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10-12-2012, 12:30 PM
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Longevity as an NHL calibre goalie

Terry Sawchuk = NHL starter or member of platoon from age 21-38 = 18 years
Jacques Plante = NHL starter or member of platoon from age 26-44 = 19 years
Glenn Hall = NHL starter or member of a platoon from age 24-37 & age 39 = 15 years

Patrick Roy = NHL starter from age 20-37 = 18 years
Martin Brodeur = NHL starter from age 21-39 = 18-19 years (depending on whether you give him credit for 2004-05)
Dominik Hasek = star in Europe from age 21-25*; NHL starter from 29-37 & 41-43 = 16 years

*See post 30

Ken Dryden = NHL starter from age 24-25 & 27-31 = 7 years

Only Ken Dryden is an outlier when it comes to longevity. Sawchuk, Plante, Roy, and Brodeur have all played either 18 or 19 years. Hasek is at 19 years if you give him full credit for his transition years before becoming an NHL starter, he's at 16 otherwise. Glenn Hall is slightly behind the others with a 15 year NHL career, though I'm sure the ironman streak (502 starts in a row) didn't help his longevity later in life.


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