Like everything in hockey, preference is key. At the professional level, many players prefer sticks that don’t follow traditional length and curve guidelines. If you’re not quite at Jonathan Quick’s level yet, it’s best to follow certain rules when picking out your next stick.
A good starting point for any aspiring goalie is to find a stick that, when placed on its toe, reaches somewhere between your chin and the tip of your nose. If you have to, go longer than you prefer and cut the shaft down accordingly.