Eddie Giacomin

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Eddie Giacomin
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1987
Born (1939-06-06) June 6, 1939 (age 84)
Sudbury, ON, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 19661978

Edward Giacomin (born June 6, 1939 in Sudbury, Ontario) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League, as well as for the Providence Reds of the American Hockey League. Giacomin's sweater number, #1, was the second one retired by the Rangers, after Rod Gilbert.

Early life[change | change source]

Giacomin grew up in Gatchell, a small town near Sudbury. When Giacomin was a teenager, a kitchen stove exploded and heavily burned him. The doctors advised him to stop hoping to play hockey professionally.

Achievements and facts[change | change source]

  • Added to the NHL First All-Star Team in 1967 and 1971.
  • Added to the NHL Second All-Star Team in 1968, 1969 and 1970.
  • Played in the All-Star Game in 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1973.
  • 25th in career wins by a goaltender with 289.
  • 19th in career shutouts with 54.

References[change | change source]

  • Eddie, A Goalie's Story by Hugh Delano

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