Francis Charles “Frank” Brimsek

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Born September 26, 1915 in Eveleth, MN, USA
Height: 5’9”  Weight: 170 bs

A “Class of 1963” charter inductee, Frank Brimsek, named “Mr. Zero”, has the best all-time Goals Against Average (GAA) in Red’s history for goalies playing at least 50 and less than 100 games.

From 1937 to 1939 while playing for Providence, Brimsek held a record of 30-18-9 with an amazing Goals Against Average of less than 2 a game.

Between the years 1938 to 1950, Brimsek played 514 NHL games in the nets for the Boston Bruins where he compiled a record of 252-182-80, with 40 shutouts and a 2.70 GAA.

Brimsek was inducted into the NHL Hockey Hall of Fame in1966 and the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1973.

PLAYING STATISTICS

 

REGULAR SEASONN

Season

Team

Lge

GP

Min

GA

EN

SO

GAA

W

L

T

PCT

1933-34

St. Cloud State

NCAA

 

       

 

1934-35

Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets

IND

         

 

1935-36

Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets

EHL

         

 

       
1936-37 Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets

EHL

         

 

       
1937-38 Providence Reds

IAHL

48   86 0 5

1.79

0 0 0  
1938-39 Providence Reds

IAHL

9   18 0 0

2.00

0 0 0  
1938-39 Boston Bruins

NHL

43 2610 68 10 10

1.56

33 9 1  
1939-40 Boston Bruins

NHL

48 2950 98 6 6 1.99 31 12 5  
1940-41 Boston Bruins

NHL

48 3040 102 6 6 2.01 27 8 13  
1941-42 Boston Bruins

NHL

47 2930 115 3 3 2.35 24 17 6  
1942-43 Boston Bruins

NHL

50 3000 176 1 1 3.52 24 17 9  
1943-44 U.S. Coast Guard Cutters

EHL

                   
1945-46 Boston Bruins

NHL

34 2040 111 2 2 3.26 16 14 4  
1946-47 Boston Bruins NHL 60 3600 175 3 0 2.92 26 23 11
1947-48 Boston Bruins NHL 60 3600 168 3 3 32.8 23 24 13
1948-49 Boston Bruins NHL 54 3240 147 1 1 2.72 26 20 8
1949-50 Chicago Blackhawks

NHL

70 4200 244 5 5 3.49 22 38 10

Francis Charles “Frank” Brimsek
Goalie

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