St Louis Blues: Top 30 Goaltenders in Franchise History

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13. Greg Millen

1985-89; 209 games, 85-87-33 record, .881 save percentage, 3.43 GAA, 9 shutouts; 35 postseason games, 17-17 record

For the most part, Millen’s numbers were not spectacular with the St Louis Blues, even in a heavy offense era of the NHL. His longevity and durability cannot be ignored, though, as he is fourth in Blues history in games played, tied for fourth in wins, third in saves, and 10th in shutouts.

Millen had sub-.900 save percentages in every year that he was with the Blues, and with the exception of the 1989-90 season where he was traded, he never had a goals-against average under 3.00. He did have a banner 1988-89 season, however, during which he had six shutouts and finished fifth in voting for the Vezina Trophy.

Perhaps the biggest strength to Millen’s game was his reliability during the playoffs, as he was in the net for three playoff series victories during the four postseasons in which he was the Blues’ starter.

Despite the team’s lack of success, his best playoff performance came during 1986-87, when the St Louis Blues lost a first-round series to the Toronto Maple Leafs, but Millen went 1-3 with a .918 save percentage and a 2.40 goals-against average.

With a duo of young, promising goaltenders (Curtis Joseph and Vincent Riendeau) ready to contribute in 1989-90, Millen was traded to Hartford in December of 1989.

While he wasn’t the most skilled goaltender the Blues have ever had, Millen stuck around for a long while and was a reliable presence in net during the playoffs, making him the 13th-best goalie in franchise history.

Next: 12. Manny Legace