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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Blow Out the Candles October 3

"Mr. Goalie", Glenn Hall is celebrating his 82nd birthday today.
1968-69 Topps #111

Awards and achievements
Calder Memorial Trophy Winner in 1956.
Played in 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, and 1969 NHL All-Star Games.
Selected to the NHL First All-Star Team in 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, and 1969.
Selected to the NHL Second All-Star Team in 1956, 1961, and 1962.
Vezina Trophy Winner in 1963, 1967, and 1969.
Conn Smythe Trophy Winner in 1968.
Stanley Cup Championship in 1952, 1961, and 1989 (as goaltender coach).
Holds NHL record for most consecutive games started by a goaltender with 502 games.
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975.
In 1998, he was ranked number 16 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.

Rangers and Bruins great Jean Ratelle is celebrating his 73rd birthday today.
1968-69 Topps #77

Rod Gilbert, Camille Henry and Jean Ratelle

Singer/songwriter Chubby Checker is celebrating his 72nd birthday today.

Musician Lindsey Buckingham is celebrating his 64th birthday today.
Buckingham Nicks
Fleetwood Mac


  1. Hall's 502 consecutive starts is unreal. That will never be broken.

  2. I agree. To me what makes Hall fasinating is the forklore of getting physically ill before every game he played. Almost a pregame ritual.


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