Magliarditi, Saal Move Up ECHL Career Lists

Las Vegas goaltender Marc Magliarditi is 9-2-2 and has moved into fifth place in the ECHL with 143 career wins in 233 games while Augusta goaltender Jason Saal is 6-3-1 and has moved into sixth place with 140 career wins in 277 games.

Magliarditi is three wins shy of fourth place Cory Cadden, who had 146 wins in 294 games from 1992-2001 with Knoxville, Dayton, Peoria, South Carolina and Pee Dee. Saal has also moved into fourth place with 277 career games, 17 behind third place Cadden.

Magliarditi is 9-2-2 with a 2.20 goals against average and a .932 save percentage as the expansion Wranglers sit in first place in the Pacific Division with a 9-5-4 record. Named Sun National Bank ECHL Saver of the month after going 5-0-0 with a 1.98 goals against average and a .944 save percentage in October, Magliarditi is second in the league with 396 saves and is tied for second in the league with nine wins while ranking third with 790 minutes.

In 1998-99, Magliarditi led the ECHL with 32 wins and was second in goals against average with 2.27 while helping the expansion Florida Everblades finish with a 45-20-5 record and a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. Magliarditi, who was named Second Team All-ECHL, set Florida team records for wins, shutouts (5) and goals against average (2.27) in 1998-99, and the following season set the team record for save percentage with .923 while going 22-9-0 as the Everblades set an ECHL record with 108 points (53-15-2). In addition to Florida, Magliarditi has played in the ECHL with Columbus (Ohio), Louisiana and Richmond.

Selected in the fifth round (117th overall) by Los Angeles in the 1993 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Saal began his ECHL career in 1995-96 going 5-3-0 with South Carolina. He has won 20 games in each of the last three seasons going 27-11-0 with Louisiana in 2000-01, 25-15-10 with Arkansas in 2001-02 and 20-10-7 with Arkansas in 2002-03.

Greensboro’s Daniel Berthiaume ranks second with 189 career wins in 337 games. Berthiaume has started all 16 games for the Generals and is 11-4-0 with a 3.15 goals against average and a .902 save percentage. The oldest player in the ECHL at 37 years old, Berthiaume leads the league with 11 wins, 932 minutes and 449 saves. Berthiaume holds the ECHL record for longest winning streak by a goaltender, winning 13 consecutive games in 1994-95 with Roanoke, and he ranks second in career games (337) and career minutes (19,199).

ECHL Career Wins, Goaltender
1. 265 – Nick Vitucci, 1988-2001, 479 games
2. 189 – Daniel Berthiaume, 1994-Present, 337 games
3. 155 – Dave Gagnon, 1990-2001, 272 games
4. 146 – Cory Cadden, 1992-2001, 294 games
5. 143 – Marc Magliarditi, 1997-Present, 233 games
6. 140 – Jason Saal, 1995-Present, 277 games

ECHL Career Games, Goaltender
1. 479 – Nick Vitucci, 1988-2001
2. 337 – Daniel Berthiaume, 1994-Present
3. 294 – Cory Cadden, 1992-2001
4. 277 – Jason Saal, 1995-Present
5. 272 – Dave Gagnon, 1990-2001