Glenn Hall joined the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1951, but mainly played on the farm team, the Edmonton Flyers until 1955. After 2 full seasons of play (1955/56-1956/57) with the Red Wings, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, where he spent the next 10 seasons (1957/58-1966/67). In the 1967 NHL expansion, he was traded to the St. Louis Blues where he stayed until his retirement in 1971.
Known as “Mr. Goalie”, Glenn won the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year in 1956. In 6 seasons, he led the NHL in shutouts and received the Vezina Trophy for goaltending excellence 3 times.
During the 1968 Stanley Cup, he won the Conn Smythe Trophy as outstanding player in post-season play when only 11 of 151 shots passed him in the four-game series. Glenn was an NHL First All-Star Team goalie for 7 years.
Hall was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975