Chicago Blackhawks: 5 Best Goalies in team history
By Ryan Fedrau
3. Glenn Hall
The Hall of Fame goalie Glenn Hall spent 10 of his 18 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks. Hall was the goalie on the 1961 Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks. Throughout his career, Hall has been an All-Star 11 times, he won the Vezina Trophy three times and was the Rookie of the Year in 1956.
One cool thing about Hall was this, he is one of the only players in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe in a Stanley Cup losing effort. Yes, he was that good.
What we don’t like about Hall was how he played for both St. Louis and Detroit. What we do like is how he spent the majority of his career in Chicago. As a Blackhawk, Hall went 276-229-107. He has the second-most wins in Blackhawks’ history.
In his NHL career, he had a 2.50 GAA and saved 91.8% of the pucks shot at him. Hall had 84 shutouts. He did this all in the era of the stand-up goalie.
I can only how well some of these goalies would have played in the hybrid era. Goalies have become better in today’s game. Hall was one of the goalies that were before his time with all of the success he had.