Top free agent goalies: Holtby on the market

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Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators

The 39-year old won’t be with the Senators next season but said he wants to continue playing in the NHL. Anderson was 11-17-2 with a 3.25 goals-against average and .902 save percentage in 34 games (31 starts) this season and his 202 wins are the most in Senators history. He is 289-251-67 with two ties, a 2.84 GAA, a .913 save percentage and 42 shutouts in 648 games (633 starts) with the Senators, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks and 23-22 with a 2.35 GAA and .929 save percentage in 46 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Possible landing spots: Blackhawks, Vegas Golden Knights, Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers

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Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks

Crawford, who has not played more than 40 games in the past three seasons because of injuries, was 16-20-3 with a 2.77 GAA and .917 save percentage in 40 games (39 starts) this season to help the Blackhawks advance to the playoffs. The 35-year-old is 260-162-53 with a 2.45 GAA, a .918 save percentage and 26 shutouts in 488 games (474 starts), has six seasons with at least 30 wins, and has been one of the more consistent goalies of the past decade when healthy. Crawford is 52-42 with a 2.38 GAA and .918 save percentage in 96 postseason games (94 starts) and has won the Stanley Cup twice (2013, 2015).

Possible landing spots: Blackhawks, Flyers, Edmonton Oilers, Washington Capitals

 

Brian Elliott, Philadelphia Flyers

Elliott can provide veteran leadership and has shown he’s capable of stepping in when called upon. He was 16-7-4 with a 2.87 GAA, an .899 save percentage and two shutouts in 31 games (27 starts) with the Flyers this season, and has not had a losing record since 2010-11. The 35-year-old is 241-146-47 with a 2.50 GAA, a .912 save percentage and 40 shutouts in 472 games (431 starts) with the Flyers, Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Avalanche and Senators.

Possible landing spots: Flyers, Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks

 

Thomas Greiss, New York Islanders

Greiss has proven capable of being a starter or backup and that he can excel in either role. He was 16-9-4 with a 2.74 GAA and .913 save percentage in 31 games (29 starts) this season and 2-2 with a 2.02 GAA and .929 save percentage in four playoff games (three starts) to help the Islanders advance to the Eastern Conference Final. The 34-year-old had at least 23 wins in three of four seasons from 2015-19. Greiss is 137-90-28 with a 2.63 GAA, a .915 save percentage and 13 shutouts in 282 regular-season games (250 starts) with the Islanders, Penguins, Phoenix Coyotes and Sharks.

Possible landing spots: Penguins, Sharks, Flyers, Capitals, Golden Knights, Detroit Red Wings

Video: NYI@PHI, Gm7: Greiss sends Isles to ECF with shutout

 

Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals

Holtby, who saw his role decline this season with rookie Ilya Samsonov getting playing time, was 25-14-6 in 48 games (47 starts), and had the worst GAA (3.11) and save percentage (.897) in his 10-season NHL career. The 31-year-old has won at least 32 games in five seasons and his 222 wins since 2014-15 are the most in the NHL (Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators is second with 196). Holtby is 282-122-46 with a 2.53 GAA, .916 save percentage and 35 shutouts in 468 games (458 starts). The Vezina Trophy winner in 2015-16, Holtby helped the Capitals to the Stanley Cup in 2018 and is 50-46-1 with a 2.13 GAA and .926 save percentage in 97 postseason games.

Possible landing spots: Sharks, Oilers, Capitals, Flames, Buffalo Sabres

 

Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings

The 36-year-old had the worst numbers in his 11 full NHL seasons, going 2-23-2 with a 4.20 GAA and .882 save percentage in 27 starts, including 0-18-2 in his final 20. However, Howard said he doesn’t plan on retiring and wants to prove he can still play in the NHL. He is 246-196-70 with a 2.62 GAA, a .912 save percentage and 24 shutouts in 543 regular-season games (523 starts), and 21-26 with a 2.58 GAA and .918 save percentage in 48 playoff games (47 starts).

