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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 recentCayden Primeau (1.79 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.

Five players have won the award multiple times, with Scott King winning three times. The others, Derek Heriofsky, Michel Larocque, Ty Conklin and Matti Kaltainen won twice. Only King and Larocque managed to win the award in consecutive years; the others required a gap year between winning the title. King also had a gap between his 2nd and 3rd award.

In the 2016–17 season, the title was awarded by Hockey East to Collin Delia of Merrimack despite not having the lowest GAA in conference play (2.21), as Jake Oettinger of Boston University's mark was 2.09. Delia, however, was the league leader in save percentage (.928).

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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