St. Louis Blues: Top 10 Single-Season Performances in Team History

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10. Roman Turek (1999-2000)

67 regular season games, 42-15-9 record, 1.95 GAA, .912 save percentage, 7 shutouts; 7 postseason games, 3-4 record, 2.75 GAA, .882 save percentage; NHL All-Star, William M. Jennings Trophy Recipient

Speaking of players who had historically good seasons, only to fade into relative mediocrity, Turek is one of the best examples. Turek had just one truly dominant NHL season before becoming basically a middle-of-the-road goaltender, and he would go on to play just four more seasons after his spectacular 1999-2000 campaign.

Turek was receiving his first opportunity as a starter with the Blues in 1999-2000, fresh off a run as Ed Belfour‘s backup on the Stanley Cup champion Dallas Stars in 98-99. After one season, he sure looked like an incredible steal for the Blues, as he won the William M. Jennings Trophy for giving up the fewest goals among qualifying NHL netminders. Turek’s minuscule 1.95 goals-against average was 0.69 points below the league average.

Turek wasn’t spectacular during the postseason, as he failed to put up great numbers as the Blues lost a seven-game first-round series to the San Jose Sharks, even after winning the Presidents’ Trophy that season. Due to Turek’s regular season dominance, however, he gets the distinction of having the top one-season performance among any goalie in Blues history.

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