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Highlighting Retired Jersey Numbers for Chicago Blackhawks

NEW YORK, NY - 1972: Gene Carr #20 of the New York Rangers fights with Keith Magnuson #3 of the Chicago Blackhawks circa 1972 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by Melchior DiGiacomo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - 1972: Gene Carr #20 of the New York Rangers fights with Keith Magnuson #3 of the Chicago Blackhawks circa 1972 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by Melchior DiGiacomo/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 17: Goalie Glenn Hall #1 of the Chicago Blackhawks clears the puck as Rod Gilbert #7 of the New York Rangers skates around the net on November 17, 1965 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by B Bennett/Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 17: Goalie Glenn Hall #1 of the Chicago Blackhawks clears the puck as Rod Gilbert #7 of the New York Rangers skates around the net on November 17, 1965 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Photo by B Bennett/Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images) /

#1 — Glenn Hall

Glenn Hall played 10 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks. In that time, he won 276 games and captured the Stanley Cup in 1961 with the ‘Hawks. Few goalies can do what Hall did for 7 straight years, which is starting in every single game.

Glenn Hall did not miss a single game through the years 1955-1962. In case you weren’t aware, the NHL used to have 70 game seasons and not 82 game seasons.

502 straight starts in the NHL, all played without a mask. That feat by itself is worthy of having his #1 hanging in the rafters.

Only one goalie in Chicago Blackhawks’ history has more wins than Hall, and he also has his number retired with the Blackhawks. We will get to him in a moment.

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