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Driver Lorne Chabot



Name: Chabot, Lorne
Date of birth: 1900-10-05
Place of birth: Montreal Quebec Canada
Next of kin: Margaret Chabot, Sister, 874 Durocher, Montreal
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Clerk
Address: 874 Durocher, Montreal, Quebec
Religion: Roman Catholic


Regimental number: 2152318
Highest Rank: Driver
Rank detail

Driver (Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: yes


LAC ID: 93869
Attestation record(s): image 1, image 2
Service file: B1593-S068
Uploader's Notes: Overview courtesy of Terry, CEF Discussion Group Lorne Chabot, probably the most famous NHL goaltender not in the Hall of Fame, Vezina Trophy winner, All Star, and winner of Stanbley Cups with both the Rangers (1928) and Maple Leafs (1932). Lorne Chabot was born on 5 Oct.,1900 and enlisted underage in early 1917 by giving his year of birth as 1898, when in fact he was only sixteen. I have sent for his service file, and also for his records with the Mounted Police as he served with the RNWMP postwar. A great athlete, he won two Allan Cups, emblematic of amateur hockey supremacy in Canada, with the Port Arthur Ports in 1925 and 1926. He then signed with the New York Rangers, and commenced an eleven year NHL career. Besides his two Stanley Cup wins, he won the Vezina Trophy in 1934-35 with the Black Hawks and was named to the 1st All Star team that same year. He was the goalie who was knocked out of a playoff game in the 1928 finals which resulted in coach Lester Patrick taking over for the rest of the game, a famous bit of NHL history. In 1936 he was the goalie who shut out the Red Wings for 176 minutes,30 seconds before Mud Bruneteau scored on him - the longest game in NHL history. Chabot's career goals against average is the fourth best in NHL history; he stands eighth in career shutouts. His statistics are actually better than goalies like Turk Broda, Johnny Bower, Gump Worsley, Ken Dryden, and many others. When he died in 1946, attending his funeral were the likes of Clarence Campbell,Charlie Conacher, King Clancy,Frank Selke, and Dick Irvin. Former Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Dick Irvin,Jr. considers him the most underrated goalie in NHL history. NHLPA Biography: Note that this gives his height as 6'1"
Uploader's Research notes: Attempted to enlist in July 1916. Listed date of birth as 5 October 1898 on attestation papers [Driver Army ]


Date added: 2005-02-10
Last modified: 2007-12-29