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William Ronald (Bill) Durnan (born January 22, 1916 in Toronto, Ontario - October 31, 1972) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL). Durnan was an ambidextrous goalie, equally adept at using his right or left hand (he wore special gloves that permitted him to catch with either hand while still holding his stick). He was also the last goalie to be a captain in the National Hockey League, and one of only three ever with Chuck Gardiner and George Hainsworth. January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... A professional provides a service in exchange for payment in accordance with established protocols for licensing, ethics, procedures, standards of service and training/certification. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Patrick Roy, a retired ice hockey goaltender The goaltender (also known colloquially as goalie or netminder) in ice hockey is the player who defends his teams goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering his teams net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. ... The Montreal Canadiens are a professional ice hockey team, the oldest established National Hockey League (NHL) franchise, and one of the most successful clubs in all of North American sports history. ... The modernized NHL shield logo debuted in 2005, replacing the orange and black shield, which had been used since the leagues inception. ... Ambidexterity is the ability of being equally adept with each hand (or, to a limited degree, feet). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In ice hockey each team has a designated captain. ... Chuck Gardiner (December 31, 1904 - June 13, 1934 in Edinburgh, Scotland was a Canadian professional ice hockey goalie who played for the Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League. ... George Hainsworth (June 26, 1895 in Toronto, Ontario - October 9, 1950) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goalie who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League. ...


Durnan only played seven seasons in the NHL, but accomplished much in his short career. Durnan was the recipient of the Vezina Trophy as top goaltender in each of his first four seasons, from 1944 to 1947, becoming the first to capture the award in four successive seasons. A poor season by the Montreal Canadiens in 1948 allowed Turk Broda of the Toronto Maple Leafs to end Durnan's streak. However, Durnan returned to prominence the next season, capturing his fifth and sixth Vezina Trophies in 1949 and 1950. Following the 1949-50 NHL season, Durnan abruptly retired, no longer able to stand the stress of playing professional hockey. He later went into coaching, most notably with the Ottawa Senators of the QSHL in 1950-51, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen of the OHA in 1958-59. NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goalkeeper as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... Patrick Roy, a retired ice hockey goaltender The goaltender (also known colloquially as goalie or netminder) in ice hockey is the player who defends his teams goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering his teams net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. ... The 1943-44 season was the 27th NHL season. ... The 1946-47 NHL season was the 30th season of the National Hockey League. ... The Montreal Canadiens are a professional ice hockey team, the oldest established National Hockey League (NHL) franchise, and one of the most successful clubs in all of North American sports history. ... The 1947-48 NHL season was the 31st season of the National Hockey League. ... Turk Broda is a former ice hockey goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs. ... For other uses of Toronto Maple Leafs, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goalkeeper as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... The 1948-49 NHL season was the 32nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1948-49 season was the 33rd National Hockey League (NHL) season. ... The 1948-49 season was the 33rd National Hockey League (NHL) season. ... The Quebec Senior Hockey League (QSHL) was an amateur ice hockey league that operated between 1944 and 1953 in Québec, Canada, before becoming the semi-professional Quebec Hockey League (QHL). ...


Durnan set a long-standing modern NHL record between February 26 and March 6, 1949, when he amassed four consecutive shutouts, not allowing a goal over a span of 321 minutes, 21 seconds. This record was not surpassed until 2004, when Brian Boucher, then of the Phoenix Coyotes, broke it. NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... The 1948-49 NHL season was the 32nd season of the National Hockey League. ... In team sports, a shutout (sometimes a clean sheet in soccer) refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Brian Boucher (born January 2, 1977 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA) is an American professional hockey goaltender. ... The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. ...


He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1964. In 383 regular-season games, Durnan had 208 wins, and 112 losses, with 34 shutouts and a 2.36 goals-against average. He had 27 wins, and 12 losses, with 2 shutouts and a 2.07 average in 45 playoff games. The Hockey Hall of Fame in a former bank building The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, celebrates the history of ice hockey, with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


Durnan also won the 1940 Allan Cup with the Kirkland Lake Blue Devils. The Allan Cup is the trophy awarded to the national senior (21 and over) amateur men’s hockey champions of Canada. ...


Durnan died of kidney failure on October 31rst,1972.He suffered from diabetes in his last years and his health had been failing steadily.


Awards

First All-Star Team goalie in 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950.
Won the Vezina Trophy in 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950.
Played in NHL All-Star Game in 1947, 1948, 1949 Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goalkeeper as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition ice hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the star players playing against each other. ...


See also

Preceded by:
Toe Blake
Montreal Canadiens Captains
1948
Followed by:
Emile Bouchard

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Bill Durnan (625 words)
Bill Durnan, a six foot two-inch tall colossus weighing more than 200 pounds, also became a victim of the great pressure which seemed to eventually overcome every professional goaltender, and Bill said a few years later: "I felt so bad that I could not sleep on the eve of a game.
Bill Durnan did not avoid this rule, and towards the end of the 1949-50 season he suffered a deep cut to the scalp as a result of a blow from an opposing player's skate during a game against the Black Hawks at Chicgo.
Durnan missed several games, but he came back at the beginning of the series against the New York Rangers, and it was in the middle of that series that he asked to be replaced.
Bill Durnan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (432 words)
Durnan was an ambidextrous goalie, equally adept at using his right or left hand (he wore special gloves that permitted him to catch with either hand while still holding his stick).
Durnan was the recipient of the Vezina Trophy as top goaltender in each of his first four seasons, from 1944 to 1947, becoming the first to capture the award in four successive seasons.
Durnan set a long-standing modern NHL record between February 26 and March 6, 1949, when he amassed four consecutive shutouts, not allowing a goal over a span of 321 minutes, 21 seconds.
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