St Louis Blues: Top 30 Goaltenders in Franchise History

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12. Manny Legace

2006-09; 140 games, 63-49-15 record, .905 save percentage, 2.62 GAA, 10 shutouts; 2008 NHL All-Star

Legace was perhaps the best starting goaltender the St Louis Blues have had who didn’t get a chance to show his worth in the playoffs. Despite the fact that he had a winning record over three seasons in St. Louis, Legace never played in a postseason game with the Blues. The team missed the playoffs in his two seasons as the starter; then he was demoted to AHL Peoria during the 2008-09 season, costing him the chance to back Chris Mason as the Blues reached the postseason.

Legace put up very respectable results during his time in St. Louis; he had five shutouts in both of his seasons as the primary starter, and his stats in both years (23-15-5, .907 save percentage, 2.59 GAA in 2006-07; 27-25-8, .911 save percentage, 2.41 GAA in 2007-08) were good. Those numbers would have been enough to propel his teams to the playoffs if they had been productive enough offensively. Even in the worst season of his career, 08-09, Legace still went 13-9-2 despite having a subpar 3.18 GAA and .885 save percentage.

Legace spent the twilight of his career in St. Louis and played just 28 more NHL games for the Carolina Hurricanes after leaving the Blues in 2009.

If he had gotten the opportunity to prove himself as a capable postseason goaltender and succeeded, he certainly would have been higher up this list. Since he didn’t receive that chance, however, it says something that he still managed to be ranked 12th, ahead of other goalies who did see postseason action for the Blues.

Next: 11. Chris Mason