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George Hainsworth

Born( 1893-06-26 ) June 26, 1893 Toronto , Ontario , Canada
DiedOctober 9, 1950 (1950-10-09) (aged 57) Gravenhurst , Ontario, Canada
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
PositionGoaltender
CaughtLeft
Played forMontreal Canadiens Toronto Maple Leafs Saskatoon Sheiks
Playing career1926-1937

Long before he played his first NHL game in 1926, Hainsworth established himself as one of the top goalies of his era. The Toronto native moved with his family when he was kid to Berlin, where he began forging a reputation as one of the top amateur goalies in hockey with the Berlin Seniors of Ontario Hockey Association. From 1912-16, he led the League in victories in four consecutive seasons and helped Berlin win the OHA title in 1913-14. In 1917, Hainsworth started a six-year run with Kitchener Greenshirts by helping them win the Allan Cup in his first season. One of his other highlights with the Greenshirts came during the 1923 OHA Playoffs when the game he played against Toronto Argonaut Rowing Club was first broadcast by Hockey Hall of Fame announcer Foster Hewitt. When Saskatoon of the Western Canada Hockey League needed a goalie heading into the 1923-24 season, it signed Hainsworth to his first professional contract. He was a workhorse for Saskatoon and led the WCHL in minutes played in each of his three seasons with Crescents. The Montreal Canadiens signed Hainsworth on Aug. 23 1926 to succeed George Vezina, who died on March 27 of that year from tuberculosis. The team created the Vezina Trophy, award for top goalie in the NHL, in his honor and Hainsworth won it in the first three seasons of its existence. In 1928-29, Hainsworth had one of the most remarkable seasons by goalie in NHL history with records for shutouts and goals-against average that stand to this day. He allowed 43 goals in 44 games and went 22-715. He set another NHL record in 1930 that still endure, going 270: 08 without allowing a goal during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. His spectacular run played a huge role in helping the Canadiens win their first of two consecutive Stanley Cup championships. Hainsworth was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for goalie Lorne Chabot on Oct. 1 1933 and helped Toronto reach the 1935 Stanley Cup Final, where they were swept in three games by the Montreal Maroons. Following the season, he was released by Maple Leafs owner Conn Smythe, who wanted to give young Turk Broda a shot. Hainsworth subsequently signed with the Canadiens and played four games for Montreal. He played his Final NHL Game on Dec. 20, 1936 and officially retired shortly afterward. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961 with some impressive stats, including 94 shutouts, most in NHL history at that time. He was elected to the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. WHL All-Star Team play in NHL All-Star Game suspended from playing in OHA-Sr. In 1916-17 after transferring to Toronto Aura Lee was deny, October, 1916. Sign as free agent by Saskatoon, October 11 1923. Trade to Montreal by Saskatoon for cash, August 23 1926. Trade to Toronto by Montreal for Lorne Chabot, October 1 1933. Sign as a free agent by Montreal, December 12 1936.

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Playing career

In 1936, Hainsworth became radio inspector with Dominion Electrohome Ltd. During World War II, he was a member of Kitchener's civil defence guard. In 1949, he was elected to Kitchener's City council. Hainsworth died in a head-on collision between his car and a light panel truck near Gravenhurst, Ontario, on Monday, October 9 1950. Hainsworth was pronounced dead at the scene from several broken ribs which puncture his heart. Hainsworth was returning home from Val d'or, Quebec, where he and his wife had visited their son Bill. He was 57. His funeral was held on October 13. Mark's Lutheran Church in Kitchener and burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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Awards and achievements

When you look at goalie photographs from the 1920s and 30s, it is tough not to feel at least a smidgen of incredulity. It is difficult to believe these undersized and sparsely equipped men had courage to stand in front of flying vulcanized rubber for living. After all, puck to face or unpadded area is going to hurt even if it comes off rudimentary wooden stick. George Hainsworth takes that amazement to another level. Hes dumpy, diminutive figure who looks as though he should be managing teams accounting books, not carving a place for himself in history books. If theres more unlikely looking athlete in NHL annals, we have find him. Its fitting that Hainsworth looks like an accountant because that is how he play-highly calculate and without emotion. The NHL was in its infancy and more flamboyant goalies such as Tiny Thompson in Boston and Roy Worters with the New York Americans were garnering the attention and imagination of fans. All Hainsworth did with his sublimely efficient style was capture two Stanley Cups and three Vezina Trophies. He always looks sort of scared and timid, says hockey historian Eric Zweig. Timid, perhaps, but not scar. Hainsworth was mild-mannered and understated, but stood up to the best shooters and had the heart of a lion. Take the 1928-29 season. At a time when a dearth of scoring makes Dead Puck Era look like goal-apalooza, Hainsworth takes stinginess to ridiculous levels. He had 22 shutouts in 44 games and posted 0. 92 goals-against average with the Montreal Canadiens, run that includes a shutout streak of 343 minutes and five seconds and a 16-game unbeaten streak. And he did it all while playing with a broken nose sustained early that season in pre-game warm-up. It was incredibly difficult to score then, as evidence by fact, six of Hainsworths 22 shutouts were 0-0 ties. After that season, NHL began to allow passing in the offensive zone, but somebody has to be best and his numbers are way better, even in crazy low year, Zweig say. All those shutouts and 0. 92 average is pretty impressive. Hainsworth used to apologize for not being more exciting and was often called boring because he almost never made spectacular save. Thats because he didnt have to. He was always in such a good position that he made stopping Puck look easy. He was just 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds and when you look at pictures of him in a cage, there was a lot of net behind him. But shooters would skate in and get starred down by cool customers who simply would not be fooled into making first move. Hes kind of like Nick Lidstrom of goaltending, says hockey historian Bob Duff. He didnt get the recognition he deserved and he was always in the right spot.

