Top 100 Habs: #41

#41: Charlie Hodge

Charlie Hodge is often overlooked when talking about great Montreal Canadiens goalies of the past 100 years, but his statistics speak for themselves.

Charlie Hodge

Charlie Hodge

Where ever Hodge played, he was a success. He won the Memorial Cup in the juniors. He won the Turner Cup with the Cincinnati Mohawks of the International Hockey League. He won six Stanley Cups in nine seasons with the Canadiens, although most of them were as a back-up

When starting goaltender Gump Worsely went down with an injury, Hodge took over, leading the Canadiens with 33 wins and eight shutouts in 1963-64. He won the Vezina trophy as the league’s best goalie that year.

The next year, he helped the Habs win another Stanley Cup, and followed that up the next season by splitting a second Vezina trophy with his teammate, Worsley.

In the early 1990s, he won two more Stanley Cup rings as a scout with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

For more information on Charlie Hodge:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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