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).

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1919–20 Toronto Aura Lee OHA-Jr. 6 4 2 0 360 31 0 5.17
1920–21 Toronto Granites OHA-Sr. 10 8 2 0 566 12 3 1.27
1921–22 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 22 11 10 1 1340 91 0 4.07
1922–23 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 24 13 10 1 1469 88 1 3.59
1923–24 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 23 10 13 0 1380 80 1 3.48
1924–25 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 30 19 11 0 1800 84 1 2.80
1925–26 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 36 12 21 3 2231 114 2 3.07
1926–27 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 44 15 24 5 2764 94 4 2.04
1927–28 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 18 18 7 2690 88 4 1.96
1928–29 New York Rangers NHL 44 21 13 10 2760 65 13 1.41
1929–30 New York Rangers NHL 44 17 17 10 2770 143 1 3.10
1930–31 New York Rangers NHL 44 19 16 9 2760 87 7 1.89
1931–32 New York Rangers NHL 48 23 17 8 3020 112 9 2.23
1931–32 Cleveland Indians IHL 1 1 0 0 60 1 0 1.00
1932–33 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 25 15 8 2970 93 10 1.88
1933–34 Detroit Red Wings NHL 19 9 8 1 1030 45 1 2.62
1933–34 Syracuse Stars IHL 13 780 36 2 2.77
1934–35 Detroit Red Wings NHL 23 7 11 5 1460 62 4 2.55
1934–35 Detroit Olympics IHL 9 4 4 1 560 15 1 1.61
NHL totals 492 219 204 68 30,444 1246 58 2.46

Playoffs[edit]

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1920–21 Toronto Granites OHA-Sr. 2 1 1 0 120 7 0 3.50
1921–22 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 2 1 0 1 120 4 1 2.00
1921–22 Toronto St. Patricks St-Cup 5 3 2 305 9 1 1.77
1924–25 Toronto St. Patricks NHL 2 0 2 0 120 5 0 2.50
1928–29 New York Rangers NHL 6 3 2 1 392 5 3 0.77
1929–30 New York Rangers NHL 4 1 2 1 309 7 0 1.36
1930–31 New York Rangers NHL 4 2 2 0 240 4 1 1.00
1931–32 New York Rangers NHL 7 3 4 0 480 27 1 3.38
1932–33 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 2 2 0 240 8 1 2.00
1933–34 Syracuse Stars IHL 9 4 4 1 560 15 1 1.61
NHL totals 29 12 14 3 1901 60 7 1.89

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