Gump Worsley (and again, this is a name we absolutely love) may have lost more games than he won in the NHL, but that is widely due to being on some awful teams, in which he was still praised by fans for keeping those squads as competitive as they were. Gump did play for some abysmal teams in the 50’s, but in the 60’s he found himself with a powerful Montreal Canadians team and elevated his game accordingly. He enjoyed the best years of his career and won four Stanley Cups and two Vezina Trophies. Gump would play for 21 NHL seasons finishing off with the Minnesota North Stars until the age of 44. Gump Worsley may not have reached the Hall without his Montreal stint, but is it wrong that we love him in the Hall because his name is “Gump”?

                              

The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Elected In:
1980

Position:
Goalie

Played for:
New York Rangers
Montreal Canadians
Minnesota North Stars

Major Accolades and Awards:
Vezina Trophy (2) (1966 & 1968)
Calder Trophy (1) (1953)
First Team All Star (1) (1968)
Second Team All Star (1) (1966)
All Star Games (4) (1961, 1962, 1965 & 1972)
Lowest Goals Against Average (1) (1968)
Stanley Cup Rings (4) (Montreal Canadians 1965, 1966, 1968 & 1969)

Should Gump Worsley be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree with this induction. - 100%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 0%
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