NHL: The best goalie from each franchise’s history (Updated 2023)

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Winnipeg Jets, Connor Hellebuyck
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Best NHL goalie from each franchise: Winnipeg Jets – Connor Hellebuyck

Unfortunately for the Winnipeg Jets, they’re also one of those teams that have never really won much of anything. No Stanley Cup championships, Conference championships, you get the drift. Hopefully, the efforts of a young star goalie in Connor Hellebuyck will help change that mindset over the next decade or so.

Hellebuyck was drafted by the Jets back in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and has quickly made a name for himself in the league as a top goalie through years of minor league development. Hopefully, he can be that anchor the Jets so desperately need as by the looks of it, he’s going to be an extremely good goalie with more regular-season and postseason experience under his belt.

So far in his young career, Hellebuyck has over 100 wins and a very high save percentage average of .917. The Jets have seemingly turned things around as of late as they’ve consistently gone to the Stanley Cup playoffs over the past few years thanks to Hellebuyck being a part of that youth revolution towards better days ahead.

All Hellebuyck has been doing is winning with his defensive speed, great reaction time, and ability to shut down even the best-scoring teams shooting his way. At the rate he’s going, it’s only a matter of time before the Jets build around him and their other young stars to hopefully, create a future NHL powerhouse for many years to come.

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