NHL Network ranks Corey Crawford No. 7 best goaltender in NHL
Chicago’s netminder is the best in the Central Division.
The NHL Network wrapped up its offseason position rankings with a top-10 list of goaltenders Saturday.
Two weeks ago, the Network ranked Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews the No. 1 and No. 5 best forwards, respectively. And then Duncan Keith earned the No. 4 ranking and Brent Seabrook took the No. 13 spot on the top-20 best defenseman.
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford earned the No. 7 ranking, while Washington Capitals netminder Braden Holtby took the top spot. The only other Central Division goaltender on the list was Nashville Predators’ Pekka Rinne at No. 10.
Crawford, 31, has won the Stanley Cup twice (2013, 2015) in six seasons. Last season, he was 35-18-5 with a 2.37 GAA and .924 save percentage, and led the League with seven shutouts. Crawford has had at least 30 wins in five straight 82-game NHL seasons and made the League's All-Rookie Team in 2010-11. His 48 career NHL playoff wins are third among active goalies, behind Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers (55) and Fleury (53). Crawford also has a 2.26 GAA, a .920 save percentage and five shutouts in 83 career postseason games for Chicago.