Defence may win championships, but having a good goalie doesn’t hurt.

Eight teams in particular are hoping they’ve acquired a goalie who can take them to the next level this winter.

For some teams, their new netminder could be the missing piece for a playoff run. For some goalies, a new team brings an opportunity to become a No. 1 starter for the first time.

And in Vegas, the Golden Knights hit the jackpot with their new goalie in the expansion draft.

Here’s a look at some goalies who changed addresses this off-season and what they bring to their new teams.

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