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Maurice Roberts

BIRTHPLACE: Waterbury, Conn.

BORN: December 13, 1905

DIED: February 7, 1975

TEAMS/ASSOCIATIONS: Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Americans, Cleveland Barons, New Haven Eagles



While Maurice Roberts only played in 10 National Hockey League games throughout his career, the netminder can be found in numerous places in the league’s record books. At age 19, Roberts made his NHL debut for the Boston Bruins on Dec. 8, 1925, thus becoming the youngest goaltender in NHL history, until surpassed by Harry Lumley 19 years later. Then, after a 16-year career in the minors and after playing only seven NHL games, Roberts became the oldest goaltender in league history on Nov. 25, 1951. At 45-years-old and working as an assistant trainer for the Chicago Blackhawks at the time, Roberts played the third period of a game when goaltender Harry Lumley was injured. His record was since broken by Gordie Howe and Chris Chelios, yet he remains the oldest goalie to play in a NHL game.