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Leg Pads Buyer's Guide - Leg Pads - Terminology - Interior Featured

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Terminology - Interior

Leg channel

The leg channel is the portion of the pad where the goaltender's leg makes contact with the pad. 

goaltender leg pad leg channel

Knee protector

The knee protector is a protector attached to the pad which is designed to protect the knee from shots. This is usually limited to the top of the knee and part of the thigh.

goaltender leg pad knee protector

Newer style knee protectors wrap around the knee as thigh boards were banned in the NHL a few years ago. Some pad manufacturers will however give the option of adding thigh boards to the pads. An image of thigh boards is displayed below.

goaltender leg pad knee protector thigh board

Knee wrap

The knee wrap ensures the pad remains in good contact with the knee. It usually also has some additional padding to protect the sides of the knee from impacts with pucks or to help cusion the butterfly. 

goaltender leg pad knee wrap

Calf wrap

The calf wrap ensure the leg has good contact with the leg section of the pad. It also has some additional padding to protect from shots.

goaltender leg pad calf wrap

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