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Bill Durnan | #1

G | 6' 0" | 190 lb
100 Greatest Players Hockey Hall of Fame
Career
GP W L OT GAA Sv%
383 208 112 -- 2.36 --
  • Bill Durnan
  • Born: January 22, 1916
  • Birthplace: Toronto, ON, CAN
  • Catches: Left
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Season GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA Sv% SO MIN
NHL Career 383 383 208 112 62 -- -- 901 2.36 -- 34 22,945
Season GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA Sv% SO MIN
NHL Career 383 383 208 112 62 -- -- 901 2.36 -- 34 22,945

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Awards

Bill Durnan Awards
Vezina Trophy
Season Team
1943-1944 Montréal Canadiens
1944-1945 Montréal Canadiens
1945-1946 Montréal Canadiens
1946-1947 Montréal Canadiens
1948-1949 Montréal Canadiens
1949-1950 Montréal Canadiens
Stanley Cup
Season Team
1943-1944 Montréal Canadiens
1945-1946 Montréal Canadiens

Bio

Bill Durnan Bio

Goaltenders have the reputation of being, well, different. But none has ever been more of an individual than Bill Durnan of the Montreal Canadiens. He was different even for a goalie.

First, consider the arc of his remarkable Hall of Fame career: His 1943 NHL debut came rather late, at age 27, and he played in the League only seven seasons. Yet, in six of those seasons he was the best in the business, winning the Vezina Trophy, being named to the First All-Star Team and posting the lowest goals-against average in every season except 1947-48. No goalie had ever been that consistently dominant.

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