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Detroit Red Wings, Terry Sawchuk
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72. . G. Detroit Red Wings. Terry Sawchuk. 1. player

Terry Sawchuk is a goaltending legend in Detroit Red Wings history.

Perhaps the most important position on the ice, the goaltender,  is represented by legend Terry Sawchuk.

He, like Howe, has a storied career that was spent mostly with the Detroit Red Wings as he spent parts of three seasons with the organization. He was impressive during each stop, creating a new memory each time between the pipes.

Sawchuk spent 14 seasons in Detroit and his stat lines are one that sits on top of Detroit’s goaltending records. His record with the Red Wings was 350-245-132, his save percentage was .904, his goals-against-average was 2,44, and he had an excellent 85 shutouts.

Sawchuk was one of the more solid goaltenders during his time. He kept his teams in every game and made critical saves when he needed to.

Sawchuk, the 1950-51 Calder Trophy winner, was one of many goaltenders who played during the elite years of the goaltending position. he was up against the best every night and went toe-to-toe with them.

During his career with the Red Wings, he appeared in seven all-star games, won three Vezina trophies, and three Stanley Cups.

He ranks top five in NHL history among goaltenders in shutouts (103), games played (971), and minutes played (57,156). He leads Detroit goaltenders in games played (734), wins (350), shutouts (85), and minutes played (43,604).

Sawchuk was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1971 and had his Red Wings jersey number retired on March 6, 1994. The great goaltender Sawchuk passed on May 30, 1970, and would go down as not only a great goaltender for the Detroit Red Wings but as one of the best in NHL history.

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