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Throwback Thursday: Glenn Hall

By Josh Brink
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Glenn Hall continued to produce for the Black Hawks winning the Vezina Trophy once again during the 1966-67 season but that would be his last run with the Black Hawks. Glenn Hall was left unprotected for the summer NHL expansion draft and the newly formed St. Louis Blues selected him to bring in an experienced veteran goalie to lead their team at 36 years of age. He did exactly that, leading them to two game 7 playoff wins during their first season which propelled them into the Stanley Cup Finals. They were not favored to win vs. an established Montreal Canadiens club and didn’t getting swept 4-0. The games were all lost by 1 goal however, 2 of them being in OT. To show how valuable of a player that Hall was to the St. Louis Blues, he was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy, an award that rarely ever goes to a member from the losing team in the Stanley Cup Finals.

During his 1968-69 season Glenn Hall split time with veteran goaltender Jacques Plante. They both performed at the highest level and in rare form the duo split the Vezina Tropy that year. Glen Hall decided to call it quits the following season and announced his retirement. He couldn’t stay still though and came back out of retirement that same season to play 18 games. He did call it permanent quits though after the 1970-71 season…at the age of 40.

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