Brimsek, Francis Charles
1913 - Born on September 26th in Eveleth, Minnesota. American ice hockey goaltender for the Boston Bruins who gained renown during the first weeks of his 10-year career for a series of shutouts, which earned him the nickname "Mr. Zero".
1937 - Frank Brimsek was only the second American-born and trained goalie to lead an NHL club to a Stanley Cup victory with the Chicago Blackhawks.
1939 - He won his first Vezina Trophy award as the league's best goalie becoming the first American to win the award.
- Winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy.
1941-1942 - His finest season for Boston came in the season when Boston's famous "Kraut Line" of Milt Schmidt, Bobby Bauer, and Woody Dumart all enlisted in the Canadian Armed forces.
- He won his second Vezina Trophy.
1966 - Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
1973 - He was further honored by his election in the inaugural USA Hockey Hall of Fame class.
1998 - Died on November 11th in Virginia, Minnesota.
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