Columbus Blue Jackets – Sergei Bobrovsky
Bobrovsky managed to win 37 matches in the previous season with a goal-against average of 2.42, five shutouts, and a save percentage of .921. This was after his
Washington Capitals – Braden Holtby
Holtby experienced the worst season of his 8-season career in the NHL with a save percentage of .907 and a goal-against average of 2.99. However, he managed to assist the Capitals in winning the Stanley Cup for the very first time in league history where he had a goals-against average of 2.16. He also earned two shutouts and a save percentage of .922 during the playoffs for the Stanley Cup.
Tampa Bay Lightning – Andrei Vasilevskiy
During the first season where he was the number 1 goalie for Tampa Bay, Vasilevskiy managed to finish tied for the lead in the NHL in terms of wins and shutouts. He had a goal-against average of 2.62 along with a save percentage of .920, and that allowed him to finish third in terms of voting when it came to the Verzina Trophy.
Winnipeg Jets – Connor Hellebuyck
The runner-up for the
Los Angeles Kings – Jonathan Quick
Quick managed to accumulate a total of 33 wins in the previous season, making it the 6th time he managed to win that many in the last 8 NHL seasons. In the previous five seasons, he had a goal-against average worse than 2.26, and his save percentage hasn’t been worse than .915. During the 2015/16 season, he managed to lead the league in starts and finished third in voting for the
Vegas Golden Knights – Marc-Andre Fleury
Fleury had a goal-against average of 2.24 and was 29-13-4 which allowed him to tie second among goalies in the NHL along with a save percentage of .927 and four shutouts in the previous season with the Vegas Golden Knights. Fleury was selected by Vegas in the NHL Expansion Draft of 2017 from the Pittsburgh Penguins and assisted the Golden Knights to reach the final of the Stanley Cup.