NHL Power Rankings: Western Conference Goalies

By Matt Barbato
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May 30, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks goalie

Frederik Andersen

(31) makes a save against Chicago Blackhawks right wing

Patrick Kane

(88) in the third period in game seven of the Western Conference Final of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

4. Frederik Andersen 

Andersen may have the most upside among the goaltenders on this list, as he is only 25-years-old and coming off a strong season in his first year as the full-time starter for the Anaheim Ducks. His 35 wins were the eighth most in the NHL and fourth most among Western Conference goalies.

The advanced stats don’t speak too well of Andersen. His .914 save percentage is respectable, but ranked just 23rd in the NHL, while his 2.38 goals-against average was good for 19th in the league. He was highly respectable in low-danger and medium-danger opportunities, but posted an 82.61 percentage against the most dangerous scoring chances. That percentage ranked 19th among goalies who logged more than 2,000 minutes last season.

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Andersen may be a product of good play around him, as he faced an average of just 26.94 shots per game, which was the sixth fewest among the same group of goalies.

The good news for Andersen is that he is young and that the Ducks should be a strong contender in the Pacific Division going forward. If Andersen can come up clutch against big opportunities on a more consistent basis, he could move up this list.

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