 1.84 goals per game last year. Turning the puck away for Andersen was done at a clip of 93.6% of the time.