Possible landing spots: Blackhawks, Flyers, Penguins, Sharks, Capitals

 

Anton Khudobin, Dallas Stars

Khudobin was 16-8-4 with a 2.22 GAA and .930 save percentage in 30 games (26 starts) in the regular season, and showed that was no fluke in the postseason. He started 24 games for the Stars, including the final 13, going 14-10-0 with a 2.69 GAA and .917 save percentage to help them reach the Stanley Cup Final. The 34-year-old has been one of the better backup goalies in the past three seasons, going 48-31-16 with a 2.46 GAA and .922 save percentage in 102 games (92 starts) with the Stars and Boston Bruins. In 218 regular-season NHL games (198 starts), Khudobin is 99-76-25 with a 2.46 GAA and .919 save percentage.

Possible landing spots: Stars, Blackhawks, Vancouver Canucks, Sabres, Flames, Oilers, Sharks

Video: Anton Khudobin’s best plays of the postseason

 

Robin Lehner, Vegas Golden Knights

Lehner was 19-10-5 with a 2.89 GAA and .920 save percentage in 36 games (34 starts) with the Golden Knights and Blackhawks, and 9-7-0 with a 1.99 GAA, .917 save percentage and four shutouts in 16 postseason games to help Vegas advance to the Western Conference Final. The 29-year-old was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the best goalie in the NHL with the Islanders in 2018-19 and has had a GAA under 3.00 and save percentage of at least .920 four times in the past five seasons. Lehner is 116-120-45 with a 2.72 GAA, a .918 save percentage and 15 shutouts in 301 regular-season games (282 starts) with the Golden Knights, Blackhawks, Islanders, Sabres and Senators.

Possible landing spots: Golden Knights, Blackhawks, Sharks, Oilers

 

Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

Lundqvist, who had the final season of his seven-year contract bought out by the Rangers on Sept. 30, finished the season with the fewest games (30), starts (26) and wins (10) of his 15-season NHL career. He went 10-12-3 with a 3.16 GAA and .905 save percentage. The 38-year-old is 459-310-96 with a 2.43 GAA, a .918 save percentage and 64 shutouts in 887 NHL games, all with New York, and 61-67 with a 2.30 GAA, a .921 save percentage and 10 shutouts in the postseason. He ranks sixth in NHL history in wins, and if he remains in the NHL, he likely will join a contender in need of a veteran backup.

Possible landing spots: Flyers, Penguins, Capitals, Bruins

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Jacob Markstrom, Vancouver Canucks

After having a minor surgical procedure on his knee Feb. 27, Markstrom returned for the postseason and was 8-6 with a 2.85 GAA and .919 save percentage in 14 games to help the Canucks get within one win of the Western Conference Final. The 30-year-old was 23-16-4 with a 2.75 GAA and .918 save percentage in 43 games during the regular season, the third straight season he started at least that many games and had at least that many wins. He is 110-118-32 with a 2.80 GAA and .911 save percentage in 272 regular-season games (256 starts) with the Canucks and Panthers.

Possible landing spots: Flames, Oilers, Sharks, Canucks, Senators

 

Mike Smith, Edmonton Oilers

After a subpar season with the Oilers (19-12-6, 2.95 GAA, .902 save percentage in 39 games), Smith could be looking for his fourth team in five seasons. The 38-year-old is 262-248-74 with a 2.71 GAA, a .911 save percentage and 39 shutouts in 610 regular-season games (588 starts) with the Oilers, Flames, Coyotes, Tampa Bay Lightning and Stars, and 11-13 with a 2.33 GAA, a .934 save percentage and four shutouts in 25 postseason games.

Possible landing spots: Blackhawks, Flames, Flyers, Canucks, Golden Knights

 

Cam Talbot, Calgary Flames

The 33-year-old fared better with the Flames this season (12-10-1, 2.63 GAA, .919 save percentage in 26 games) than he did in 2018-19, when he was 11-17-3 with a 3.40 GAA and .892 save percentage in 35 games for the Flyers and Oilers. Talbot, who helped the Flames advance to the playoffs, was 5-4 with a 2.42 GAA, a .924 save percentage and two shutouts in 10 postseason games. He is 150-122-25 with a 2.61 GAA, a .915 save percentage and 22 shutouts in 314 regular-season games (300 starts) with the Flames, Flyers, Oilers and Rangers, and 12-11 with a 2.46 GAA, a .923 save percentage and four shutouts in 25 postseason games.

Possible landing spots: Blackhawks, Oilers, Flames, Sabres, Flyers

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