As part of the organization’s 1961 Stanley Cup win, before the team went on a 49-year drought, Glenn Hall’s stat line in Chicago stands well above his accomplishments on the other two teams he played for throughout his career.
In that 1960-61 campaign, he achieved a save percentage of 0.920 and a goals against average of 2.53. Those numbers are unprecedented for that era of the game, with league-wide save percentages at an average of 0.906 and goals against stats averaging 2.96 that year.
Throughout his 10 seasons as a Blackhawk, Hall earned 276 victories. Of which, he achieved a staggering 51 shutouts. That means that in over 18% of his wins, he didn’t let in a single goal. And that’s not a skewed number due to lack of sample size, which makes this calculation that much more worthy of pointing out.
Goalies continued to improve, as the position evolved in the decades that followed. But Hall had already displayed the type of dominance that was well ahead of his time in net.
Stanley Cup: 1
Vezina Trophy: 2
All-Star Game: 8