July 28, 1933|
Lachine, Quebec, Canada
April 16, 2016 (aged 82)|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)|
Charles "Charlie" Hodge (July 28, 1933 – April 16, 2016) was a Canadian retired professional ice hockey goaltender. He played for the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, and Oakland Seals in the National Hockey League.
Playing career[change | change source]
Hodge's first NHL game happened in 1954 with Montreal. But because teams at that time only carried one goalie, and Montreal had perhaps the best goalie of the time in Jacques Plante, Charlie was only used in emergency situations. During this time, he played mostly in the AHL. When Plante was traded in 1962, Charlie got his chance to play full-time. He twice won the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender, once by himself in 1963–64 and shared with Gump Worsley in 1965–66. Hodge's name appears on the league championship Stanley Cup six times, although he only actually played in one of those finals. He also played one game in the finals in 1955, but lost to Detroit.
Achievement[change | change source]
- Stanley Cup Champion as a goalie 1956–58–59–60–65–66 (Montreal)
- Stanley Cup ring 1991 as Scout (Pittsburgh), but left off the cup.
- Stanley Cup Champion 1992 as Scout (Pittsburgh)
- Played in finals 1955(losing to Detroit), 1965(winning with Montreal)
- Vezina Trophy 1964
- Vezina Trophy (shared with Gump Worsley) 1966
Death[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Crusty old bird dog Hodge still beating bushes for talent, By Gary Kingston, The Vancouver Sun, May 26, 2007