Throwback Thursday: Glenn Hall

By Josh Brink
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Chicago Black Hawks Goalie Glen Hall (Photo Courtesy of

Glenn Hall # 1

Chicago Blackhawks Career – (1957-1967)

Games – 618

Wins – 275

Losses – 229

T/O – 106

GAA – 2.60

Shutouts – 51

1961 Stanley Cup Champion

Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 1975

It is that time of the week again where we spotlight a throwback player from the Chicago Blackhawks past. This week’s selection for Throwback Thursday is Blackhawks legend Glenn Hall. I hope this may bring back some of those special memories of his playing time with the Chicago Black Hawks and if not maybe it will shed some light on a player you may not have known much about.

Glenn Hall made his first NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1952-53 season recording a shutout in the game also. He played fairly well with the Detroit Red Wings during his rookie season claiming the Calder Trophy.  However by the end of the next season Glenn Hall was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks along with Ted Lindsay in exchange for John Wilson, Forbes Kennedy, William Preston and Hank Bassen. It is been said that Glenn Hall was traded to Chicago as a punishment for reporting to training camp late earlier in the season and also for talking back to the General Manager of the team in the dressing room.  You probably ask yourself, why would being traded to the Black Hawks be a punishment? Well during the previous 4 seasons the Black Hawks managed to finish last place each year.