Win/Loss – 33-23-12
Shutouts – 4
Save % – 0.910
GAA – 2.55
Next up on our list is Carter Hutton. Hutton came to the Predators in 2013 from the Chicago Blackhawks. He served as the backup goaltender to Rinne.
Once again this is a case of having a very solid backup goaltender, and one that was fully capable of starting for many other teams at the time.
In 2013, Rinne underwent hip surgery and was unable to play for several months. Hutton took over for as the starting goaltender while he was out. He performed admirably when called upon to step in when the team needed him.
Hutton is ranked sixth in save percentage among all-time Predators goaltenders. However, he ranks third among all Predators’ goaltenders with a GAA of 2.55.
This statistic and his win/loss record helped Hutton make our list. If Rinne wasn’t as elite as he was, then Hutton had every ability to put up very solid numbers worthy of making him a top goaltender in team history.