George Hainsworth

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Birthday
26, 1895
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Oct 9, 1950 (55)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1895
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Oct 9, 1950 (55)

About

NHL Hall of Fame goaltender who took over for Georges Vezina on the Montreal Canadiens and dominated the 1920s and 1930s with the Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Before Fame

He was part of the Western Canada Hockey League that folded into the NHL.

Trivia

Only after he was hit in the face with a puck and still managed a 1-1 tie with a swollen eye did he earn the respect of Montreal Canadiens fans.

Family Life

His father was a water inspector in their hometown of Kitchener, Ontario.

Associated With

His 94-career NHL shutouts were eventually surpassed by Martin Brodeur and Terry Sawchuck.

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