goal·​tend·​er | \ ˈgōl-ˌten-dər How to pronounce goaltender (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web After appearing in 14 regular-season games last season for the Florida Panthers, goaltender Sam Montembeault re-signed with the team Tuesday, agreeing to a one-year, two-way contract. Brett Shweky, sun-sentinel.com, "Panthers re-sign goaltender Sam Montembeault to one-year deal," 22 Dec. 2020 Rookie goaltender Gary Laskoski makes 32 saves to lead the Kings to 3-3 tie with the Edmonton Oilers. Houston Mitchell Assistant Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times, "The Sports Report: USC routs UC Irvine," 9 Dec. 2020 The other member is Denver sophomore goaltender Magnus Chrona. Randy Johnson, Star Tribune, "Jordan Kawaguchi leads three North Dakota players on preseason All-NCHC team," 24 Nov. 2020 Two days after failing to reach a deal with longtime goaltender Corey Crawford, the Hawks traded winger Brandon Saad, who helped the Hawks win titles in 2013 and ’15, to the Colorado Avalanche along with defenseman Dennis Gilbert. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "Blackhawks trade winger Brandon Saad — again — and receive Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov in return," 10 Oct. 2020 The Chicago Blackhawks will not re-sign goaltender Corey Crawford in free agency. Staff And News Services, SFChronicle.com, "Bryson DeChambeau blasts his way to 62 and lead in Las Vegas," 8 Oct. 2020 In all, the Wings selected six forwards, five defensemen and one goaltender. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings' NHL draft class 2020: Plenty of fresh faces and one familiar one," 7 Oct. 2020 Sometime earlier in the day, LaFontaine was named the national men's goaltender of the month for November by the Hockey Commissioners Association. Star Tribune, "Gophers hockey remains unbeaten with 3-1 win over Michigan State," 3 Dec. 2020 The veteran National Hockey League goaltender has been working with the Parkland Pokers 9-Under baseball team this season since tryouts in August. Gary Curreri, sun-sentinel.com, "NHL goalie enjoys giving back to Pokers 9-Under baseball team," 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of goaltender

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Goaltender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goaltender. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of goaltender

US : a player who defends the goal in various games (especially hockey)


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