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Goaltender Salary per Win 2000-01 to 2009-10

Over the last decade, goaltender salaries have grown significantly, but they've failed to keep pace with overall salary growth:

 

EVSV% Average Replacement Salary Above Min ($M) $/Win ($M) Y-over-y Increase (%) Relative to League
2000-01 913.6 903.1 85.9 0.954
2001-02 915.9 905.7 96.5 1.072 12.3 -7.8
2002-03 918.5 908.0 104.8 1.133 5.7 -8.5
2003-04 921.7 911.3 109.5 1.183 4.5 -3.3
2005-06 914.8 903.0 68.6 0.670 -43.4 -14.9
2006-07 916.7 905.4 89.5 0.874 30.5 7.7
2007-08 919.6 908.4 106.4 1.038 18.8 4.9
2008-09 919.0 908.2 117.9 1.151 10.8 -9.7
2009-10 919.3 908.6 120.3 1.145 -0.5 -1.3

 

Replacement was assumed to be 50 points, and wins included OT and SO play - the introduction of the SO increased the number of wins available by 6%, so the growth in salaries is slightly understated.  Last season, a league average goaltender - 41 full games played, 919 even-strength save percentage - cost $2.3M.  Players on entry-level and RFA contracts obviously cost significantly less.