List of Hockey East Goaltending Champions

The Hockey East Goaltending Champion is an annual award given out at the conclusion of the Hockey East regular season to the goaltender who held the lowest Goals Against Average (GAA) in conference games during the regular season.

Hockey East Goaltending Champion
SportIce hockey
Given forTo the goaltender with the lowest Goals Against Average (GAA) in conference games during the season.
First award1985
Most recentJeremy Swayman (2.27 GAA)

The Goaltending Champion was first awarded in 1985 and every year thereafter.

The current record for lowest GAA against conference opponents in a season is held by Jimmy Howard of Maine with a 1.15 Goals Against Average, set during the 2003–04 season.

Six players have won the award multiple times, with Scott King winning three times. The others, Derek Heriofsky, Michel Larocque, Ty Conklin, Matti Kaltainen and Cayden Primeau won twice. King, Larocque and Primeau managed to win the award in consecutive years.

The title has twice been awarded to the goalie with the highest save percentage, rather than goals allowed average. First, in 2016–17 to Collin Delia of Merrimack (.928 SV%, 2.21 GAA), with Jake Oettinger of Boston University's having a GAA mark of 2.09. Again, it was awarded to Jeremy Swayman of Maine in 2019–20 (.934 SV%, 2.27 GAA) whereas Matt Murray of Massachusetts held a 1.88 GAA in league play.

Award winnersEdit

See alsoEdit




  • "Hockey East Awards". Hockey East Online. Archived from the original on 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  • "Hockey East Awards". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2013-08-15.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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