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Joe Malone

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone

Full Name: Maurice Joseph Cletus "Phantom Joe" Malone
Profession: Ice Hockey Player


Biography: Known as "Phantom Joe", he is the only player to score seven goals in an NHL game. He scored the second most goals of any player in major hockey's first half-century, and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1950.

Born: February 28, 1890
Birthplace: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: May 15, 1969 (aged 79)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events

  • 1918-01-12 Montreal Canadien's center Joe Malone scores 5 goals in a 9-4 win over Ottawa to become the first 20 goal scorer in NHL history; goes on to score 44 regular season goals
  • 1918-03-02 Joe Malone goes scoreless in Montreal Canadiens' 5-3 season-ending loss to Toronto Arenas; finishes the first NHL season with 44 goals, a record that stands until 1944-45
  • 1920-01-31 Quebec Bulldogs center Joe Malone sets NHL record with 7 goals in a 10-6 win against Toronto St. Patricks at the Quebec Arena
  • 1920-03-10 NHL's Quebec Bulldog Joe Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators

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