Tiny Thompson

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Birthday
31, 1903
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Feb 9, 1981 (77)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
31, 1903
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Feb 9, 1981 (77)

About

NHL Hall of Fame goaltender who popularized falling on the puck to save it and became the first goalie to score an assist by passing.

Before Fame

He joined the Boston Bruins at the start of the 1928-29 season, taking over the goaltender position.

Trivia

His nickname Tiny was somewhat misleading, since he was 5'10" and 170 pounds, average size for a goalie at the time.

Family Life

He grew up in British Columbia, Canada, unusual for an NHL dominated at the time by east-coast Canadian players.

Associated With

He and Charlie Gardiner were two of the top goaltenders during the NHL's development years.