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Georges Vezina

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina

Profession: NHL Goalie


Biography: The only goaltender to play for the Montreal Canadiens between 1910 and 1925, he helped them win the Stanley Cup in 1916 and 1924. He allowed the fewest goals against in the league seven times in his career. The Vezina Trophy, given to the most outstanding goalie in the league, is named after him.

Born: January 21, 1887
Birthplace: Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: March 26, 1926 (aged 39)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Married Life

  • 1908-06-03 NHL goaltender Georges Vezina (21) weds Marie Adelaide Stella Morin in Chicoutimi, Canada

Historical Events

  • 1918-12-28 Montreal's Georges Vezina becomes the first NHL goalie to record an assist during the Canadiens’ 6-3 win over the Toronto Arenas
  • 1925-11-28 NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB

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