The funny thing about goaltender is the Blues had a ton of American goaltenders. They might have had almost as many goalies from America as on ice players.
So, Brent Johnson is the best American goalie to actually play and start for the Blues. Like almost every Blues goaltender of the past 40 years, his time between the pipes was contentious with the fans, but he was very good when at his best.
There is a case to be made that the Blues might have fared better in the 2001 playoffs if they had Johnson in net as opposed to Roman Turek. The year after that, with Johnson firmly the starter, he had 34 wins, .902 save percentage and a 2.18 goals against.
Despite only going 5-5 in the playoffs that year, he had even better numbers. He had a .929 save percentage and a 1.83 goals against and that looks even better considering he had to face Chicago and Detroit.
In parts of five seasons, Johnson went 76-47-12. He might not go down as one of the best ever for the Blues, but he was definitely one of the best American’s to suit up in the net.
So, what do you think of our list. Are there any stars and striped players we missed or any other players that had you chanting USA!?
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