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Goals Against Average

Average determined by games played through 1942-43 season and by minutes played since then. Minimum of 15 games from 1917-18 season through 1925-26; minimum of 25 games since 1926-27 season. Not to be confused with the Vezina Trophy. Goaltenders who posted the season's lowest goals against average, but did not win the Vezina are in bold type.

Multiple Winners: Jacques Plante (9); Clint Benedict and Bill Durnan (6); Johnny Bower, Ken Dryden and Tiny Thompson (4); Patrick Roy and Georges Vezina (3); Ed Belfour, Frankie Brimsek, Turk Broda, George Hainsworth, Dominik Hasek, Harry Lumley, Bernie Parent, Pete Peeters, Terry Sawchuk and Marty Turco (2).

Year  GAA
1918 Georges Vezina, Mon 3.82
1919 Clint Benedict, Ott 2.94
   
1920 Clint Benedict, Ott 2.67
1921 Clint Benedict, Ott 3.13
1922 Clint Benedict, Ott 3.50
1923 Clint Benedict, Ott 2.25
1924 Georges Vezina, Mon 2.00
1925 Georges Vezina, Mon 1.87
1926 Alex Connell, Ott 1.17
1927 Clint Benedict, Mon-M 1.51
1928 Geo. Hainsworth, Mon 1.09
1929 Geo. Hainsworth, Mon 0.98
   
1930 Tiny Thompson, Bos 2.23
1931 Roy Worters, NYA 1.68
1932 Chuck Gardiner, Chi 1.92
1933 Tiny Thompson, Bos 1.83
1934 Wilf Cude, Det-Mon 1.57
1935 Lorne Chabot, Chi 1.83
1936 Tiny Thompson, Bos 1.71
1937 Norm Smith, Det 2.13
1938 Tiny Thompson, Bos 1.85
1939 Frankie Brimsek, Bos 1.58
   
1940 Dave Kerr, NYR 1.60
1941 Turk Broda, Tor 2.06
1942 Frankie Brimsek, Bos 2.45
1943 John Mowers, Det 2.47
1944 Bill Durnan, Mon 2.18
1945 Bill Durnan, Mon 2.42
1946 Bill Durnan, Mon 2.60
1947 Bill Durnan, Mon 2.30
1948 Turk Broda, Tor 2.38
1949 Bill Durnan, Mon 2.10
   
1950 Bill Durnan, Mon 2.20
1951 Al Rollins, Tor 1.77
1952 Terry Sawchuk, Det 1.90
1953 Terry Sawchuk, Det 1.90
1954 Harry Lumley, Tor 1.86
1955 Harry Lumley, Tor 1.94
1956 Jacques Plante, Mon 1.86
1957 Jacques Plante, Mon 2.02
1958 Jacques Plante, Mon 2.11
1959 Jacques Plante, Mon 2.16
   
1960 Jacques Plante, Mon 2.54
1961 Johnny Bower, Tor 2.50
1962 Jacques Plante, Mon 2.37
1963 Jacques Plante, Mon 2.49
1964 Johnny Bower, Tor 2.11
1965 Johnny Bower, Tor 2.38
1966 Johnny Bower, Tor 2.25
1967 Glenn Hall, Chi 2.38
1968 Gump Worsley, Mon 1.98
1969 Jacques Plante, St.L 1.96
   
1970 Ernie Wakely, St.L 2.11
1971 Jacques Plante, Tor 1.88
1972 Tony Esposito, Chi 1.77
1973 Ken Dryden, Mon 2.26
1974 Bernie Parent, Phi 1.89
1975 Bernie Parent, Phi 2.03
1976 Ken Dryden, Mon 2.03
1977 Bunny Larocque, Mon 2.09
1978 Ken Dryden, Mon 2.05
1979 Ken Dryden, Mon 2.30
   
1980 Bob Sauve, Buf .2.36
1981 Richard Sevigny, Mon 2.40
1982 Denis Herron, Mon 2.64
1983 Pete Peeters, Bos 2.36
1984 Pat Riggin, Wash 2.66
1985 Tom Barrasso, Buf 2.66
1986 Bob Froese, Phi 2.55
1987 Brian Hayward, Mon 2.81
1988 Pete Peeters, Wash 2.78
1989 Patrick Roy, Mon 2.47
   
1990 Mike Liut, Hart-Wash 2.53
1991 Ed Belfour, Chi 2.47
1992 Patrick Roy, Mon 2.36
1993 Felix Potvin, Tor 2.50
1994 Dominik Hasek, Buf 1.95
1995 Dominik Hasek, Buf 2.11
1996 Ron Hextall, Phi2.17
1997 Martin Brodeur, NJ1.88
1998 Ed Belfour, Dal1.88
1999 Ron Tugnutt, Ott1.79
   
2000 Brian Boucher, Phi1.91
2001Marty Turco, Dal1.90
2002Patrick Roy, Col1.94
2003 Marty Turco, Dal1.72
2004 Miikka Kiprusoff, Calg 1.69

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