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Encyclopedia > Dave Kerr

David Alexander Kerr (January 11, 1910 Toronto, Ontario - May 11, 1978) was an NHL goaltender who played 427 games in toal, 327 of them with the New York Rangers. January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status but is not fully co-official) Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City, New York, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Playing Career

He played senior hockey before joining the NHL, winning the Allan Cup in 1930 with the Montreal AAA. The next season was his first in the NHL, playing for the Montreal Maroons. The next season he played in the IHL and after that played two more for the Maroons. The Allan Cup is the trophy awarded to the national senior (21 and over) amateur men’s hockey champions of Canada. ... Montreal Amateur Athletic Association is an athletic association located in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Montreal Maroons white logo Montreal Maroons dark logo The Montreal Maroons were a professional ice hockey team from Montreal, Quebec. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ...


On December 14, 1934, Kerr was acquired by the Rangers. It is with the Blueshirsts where he is most famous for playing. He played six seasons for the Rags, becoming the Rangers first regular goalie. He led New York to a Stanley Cup victory in 1940. That year, thanks to his 1.54 GAA and 8 shutouts he was a First Team All-Star and won the Vezina Trophy. He also was a second team All-Star in 1938. This is the current WikiProject: Ice Hockey Article Improvement Drive collaboration! The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... Seven teams remained for the 1939-40 NHL season, the 23rd for the National Hockey League. ... Goals Against Average (GAAv) is an ice hockey statistic that represents the number of goals netminders concede on average per whole-game played. ... 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. ...


Kerr was very durable goalie, missing only ten games in eight seasons from 1933-34 to 1940-41.


Kerr was the first hockey player ever to grace the cover of Time Magazine, doing so on March 14, 1938. (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...


Final Career Statistics

Games: 427


Wins: 203


Losses: 148


Ties: 75


Shutouts: 51


GAA: 2.14


References

  • http://www.newyorkrangers.com/tradition/alumnispotlight.asp?Alumni=Kerr
  • http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SearchPlayer.jsp?player=18579

 
 

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