St Louis Blues: Top 30 Goaltenders in Franchise History

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Mar 21 2012; New York, NY, USA; Detroit Red Wings goalie Ty Conklin (29) drops for a save during the third period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Rangers won 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

27. Ty Conklin

2009-11; 51 games, 18-18-6 record, .904 save percentage, 2.83 GAA, 6 shutouts

Conklin, who joined the St Louis Blues in 2009 as a 33-year-old with six seasons of NHL experience under his belt, fit the definition of a backup goalie just about as closely as possible. That was perfectly acceptable during Conklin’s stint in St. Louis, as the Blues were fully invested in Chris Mason during 2009-10, then were trying to position Jaroslav Halak as an elite starting netminder in 2010-11.

Conklin, who started 41 games for the Blues over two seasons, was unspectacular for the most part, but he did put up some strong numbers in 2009-10. Over 26 games (21 starts), Conklin had four shutouts, a 2.48 goals against average, and a .921 save percentage that ranked seventh in the NHL.

He was much more mediocre in 2010-11 and departed after that year to play one more NHL season with the Detroit Red Wings, but he obviously left enough of an impression on the organization that he’s now employed as the Blues’ goalie development coach.

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