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12. Ron Hextall

Ron Hextall made history in many ways.  First off he was the first grandson of a former NHLer to lace up in the league.  He was the first Goalie to score a Goal and not because he was credited with one but because his shot went into the net.  He was the first Goalie to accrue 100 Penalty Minutes in a season.  All of that is impressive enough but we haven’t even discussed that rookie season.

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38. Ron Hextall

It is funny how Ron Hextall may be known more for the one goal (though he did do it again in a playoff game) he scored as opposed to the many he prevented. Hextall was a fearless player who had no qualms leaving the net showcasing his skating acumen. In addition to being one of the game’s most mobile netminders, he was also among the most aggressive. Opposing players were wary of Hextall’s stick as he was known to slash at anyone who dared cross his path.

Awards = HOF? Part Twenty-Two: The Conn Smythe Trophy

We here at thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential.

Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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