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When the NHL was young, in the time of small goaltenders, George Hainsworth was not as tiny as, say, Roy Worters, who measured in at 53 and a slight 135 pounds. Hainsworth, born in Gravenhurst, Ontario, on Monday of this date in 1893, was stout 56 with 150 pounds on him. His reputation for rebuffing pucks was already sizeable when he jumped from WHL Saskatoon Sheiks to the NHL Montreal Canadiens in 1926. There, he not only succeeded great Georges Vezina but won the first three editions of the trophy that was minted in Vezina's name to honour best goaltender in the league. In 1928-29, Hainsworth registered 22 shutouts in 44 regular-season games. He went on to help Montreal win two Stanley Cups, in 1930 and 31. After seven seasons with the Canadiens, he was traded to Toronto in exchange for Lorne Chabot. Five seasons he spent with the Maple Leafs before returning for one more campaign with Montreal, 1936-37, before retiring at the age of 41. He was serving as an alderman in Kitchener, Ontario, when he was killed in a car accident near his hometown in the fall of 1950. He was 57. We suppose that one of the reasons hockey is such a great sport, run memorial editorial in Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, is that it demands basic elements of man's struggle for existence: courage, ability, and intelligence. These were qualities which make George Hainsworth a Star. So spare in stature that it seems well-drive puck must surely bowl him over like a ten-pin, he show, in measure of proportion to his tiny frame mettle which every goalkeeper must have, plus speed and deftness to turn aside flying rubber and brains to outguess on-rushing forwards. Combination makes him one of the greatest goalies in hockey history, and his net-minding feats will be remembered long after his untimely death and its unfortunate cause has been forget. Hainsworth was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961. Thankful that I never played against Wayne Gretzky in an NHL playoff series; I probably would have had to break his hand. I would not have wanted to injure Gretzky, mind you; I love guy. I never touch him on ice in regular season game. I had too much respect for how he played and how he carries himself. But I can say without question I would have tried to hurt him if we had been match up in the playoffs. In my mind, there are no friends in playoff series. I 'm not talking about elbowing someone in the head or going after someones knees. I am talking about strategic slash. To me, slashing someone's hand or breaking someone's fingers was nothing. It was part of the game. Broken hands heal. Fingers heal. The pain that comes from losing do not. From Overtime by Chris Chelios with Kevin Allen; excerpt, edit, and poemized.

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Family Life

George Hainsworth was born on June 26 1895 in Canada. He is a celebrity hockey player. NHL Hall of Fame Goaltender who took over for Georges Vezina on Montreal Canadiens and dominated the 1920s and 1930s with the Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. Information about George Hainsworths Net Worth in 2020 is being updated as soon as possible by infofamouspeople. Com, You can also click edit to tell the US what the net worth of George Hainsworth is. He was part of the Western Canada Hockey League that folded into the NHL. Only after he was hit in the face with a puck and still managed a 1-1 tie with a swollen eye do he earn the respect of Montreal Canadiens fans. As far as we know, George Hainsworth died on October 9, 1950. His father was a water inspector in their hometown of Kitchener, Ontario. George Hainsworth is 55 years old. George Hainsworth's height is unknown & weight is not available now. George Hainsworth's measurements, clothes & shoes size are being updated soon or you can click the edit button to update George Hainsworth's height and other parameters. His 94-career NHL shutouts were eventually surpassed by Martin Brodeur and Terry Sawchuck. Sydney Patrick Crosby is a Canadian ice hockey player, who plays for the National Hockey League. He started young and ever since he was child, he had his eyes on making it big as a professional player. From being a kid with his obsession with sports, to becoming captain of the leading NHL team, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sydney has crossed long path. His father happened to be a professional level ice hockey player himself and started training in Sydney when he was kid. He exhibited his skills at junior and high school and got Draft by the Penguins in 2005. In 2009, Crosby led his team to first place in the Stanley Cup; It was the first title victory for the Penguins in more than 17 years. However, sports related ailments do plague most of his career, but Crosby keeps working hard at what he does best, scoring goals. He led his National team to score victory at the World Junior Championship in 2005 and in 2017 he was named one of 100 Greatest NHL Players in History. Wayne Gretzky is a former Canadian Ice hockey player known as one of the best hockey players game Ice Hockey has ever produce. Also nicknamed as Great One', his NHL career lasted close to two decades, from 1979 to 1999 for four separate teams. He is the player with the most number of goals and assists in NHL history and held 61 NHL records at the time of his retirement in 1999. Playing in his very first NHL season for the Edmonton Oilers, he was named Most Valuable Player of the Season'. And almost immediately after announcing his retirement, he was included in the Hockey Hall of Fame, marking the end to a glorious career.

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