Only five rookie goaltenders have captured the Stanley Cup and/or the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP:
Goalie, Team, Season, Reg.-season gms, (record), Playoff Result
Ken Dryden, Canadiens, 1970-7, 16, (6-0-0), Won Stanley Cup & Conn Smythe
Patrick Roy, Canadiens, 1985-86, 47, (23-18-3), Won Stanley Cup & Conn Smythe
Ron Hextall, Flyers, 1986-87, 67*, (37-21-6), Won Conn Smythe
Cam Ward, Hurricanes, 2005-06, 28, (14-8-2), Won Stanley Cup & Conn Smythe
Antti Niemi, Blackhawks, 2009-10, 39, (26-7-4), Won Stanley Cup
Braden Holtby, Capitals, 2011-12, 7, (4-2-1), ?
* led league
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