John Ross Roach

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John Ross Roach
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Born (1900-06-23)June 23, 1900
Port Perry, ON, CAN
Died July 9, 1973(1973-07-09) (aged 73)
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 130 lb (59 kg; 9 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Toronto St. Patricks
Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1921–1935

John Ross Roach (June 23, 1900 – July 9, 1973) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender in the National Hockey League. His nicknames were "Little Napoleon", "The Housecleaner", and "The Port Perry Cucumber".

Roach was born in Port Perry, Ontario. He won a Stanley Cup in 1922. Roach was one of only seven goalies in the NHL to captain his team when he was with the Toronto St. Patricks during the 1924–25 season. He was a First Team All-Star during the 1932–33 NHL season. Roach was known for his acrobatic style of goaltending. In 2009, he was ranked No. 64 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons).

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