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George Hainsworth

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth

Profession: NHL Goalie

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: Played for the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL. He won the Vezina Trophy three times, and in the 1928–29 season he set an all-time record with 22 shutouts and a 0.92 goals against average while only playing 44 games. He backstopped the Canadiens to back to back Stanley Cups in 1930 and 1931.

Born: June 26, 1895
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: October 9, 1950 (aged 55)
Cause of Death: Car accident

Events in the Life of George Hainsworth

  • 1926-03-23 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens outscore Pitt Pirates, 6-4 in 2 games
  • 1928-11-20 Boston Gardens opens, Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 1-0
  • 1929-03-02 George Hainsworth becomes first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season when the Montreal Canadiens beat the visiting Boston Bruins, 3-0; ends season with 22
  • 1929-12-03 Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1, the first win of an NHL record 14-game winning streak, and a 22-game home winning streak
  • 1930-04-03 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins, 4-3 for a 2-0 series sweep and their 3rd Championship
  • 1931-04-09 Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Montreal Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period
  • 1931-04-14 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 2-0 for a 3-2 series win; Canadiens' back-to-back Championships
  • 1933-04-13 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: New York Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 1-0 in OT for a 3-1 series win; first best-of-4 Finals series
  • 1934-11-11 1st penalty shot vs Toronto Maple Leafs, Mondou (Mont) unsuccessful
  • 1934-12-01 Toronto Maple Leafs beat St. Louis Eagles, 4-3 to set an NHL record for the most wins to start the season with 8; Leafs do it again 59 years later; won 10 in a row to start 1993-94 season
  • 1935-04-09 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Maroons beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1 for 3-0 series sweep; Maroons last defunct team to win the Cup
  • 1936-04-11 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Detroit Red Wings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2 for a 3-1 series win; Red Wings first SC Championship

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