Clint Benedict

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Birthday
26, 1892
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Nov 12, 1976 (84)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
26, 1892
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Nov 12, 1976 (84)

About

NHL Hall of Fame goaltender who was the first goalie to wear a mask.

Before Fame

He joined the Ottawa Senators to back up another Hall of Fame goalkeeper, Percy LeSeur.

Trivia

Over the course of his three championship runs with the Senators, he developed a drinking problem that caused a highly public scandal with the team.

Family Life

He grew up in Ottawa, Ontario.

Associated With

He wore a makeshift face mask for a couple of games to protect his broken nose, three decades before Jacques Plante popularized the mask.

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