Thursday, April 02, 2009

Throwing a bone

While I think most Leaf fans have turned the page on Justin Pogge (I know my expectations are measured in fractions these days), here's some interesting statistics on a few NHL goaltenders who took their time getting to the NHL. It may provide a little hope for the 22 year old to one day get it.


Manny Fernandez 246
Tim Thomas 242 (includes European teams)
Dwayne Roloson 179
Ryan Miller 172 (4 seasons)
Justin Pogge 138
Jean-Sabastian Giguere 134

And that's just NA goaltenders. Hard to tell with the European tenders (Kipper for example), as I'm not sure what Euro leagues are on par with the AHL to make it a fair comparison.

One other strange stat: Patrick Roy had a career 5.41 GAA during his 3 years in the Q and his one game played in the AHL he allowed 4 goals. How he even got a look at the NHL with those stats is nothing short of a miracle.

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