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On This Date In Blackhawks History

By Keith Schultz

Glenn Hall- (Mandatory

On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History

November 20, 1988 in Chicago Stadium, the Chicago Blackhawks retired Glenn Hall’s #1 jersey.

Hall led the Blackhawks to the 1961 Stanley Cup and played 503 consecutive games without wearing a face mask.  He collected 51 shut-outs while playing in Chicago trailing only Tony Esposito.  Hall played for the Hawks from 1957-1967 and was a all-star eight of those seasons while collecting 273 wins in a Hawks jersey.

For the generation older than me its a close call between Hall and Esposito as their favorite goalie of all-time but when talking to my dad Hall gets the nod because he hoisted the cup! Hall is one of the greatest goalies to ever play between the pipes in Chicago!

All these things happened on the ice and not in a board room talking CBA’s!!