|Born||September 26, 1913
Eveleth, Minnesota, USA
|Died||November 11, 1998 (aged 85)|
|Height||5 ft 09 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Played for||Boston Bruins
Chicago Black Hawks
|Hall of Fame, 1966|
Francis Charles "Mister Zero" Brimsek (September 26, 1913 – November 11, 1998) was an American professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Boston Bruins and Chicago Black Hawks in the National Hockey League.
He remained with the Bruins until 1949, and played a final season with the Chicago Black Hawks. He was added into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966 (the first American to earn HHOF membership) and was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973. In 1998, shortly before his death, he was ranked number 67 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.
An annual award given to the top high school goaltender in the state of Minnesota is given in Brimsek's honor.
Awards and Achievements [change]
- Calder Memorial Trophy (1939)
- NHL First All-Star Team Goalie (1939, 1942)
- NHL Second All-Star Team Goalie (1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1948)
- Vezina Trophy (1939, 1942)