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Encyclopedia > Eddie Giacomin
This person is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
This person is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Eddie Giacomin (June 6, 1939 in Sudbury, Ontario) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League, as well as the Providence Reds of the American Hockey League. Image File history File linksMetadata HHOF.jpg Hockey Hall of Fame logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata HHOF.jpg Hockey Hall of Fame logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; it is devoted to ice hockey rather than the field variety of the game. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Greater Sudbury (2001 census population 155,219) is a city in Northern Ontario. ... A professional does an activity to receive payment for an act (as a profession), which usually requires expertise and carries with it socially significant mores and folkways. ... 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, goalie, in ice hockey is a player who defends his teams goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering the net to prevent the opposing team from scoring. ... The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in New York City, New York. ... The Detroit Red Wings are a National Hockey League (NHL) team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Founded: 1926 Formerly known as: Cougars 1926-1930, Falcons 1930-1932 Home arena: Joe Louis Arena Former Home Arenas: Windsor Arena (1926-27); Detroit Olympia (1927-1979) Uniform colors: Red and white. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... The Providence Reds played in the Canadian-American Hockey League (CAHL) 1926-36 and the American Hockey League (AHL) 1936-76. ... This logo is being used to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the AHLs founding. ...


Eddie was a crowd favorite while in New York. He won the 1971 Vezina Trophy. He holds the New York Rangers career shutout record with 49. His #1 was the second jersey number retired by the Rangers, on March 15, 1989, joining Rod Gilbert. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1987. 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... 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. ... In baseball, a shutout refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score any runs. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rod Gilbert (July 1, 1941 in Montreal, Quebec was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; it is devoted to ice hockey rather than the field variety of the game. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the late 1980's, Eddie was mugged in broad daylight outside Madison Square Garden.


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Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal (607 words)
Edward Giacomin (born June 6, 1939 in Sudbury, Ontario) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League, as well as for the Providence Reds of the American Hockey League.
Giacomin spent the 1979 season as a broadcaster for the New York Islanders, who were ironically beaten in the playoffs by the rival Rangers that spring.
Giacomin later served with the Islanders and the Red Wings as an assistant coach and two stints with the Rangers as a goaltending coach.
New York Rangers Official Web Site :: Retired Numbers - EDDIE GIACOMIN (217 words)
One of hockey’s great goaltenders during his illustrious 13-year career, Eddie Giacomin became the second player to have his number retired by the Rangers on March 15, 1989.
Giacomin spent 11 seasons (1965-66 to 1975-76) with New York, putting an indelible mark on the club’s record book.
Giacomin posted 30-or-more wins in five of his 11 seasons, including 37 in 1968-69.
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