Terrance Gordon (Terry) Sawchuk
4x Stanley Cup Champion
Hockey Hall of Fame
Number "1" was retired by the Red Wings
Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Terrance Gordon “Terry” Sawchuk
Detroit Red Wings Player (1949 – 1955, 1957 - 1964, 1968 - 1969)
Terry Sawchuk was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He showed great promise as a goalie at a young age and was discovered by a Red Wings scout at 14 years of age who signed him to a contract. He advanced quickly through the Red Wings minor league system before leading the Red Wings to three Stanley Cup Championships in his first five years along with winning three Vezina Trophies. After being traded, he led the Toronto Maple Leafs to a Stanley Cup Championship along with winning another Vezina Trophy. Over his 20-year NHL career, Sawchuk appeared in 971 games with 447 wins and a 2.52 goals against average, 103 shutouts and appeared in 11 All-Star games. The Red Wings retired Sawchuk’s number 1 in 1994, and in 2010 was selected as the number one goaltender of all-time by The Hockey News. Terry Sawchuk was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1971, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1975 and was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1974. He passed away on May 31, 1970 at 40 years of age.