|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1980|
May 14, 1929|
Montreal, QC, CAN
January 26, 2007 (aged 77)|
Beloeil, QC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)|
New York Rangers|
Minnesota North Stars
Lorne John "Gump" Worsley (May 14, 1929 in Montreal, Quebec – January 26, 2007 in Beloeil, Quebec) was a Canadian 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]
- Gump Worsley career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Gump Worsley player profile at NHL.com
- Gump Worsley biography at Legends of Hockey
- Subject of The Weakerthans song, Elegy for Gump Worsley