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Ron Hextall

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall

Profession: NHL Goalie


Biography: Played 13 NHL seasons, 11 of which were for the Philadelphia Flyers. His mobile style of play, in which he provided support to his defencemen by coming out of the goal area to play the puck was revolutionary. He was also known for being one of the NHL's most aggressive goaltenders, setting records for the number of penalty minutes by a goalie.

Born: May 3, 1964
Birthplace: Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
Age: 58 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus

Historical Events

  • 1987-12-08 Flyers' Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal
  • 1989-04-11 1st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia

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