Georges Vézina

1887 - 1926

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Joseph Georges Gonzague Vézina (; French: [ʒɔʁʒ vezina]; January 21, 1887 – March 27, 1926) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played seven seasons in the National Hockey Association (NHA) and nine in the National Hockey League (NHL), all with the Montreal Canadiens. After being signed by the Canadiens in 1910, Vézina played in 327 consecutive regular season games and a further 39 playoff games, before leaving early during a game in 1925 due to illness. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Vézina has received more than 131,099 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Georges Vézina is the 13th most popular hockey player (down from 8th in 2019), the 278th most popular biography from Canada (down from 181st in 2019) and the 7th most popular Canadian Hockey Player.

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Among hockey players, Georges Vézina ranks 13 out of 358. Before him are Henri Richard, Phil Esposito, Stan Mikita, Jaromír Jágr, Bobby Hull, and Viacheslav Fetisov. After him are Mario Lemieux, Jiří Holeček, Igor Larionov, Sergei Makarov, Bobby Orr, and Jari Kurri.

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Among people born in 1887, Georges Vézina ranks 172Before him are Yuri Shaporin, Oskar Luts, Géza Csáth, Alan Cunningham, Boris Kostić, and Fartein Valen. After him are Jakob van Hoddis, Alfonso Calzolari, Joseph Orbeli, Armen Ohanian, Igor Severyanin, and Reginald Owen. Among people deceased in 1926, Georges Vézina ranks 76Before him are Srečko Kosovel, Josias von Heeringen, Carl Swartz, Dmitry Furmanov, Eugene V. Debs, and Barbara La Marr. After him are Charles Montagu Doughty, Jan Szczepanik, Thomas Moran, Carlo Luigi Spegazzini, Eliška Krásnohorská, and Jón Magnússon.

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Among people born in Canada, Georges Vézina ranks 278 out of 1,130. Before him are Edward Routh (1831), Buffy Sainte-Marie (1941), Kim Campbell (1947), Gordon Lightfoot (1938), Geddy Lee (1953), and David Suzuki (1936). After him are Patricia Churchland (1943), Bob Ezrin (1949), Victor Jory (1902), Robertson Davies (1913), Grant Allen (1848), and Édouard Gagnon (1918).


Among hockey players born in Canada, Georges Vézina ranks 7Before him are Maurice Richard (1921), Wayne Gretzky (1961), Gordie Howe (1928), Henri Richard (1936), Phil Esposito (1942), and Bobby Hull (1939). After him are Mario Lemieux (1965), Bobby Orr (1948), Guy Lafleur (1951), Howie Morenz (1902), Marcel Dionne (1951), and Art Ross (1885).