The San Jose Sharks have built a remarkably defined list of outstanding goaltenders in 27 seasons in the National Hockey League. With Martin Jones holding down the starting position in the 2018-2019 season, which Sharks goaltenders in franchise history stand out as the top five?
The San Jose Sharks goaltending has fluctuated going back to their inaugural season in 1991. A big reason as to why San Jose has appeared in the playoffs 20 out of the 27 years in the NHL is because of their dynamic success at tending the twine.
It is no secret that the biggest factor to finding success in the game is goaltending. It’s quite simple. Without consistent goaltending, teams won’t find themselves winning too many contests in an 82-game season and the potential postseasons that ensue.
The San Jose Sharks have had 28 goaltenders in the team’s history, 12 of which dawned a teal sweater for at least three years.
In order to determine the order for the top five goalies, I looked at each goaltender’s win/loss record, goals against average, save percentage, personal accomplishments, and overall appreciation from the organization and fan base.
For consideration, I only included the statistics and information based on their time in San Jose – meaning all factors with other teams and leagues do not count toward the rankings.
Without further ado, here are the top five goaltenders in San Jose Sharks history.