- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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