After suffering for 10 years with the lowly New York Rangers, Gump Worsley, arguably hockey's best goalie at the time, finally was given a chance to play with a strong team when he was traded to Montreal in 1963.
He delivered, helping the Canadiens win 4 Stanley Cups in 5 years between 1965 and 1969.
In 1970 the Gumper joined the Minnesota North Stars. He never won a Stanley Cup with the expansion team in his 5 seasons with the team. But I loved this picture so much I had to use.
Gump was once asked why he didn't wear a mask. His response: "My face is my mask." I bet at the moment this picture was taken he was rethinking that statement.
Joe, this is a great picture.
Love the blog, keep up the good work.
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