On This Date in Chicago Blackhawks History,
On October 8, 1957 Glenn Hall made his first appearance in between the pipes for the Chicago Blackhawks at Chicago Stadium. Hall stopped everything that the Toronto Maple Leafs threw at him in his rookie debut, but not one puck would get by Hall on this night. The Blackhawks would need every single save as they won the contest 1-0.
This shutout would not be his first for the future Hall of Famer as he would collect 50 more shutouts in his Blackhawks career. Hall’s #1 hangs from the rafter of the United Center for an outstanding career in net for the Hawks which includes the 1961 Stanley Cup.
Hall’s career totals in a Hawks uniform are 275-229-106 with a 2.60 Goals Against Average.
#1 would be retired by the Chicago Blackhawks on November 20,1988 at Chicago Stadium where it all began for Hall.
A Hall of Fame career and Blackhawks legend’s career began on this date 56 years ago today.
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