Here are 10 #ChicoFacts that you might not have known about tonight's honoree, Glenn "Chico" Resch.
1. Played 14 seasons in the NHL for the New York Islanders, Colorado Rockies, Devils and the Philadelphia Flyers. Traded to Rockies by the Islanders with Steve Tambellini for Mike McEwen and loan rights to Jari Kaarela on March 10, 1981.
2. Compiled a record of 231-224-82 with 26 shutouts and a 3.27 goals-against average in 571 NHL games, and was a member of the Islanders 1979-80 Stanley Cup Championship team.
3. Named to NHL’s Second All-Star Team in 1975-76 & 1978-79, and appeared in three NHL All-Star games: 1976, 1977 & 1984 at Brendan Byrne Arena.
4. Winner of 1982 Bill Masterton Trophy.
5. Played in his first NHL game Feb. 3, 1974, and earned his first win on Feb. 5, 1974, a 6-2 Islanders victory over Minnesota.
6. Started first game in Devils’ history on October 5, 1982 vs. Pittsburgh (3-3 T).
7. Earned first win in New Jersey history October 8, 1982 vs. the New York Rangers (3-2).
8. Along with Ron Low, recorded first shutout in Devils’ history on December 4, 1983 vs. Detroit.
9. Member of Team Canada for 1976 Canada Cup and of Team USA for 1982 World Championships.
10. Spent four seasons (1992-93 to 1995-96) with Ottawa Senators organization as a goaltender coach and scout. Also served as goaltender coach for the Philadelphia Flyers (1987-88) and Minnesota North Stars (1990-91).