Gump Worsley

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Gump Worsley
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1980
1962 Topps Gump Worsley.png
Born May 14, 1929(1929-05-14)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Died January 26, 2007(2007-01-26) (aged 77)
Beloeil, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Played for New York Rangers
Montreal Canadiens
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1952–1974

Lorne John "Gump" Worsley (May 14, 1929 in Montreal, Quebec – January 26, 2007 in Beloeil, Quebec) was a professional ice hockey goaltender. Born and raised in Montreal, he was given his nickname due to friends deciding he looked like comic-strip character Andy Gump. He died of a heart attack.

Achievements[change | change source]

  • Stanley Cup Champion 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969(with Montreal)
  • Won the Vezina Trophy in 1966 and 1968.
  • Named to the NHL First All-Star Team in 1968.
  • Named to the NHL Second All-Star Team in 1966.
  • Played in the All-Star Game in 1961, 1962, 1965 and 1972.
  • Owns the record for the most career losses in the NHL with 352.
  • Currently 7th in all time games played, 15th in career wins and 24th in shutouts.

References[change | change source]

  • They Call Me Gump by Lorne "Gump" Worsley with Tim Moriarty
  • The Trail of the Stanley Cup, Volume 3 by Charles L. Coleman
  • The Complete Encyclopedia of Hockey edited by Zander Hollander
  • Hockey Hall of Fame Obituary

Other websites[change | change source]