As a hockey fan, it is always interesting to look back at the great players who have graced the ice for our favourite teams. For Edmonton Oilers fans, goaltending has been a crucial component of the team’s success and failures over the years. In this article, we will take a look at the top 5 goalies in Edmonton Oilers history.
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5. Dwayne Roloson
Roloson played for the Oilers from 2006 to 2009 and was a key part of the team’s run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006. He posted a .927 save percentage and a 2.33 goals-against average in that playoff run, which included one shutout. Overall, Roloson had a .909 save percentage and a 2.78 goals-against average in 193 games played for the Oilers.
4. Grant Fuhr
Fuhr was the Oilers’ starting goalie for their dynasty years in the 1980s, winning four Stanley Cups with the team. He was known for his acrobatic saves and his ability to come up big in important moments. Fuhr played in 423 games for the Oilers, posting a .883 save percentage and a 3.69 goals-against average.
3. Bill Ranford
Ranford was the hero of the Oilers’ 1990 Stanley Cup win, posting a .912 save percentage and a 2.53 goals-against average in the playoffs. He won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the playoffs that year. Ranford played in 449 games for the Oilers, posting a .887 save percentage and a 3.51 goals-against average.
2. Andy Moog
Moog played for the Oilers from 1980 to 1987 and was a key part of the team’s early success. He won three Stanley Cups with the team and was known for his calm and steady play in the crease. Moog played in 235 games for the Oilers, posting a .886 save percentage and a 3.62 goals-against average.
1. Curtis Joseph
Joseph played for the Oilers from 1995 to 1998 and was a standout performer during his time with the team. He posted a .902 save percentage and a 2.99 goals-against average in 177 games played for the Oilers. Joseph was known for his acrobatic saves and his ability to steal games for the team.
For The Edmonton Oilers Good Goaltending Has Equaled Success
In conclusion, the Edmonton Oilers have had some truly great goalies over the years. These five players have all left their mark on the team’s history and have helped lead the Oilers to some of their greatest moments. While there have been many other great goalies to play for the team, these five stand out as the best of the best.