With 11 All-Star team selections, three Vezina trophies, a Conn Smythe trophy, a Calder Memorial trophy and the invention of the butterfly style of goaltending to hsi name, Glenn Hall is among the premier contenders as best goaltender in National Hockey League history.
Hockey coach, and writer Tom Adrahatas has made a case that Glenn Hall is, in fact, the number one goaltender of all time.
He did so in a 2002 book “Glenn Hall – The Man They Call Mr. Goalie” Greystone Books). He is also did so with us in this “Journey into Hockey” conversation.From Detroit to Chicago to St. Louis, Glenn Hall made a difference where he played. He established a remarkable and still unbroken record of 502 consecutive games played. And that’s just for starters.
Tom Adrahatas is coached for some three decades – including teams that went to the U.S. National Championships at the Bantam AAA, Midget AAA, and Junior A levels. A longtime fan of the Chicago Black Hawks and Glenn Hall, he lives in Chicago.