Glenn Hall

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Date of Birth October 3, 1931
Place of Birth Humboldt, Canada
Age 89 years old
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Glenn Hall

Glenn Henry "Mr. Goalie" Hall is a former professional ice hockey goaltender. During his National Hockey League career with the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks, and St. Louis Blues, Hall seldom missed a game and was a consistent performer, winning the Vezina Trophy, which at the time was awarded to the goaltender on the team allowing the fewest goals against, three times, being voted the First Team All-Star goaltender a record seven times, and winning the Calder Memorial Trophy as best rookie. Nicknamed "Mr. Goalie", he was the first goaltender to develop and make effective use of the butterfly style of goalkeeping. In 2017 Hall was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history. He is the grandfather of Grant Stevenson.

About Glenn Hall

NHL Hall of Fame goaltender who played for the Chicago Blackhawks and was the first to develop the butterfly style of goaltending.

Before Fame

He was signed by the Detroit Red Wings, spent a few years in the team's minor-league system, then was called to back up their goalie in the 1952 Stanley Cup Finals.

Achievement

He was the goalie on the receiving end of Bobby Orr's iconic 1970 Stanley Cup-winning goal.

Family Life

He grew up in the town of Humboldt, in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Associations

He and Ed Belfour both had great runs as goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Information related to Glenn Hall

  • Butterfly style - In ice hockey, butterfly style is a technique of goaltending distinguished by the goaltender guarding the lower part of the net by dropping to the knees to block attempts to score. The butterfly style derives its name from the resemblance of the spread goal pads and hands to a butterfly's wings.
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Latest information about Glenn Hall updated on October 30, 2020.

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