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Encyclopedia > Chuck Rayner

Chuck Rayner (August 11, 1920 in Sutherland, Saskatchewan - October 5, 2002) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goalie who played for the New York Rangers and New York Americans in the National Hockey League. August 11 is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A professional does something as a profession, or receives payment for some activity. ... 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, an ice hockey goaltender The goaltender, or goalie, in ice hockey is a player who defends the goal net from shots. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League team based in New York City. ... Brooklyn Americans were a professional hockey team that played in New York in the National Hockey League. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ...

Even though he played on poor teams throughout his career, there was little doubt Chuck was one of the best goalies of his era. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973. The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; it is devoted to ice hockey rather than the field variety of the game. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ...

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Legends of Hockey - Spotlight - One on One with Chuck Rayner (1618 words)
Chuck Rayner is visited by his brother Cotty in the Rangers’ dressing room at Maple Leaf Gardens.
Rayner, known as ‘Chuck’ since boyhood, was born August 11, 1920 in Sutherland, Saskatchewan.
Chuck Rayner lived in Langley, BC for the remainder of his life, and died at his home October 5, 2002 at the age of 82.
The Sports Network - National Hockey League (206 words)
Rayner, who was 82, was a three-time team MVP and won the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player in 1950.
Rayner played 10 seasons in the NHL, and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973.
Rayner was also the first goaltender in history to be credited with scoring a goal.
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