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Brimsek, Francis Charles

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 1998 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Hockey Player

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.