Former hockey goalie Glenn Hall turns 80 today. When you talk about records in sports Glenn Hall has one of those records you read about and shake your head and wonder “Could this really have happened? Glenn Hall as a goalie in the NHL played 502 games in a row. During the streak he never wore a goldtenders mask or helmet.
Glenn Hall played for Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis from 1951 until 1971. He won three Vezina Awards. He was the first goalie to develop the ‘butterfly style’ of goaltending. He had a habit of throwing up before every game and then drinking a glass of orange juice. Glenn Hall was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975.
In the picture below- the most famous picture in NHL history- Glenn Hall is the goalie-beaten by #4 Bobby Orr-that gave the Big Bad Boston Bruins the Stanley Cup Championship in 1970.