NHL Player Rankings: Top 10 goalies in the NHL

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Apr 1, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31) prepares for a shot on goal during the first period against the Edmonton Oilers at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

9. Antti Niemi, San Jose Sharks

Niemi, 30, has a Stanley Cup on his résumé when he took over for Cristobal Huet and led the Chicago Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup in the 2009-2010 season.

He left Chicago as a salary cap casualty that offseason and has established himself as one of the true workhorses at the position.

Niemi has started 64, 68 and 60 games, respectively, in the last three full seasons and in the lockout-shortened season two years ago made 43 of a possible 48 starts for the Sharks.

The Finnish native led the league in wins two years ago and sports a 2.36 GAA and a .917 save percentage over the last four seasons since signing with San Jose.

Niemi is coming off a 39-17-7 campaign with a 2.39 GAA .913 save percentage and recorded four shutouts last year. His wins were second most in the league.

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