What is World Class Goaltending?
In September, we had a chance to watch the best goalies in the world compete in the World Cup of Hockey. So what makes a world class goaltender and what is the difference between the best goaltender in the world and the other great puck stoppers? We took the WCH goalies career NHL statistics and created the average WCH goalie. Goalie stats and basic statistics included Age, Height, Weight, Games Played, Goals Against Average, Save Percentage, Shutouts as well as Minutes Played. Team North America goalies were omitted because of their age and lack of experience, as well as KHL goalie Mikko Koskenin, as their inclusion would skew the numbers.