Lorne Chabot

Laurent Edward Chabot (October 5, 1900 – October 10, 1946) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Chabot played in the National Hockey League from 1926 to 1937. He was a member of two Stanley Cup championship teams, the New York Rangers in 1928, and the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1932. Chabot played for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, Montreal Maroons, and New York Americans. Chabot won the Vezina Trophy in 1934–35 for allowing the fewest goals against.

Lorne Chabot
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Born (1900-10-05)October 5, 1900
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died October 10, 1946(1946-10-10) (aged 46)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Black Hawks
Montreal Maroons
New York Americans
Playing career 1926–1937

Playing careerEdit

During his stint with the Rangers, he was billed as "Lorne Chabotsky" by Rangers' publicity men Bruno and Blythe, in an attempt to garner more Jewish fans. Chabot was unhappy with the arrangement and the publicity men were soon replaced by Jack Filman. [1][2] Chabot was also the goalie who was injured during the 1928 playoffs, forcing coach Lester Patrick into the goal for the remainder of the game.

Chabot played in the two longest games in NHL history, losing the longest in 1935-36 as a member of the Montreal Maroons and winning the second longest in 1932-33 as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Both games went into the sixth overtime; both final scores were 1–0. He was the first hockey player to appear on the cover of Time Magazine. It was the February 11, 1935 issue, the lone season when Chabot was playing with Chicago.[3]

Years after his retirement, he suffered from severe arthritis and was bedridden. He developed Bright's Disease and after a long bout with it, he died, five days after his 46th birthday. He was buried in the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery in Montreal.[4]

LegacyEdit

In 1998, he was ranked number 84 on a list of the 100 greatest hockey players compiled by The Hockey News. He was the only player on the list then eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame who has not been elected to it.

The 2009 book 100 Ranger Greats ranked Chabot 95th all-time of the 901 New York Rangers who had played during the team's first 82 seasons.[5]

In two separate editions of The Hockey News "The Top 100 Players of All-Time" (2010 and 2018) Lorne Chabot was rated as the 20th best goaltender, the only eligible one on the list not inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T Min GA SO GAA GP W L T Min GA SO GAA
1919–20 Laval College MCHL
1919–20 Brandon Mounted Police BrIHL
1920–21 Brandon Wheat City MHL-Sr. 1 1 0 0 60 3 0 3.00
1920–21 Brandon Columbus Club BrIHL
1921–22 Brandon Wheat City MHL-Sr.
1922–23 Port Arthur Ports MHL-Sr. 16 11 5 0 960 57 0 3.56 2 1 1 0 120 3 1 1.50
1923–24 Port Arthur Ports MHL-Sr. 15 11 4 0 900 37 1 2.46 2 0 1 1 120 6 0 3.00
1924–25 Port Arthur Ports MHL-Sr. 20 12 8 0 1200 51 3 2.55 2 2 0 0 120 4 0 2.00
1924–25 Port Arthur Ports Al-Cup 8 6 1 1 480 16 1 2.00
1925–26 Port Arthur Ports TBSHL 20 14 6 0 1200 42 2 2.10 3 2 0 1 180 4 1 1.33
1925–26 Port Arthur Ports Al-Cup 6 5 1 0 360 13 1 2.17
1926–27 New York Rangers NHL 36 22 9 5 2307 56 10 1.46 2 0 1 1 120 3 1 1.50
1926–27 Springfield Indians Can-Am 1 1 0 0 60 2 0 2.00
1927–28 New York Rangers NHL 44 19 16 9 2730 79 11 1.74 6 2 2 1 321 8 1 1.50
1928–29 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 20 18 5 2458 66 11 1.61 4 2 2 0 242 5 0 1.24
1929–30 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 42 16 20 6 2620 113 6 2.59
1930–31 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 37 21 8 8 2300 80 6 2.09 2 0 1 1 139 4 0 1.73
1931–32 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 22 16 6 2698 106 4 2.36 7 5 1 1 438 15 0 2.05
1932–33 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 48 24 18 6 2946 111 5 2.26 9 4 5 0 686 18 2 1.57
1933–34 Montreal Canadiens NHL 47 21 20 6 2928 101 8 2.07 2 0 1 1 131 4 0 1.83
1934–35 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 48 26 17 5 2940 88 8 1.80 2 0 1 1 124 1 1 0.48
1935–36 Montreal Maroons NHL 16 8 3 5 1010 35 2 2.08 3 0 3 0 297 6 0 1.21
1936–37 New York Americans NHL 6 2 3 1 370 25 1 4.05
NHL totals 411 201 148 62 25,307 860 72 2.04 37 13 17 6 2498 64 5 1.54

Awards and achievementsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Boucher, Frank; Frayne, Trent (1973). When The Rangers Were Young. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. ISBN 0-396-06852-9.
Notes
  1. ^ Boucher & Frayne 1973, p. 7.
  2. ^ For an example, see Seabury Lawrence, "Rangers Conquer Boston's Sextet," New York Times, December 13, 1926, pg. 17.
  3. ^ "TIME Magazine Cover: Lorne Chabot - Feb. 11, 1935 - Hockey - Sports". Time.com. 1935-02-11. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-14.
  4. ^ Répertoire des personnages inhumés au cimetière ayant marqué l'histoire de notre société (in French). Montreal: Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery.
  5. ^ Cohen, Russ; Halligan, John; Raider, Adam (2009). 100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters. John Wiley & Sons. p. 22. ISBN 978-0470736197. Retrieved February 3, 2020.

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Preceded by Winner of the Vezina Trophy
1935
Succeeded by