Sunday, April 12, 2020

Chuck Goddard

2 NHL Games

February 25, 1968 Minnesota North Stars vs Oakland Seals. 3-3 tie.
February 28, 1968 Minnesota North Stars vs Oakland Seals. 3-6 loss.

   Chuck Goddard entered professional hockey when he signed with the the Montreal Canadiens in the early 1960s. He attended their 1965 training camp and there is some evidence that he was used as the team's backup goalie at some point during the 1960s. Goddard may have traveled with the Canadiens and been at the games, but at that time backups did not dress. September, 1967 he was traded to the newly founded Minnesota North Stars by Montreal for cash.
   October 21, 1967 was the Minnesota North Stars home opener, the first ever NHL game hosted by the Minnesota franchise. Cesare Maniago was projected to start in net but was suffering from blurred vision and his backup, Gary Bauman, was recovering from a back injury. As a precaution, the North Stars called up Goddard from Memphis. Maniago did end up playing, but Goddard was on hand to witness the first ever NHL game hosted by the club.
   Late February, 1968 Minnesota North Stars goalie Cesare Maniago was sideline with bruised ribs. Carl Wetzel took over in net for the North Stars, who recalled Chuck Goddard from Memphis to serve as backup while Maniago recovered. For two games, Goddard dressed as Minnesota's backup goalie. 
   A little over a year after he was acquired by Minnesota for cash, Goddard was returned to the Montreal Canadiens in another cash transaction. 

  • Wore #30 with Minnesota North Stars

Career stats from
Born Mar 4 1945 -- Orillia, ONT
Height 5.06 -- Weight 155
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1960-61Peterborough T.P.T PetesOHA1000010.00
1960-61Peterboro CanucksEJBHL000
1961-62Peterborough PetesOHA4410178004.08
1963-64Peterborough PetesOHA5500194053.53
1964-65Peterborough PetesOHA000
1965-66Jacksonville RocketsEHL000
1965-66Charlotte CheckersEHL000
1966-67Cleveland BaronsAHL30013313005.86---
1967-68Memphis South StarsCPHL36101992124003.7391779510.885---
1968-69Long Island DucksEHL31018010003.33300---
1968-69Charlotte CheckersEHL18210108074024.11891---
1968-69Nashville Dixie FlyersEHL24010144082023.4214821400
1970-71St. Mary's UniversityCIAU110030012.73
1972-73Boston BravesAHL50021010012.85---
Feb. 25th, 1968 rosters with Goddard

Feb. 25, 1968

Program from Feb. 28, 1968

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