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Charlie Gardiner | #1

G | 6' 0" | 176 lb
Hockey Hall of Fame
Career
GP W L OT GAA SV%
316 112 151 -- 2.02 --
  • Charlie Gardiner
  • Born: December 31, 1904
  • Birthplace: Edinburgh, GBR
  • Catches: Right
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Season GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA SV% SO MIN
NHL Career 316 316 112 151 52 -- -- 664 2.02 -- 42 19,687
Season GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA SV% SO MIN
NHL Career 316 316 112 151 52 -- -- 664 2.02 -- 42 19,687

Awards

Charlie Gardiner Awards
Vezina Trophy
Season Team
1933-1934 Chicago Blackhawks
1931-1932 Chicago Blackhawks
Stanley Cup
Season Team
1933-1934 Chicago Blackhawks

Bio

Charlie Gardiner Bio

Gardiner was one of the NHL's top goalies in the late 1920s and early 1930s before he died on June 13, 1934, six months before his 30th birthday. His death came two months after his goaltending helped the Chicago Black Hawks win the Stanley Cup for the first time since entering the NHL in 1926. He's still the only NHL goalie to be captain of a Cup-winning team, and he was a key in putting hockey on the map in Chicago.

Though Gardiner was born on Edinburgh, Scotland, he and his family moved to Winnipeg before his seventh birthday. He played junior and senior hockey in Winnipeg, where he drew the attention of the Black Hawks, who brought him to Chicago for the 1927-28 season, their second in the NHL. Though he finished with a 2.83 goals-against average as a rookie and a 1.85 GAA in 1928-29, Gardiner was 13-61 with 10 ties during those seasons, playing behind one of the weakest offenses in League history.

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