Dave Kerr

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Dave Kerr
Born (1910-01-11)January 11, 1910
Toronto, ON, CAN
Died May 11, 1978(1978-05-11) (aged 68)
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Right
Played for Montreal Maroons
New York Americans
New York Rangers
Playing career 1930–1941

David Alexander Kerr (January 11, 1909 in Toronto, Ontario - May 11, 1978) was a Canadian NHL goaltender who played for the Montreal Maroons, New York Americans and New York Rangers.[1]

Playing career[edit]

He played amateur hockey before joining the NHL, winning the Allan Cup in 1930 with the Montreal AAA senior men's team.[2][3]

Kerr was most notable for his time with the New York Rangers. His four shutouts in a single playoff season in 1937 is a Rangers record (since tied by Mike Richter). In 1937-38, Kerr was selected to the NHL Second All-Star Team. Kerr won a Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in 1939-40. That year, he won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goalie with a 1.54 GAA and eight shutouts, and had a 19-game unbeaten streak (14-0-5). He was also selected to the NHL First All-Star Team that year. As a Ranger, he only missed one game between 1934 and 1941, and started every game for five straight seasons (1936-1941).[4]

Kerr also was the NHL season leader in most games played by a goaltender (1936–37, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1939–40, and 1940–41), most shutouts (1937–38 and 1939–40), most playoff games played by a goaltender, most playoff minutes played by a goaltender, most playoff wins, most playoff shutouts, and lowest playoff goals-against average (all 1937 and 1940).[4]

Kerr was the first hockey player on the cover of Time Magazine, doing so on the March 14, 1938 edition.[5]

In 2009, he was ranked No. 19 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).[citation needed]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1929-30 Montreal AAA MCHL 9 8 0 1 540 6 4 0.67
1929-30 Montreal CPR MCHL 9 3 2 4 540 10 3 1.11
1930-31 Montreal Maroons NHL 29 13 11 4 1769 70 1 2.37
1931-32 Windsor Bulldogs IHL 34 14 13 7 2140 68 6 1.91
1931-32 New York Americans NHL 1 0 1 0 60 6 0 6.00
1932-33 Montreal Maroons NHL 25 14 8 3 1520 58 4 2.29
1932-33 Philadelphia Arrows Can-Am 16 8 3 5 1020 31 2 1.81
1933-34 Montreal Maroons NHL 48 19 18 11 3060 122 6 2.39
1934-35 New York Rangers NHL 37 19 12 6 2990 94 4 2.46
1935-36 New York Rangers NHL 47 18 17 12 2980 95 8 1.91
1936-37 New York Rangers NHL 48 19 20 9 3020 106 4 2.11
1937-38 New York Rangers NHL 48 27 15 6 2960 96 8 1.95
1938-39 New York Rangers NHL 48 26 16 6 2970 105 6 2.12
1939-40 New York Rangers NHL 48 27 11 10 3000 77 8 1.54
1940-41 New York Rangers NHL 48 21 19 8 3010 125 2 2.49
NHL totals 427 203 148 75 26,139 954 51 2.15

Playoffs[edit]

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1929-30 Montreal AAA MCHL 2 1 1 0 150 2 1 0.80
1929-30 Montreal CPR MCHL 2 0 1 0 120 4 0 2.00
1929-30 Montreal AAA A-Cup 9 7 0 2 610 5 5 0.49
1930-31 Montreal Maroons NHL 2 0 2 0 120 8 0 4.00
1932-33 Montreal Maroons NHL 2 0 2 0 120 5 0 2.50
1933-34 Montreal Maroons NHL 4 1 2 1 240 7 1 1.75
1934-35 New York Rangers NHL 4 1 1 2 240 10 0 2.50
1936-37 New York Rangers NHL 9 6 3 0 553 10 4 1.08
1937-38 New York Rangers NHL 3 1 2 0 262 8 0 1.83
1938-39 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 1 0 119 2 0 1.01
1939-40 New York Rangers NHL 12 8 4 0 770 20 3 1.56
1940-41 New York Rangers NHL 3 1 2 0 192 6 0 1.88
NHL totals 40 18 19 3 2616 76 8 1.74

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dave Kerr". Hockeyreference.com. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Montreal AAA 1929-1930". Elite Hockey Prospects. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Allan Cup Archives". allancup.ca. 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Dave Kerr". New York Ranger. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Kreiser, John; Friedman, Lou (1996). The New York Rangers: Broadway's Longest Running Hit. Champaign, Illinois: Sports Publishing, Inc. ISBN 978-1-58261-080-1. 
Preceded by
Frank Brimsek
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
1940
Succeeded by
Turk Broda

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