We continue a look back at 2013-2014 by remembering some of the history that the team achieved over the course of last season. In today’s edition, we look at the greatest goalie to skate for the Bentley blue, black, and gold. Branden Komm finished his career ranked first in every major goaltending category, reestablishing the pantheon for what it means to be a netminder for the Falcons.
Branden Komm graduated with more wins than any goalie in the history of the program, breaking a record that was set by the first goalie in Bentley history, Barratt Davison. With 47 wins, he is the first goalie to eclipse both the 40 and 45 win barriers.
Komm’s 19 win season this past year set the single season record, eclipsing Davison’s record of 18 in 1980-1981. Komm’s 16 win season from 2011-2012 ranks third on the list, while his 11 win season from 2011-2012 is tied for ninth best all-time.
He set the career record for saves, finishing with 3,356 stops over his four year tenure. That’s exactly 100 better than Simon St. Pierre’s mark set between 2001-2005 as the first goalie to ever play exclusively at the Division I level. Komm and St. Pierre are the only two goalies in Bentley program history with over 3,000 career saves.
Komm has 1,079 saves this past year, one short of tying the record he set in 2011-2012. His 1,052 saves in 2012-2013 ranks third on the list. He is the only goalie in program history with 1,000 or more saves in a single season, achieving the mark three times.
Komm played 6,658 minutes over his career, a Bentley program record. He broke the record of 6,531 set by Simon St. Pierre. Komm and St. Pierre finished as the only goalies to break the 5,000, 5,500, 6,000, and 6,500 minute mark. Third place on the all-time record is 4,587 by Joe Calvi between 2007-2011.
Komm played 2,194 minutes this past season, second best all-time and 43 minutes short of the record he set during the 2011-2012 season. Those two seasons are the only two years in Bentley program history where a goalie played 2,000 minutes in a single year. He played in 1,885 minutes during the 2012-2013 season, fourth best all-time. Simon St. Pierre’s 1,964 minutes in 2002-2003 is third best all-time.
Komm appeared in 115 career games, also a record. That’s two better than St. Pierre.
The 37 games Komm played this past season finished second all-time, one less than the 38 games he appeared in during the 2011-2012 season. His 33 games in 2012-2013 is fourth best all time with St. Pierre again breaking him up from a 1-2-3 sweep. St. Pierre played in 34 games during the ’02-’03 season.
Komm’s 2.67 career goals against average is the only Bentley goalie with a career GAA under 3.00.
He holds the top two spots for a single season GAA. His 2.46 GAA from this past season ranks second to his 2.41 from 2011-2012. His 3.12 from 2012-2013 ranks eighth best.
Komm’s .919 career save percentage was a program record, and he holds the record for a single season save percentage with a .923 set during both the 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 seasons. His .915 from 2012-2013 ranks fourth, with Ray Jean at .916 in third.
His five shutouts are second most all-time, one behind Simon St. Pierre’s six.
Komm finished second for single season shutouts with three in 2011-2012.
His 58 saves during the double-overtime loss to RIT in Game 2 of the 2012 AHA Quarterfinals is a single game record for Bentley’s Division I history (the all-time record is 73).