3. Harry Lumley (G) – Toronto Maple Leafs (1952-1956)
Harry Lumley only played four of his 16 NHL seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but they were the best seasons of his Hall of Fame career and some of the best goaltending performances in Toronto Maple Leafs history.
Lumley took home the Vezina trophy in 1954 and was runner-up for the Hart trophy in 1955. He was the goaltender voted to the 1st NHL All-Star Team both seasons and also led the league in goals against average during both season. Those two seasons also currently rank Lumley as having the third and fifth best single season goals against averages in Maple Leafs history.
Though he only played four seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Lumley is the seventh most winningest goaltender in Toronto Maple Leafs history with 103 wins as a Leaf.
Harry Lumley wore the #1 as that was the number assigned to most goaltenders in the early days of hockey. The Toronto Maple Leafs have already retired #1 for Johnny Bower and Turk Broda, but it would be amazing to see Harry Lumley’s banner hanging beside them (perhaps with Jacques Plante as well).
Achievements with the Toronto Maple Leafs
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Vezina Trophy Winner 1954
1st NHL All-Star Team 1954, 1955
Hart Trophy Runner-Up 1955
5th in Hart Memorial Trophy voting 1954
Played in two NHL All-Star Game
Hall of Fame Inductee
Led NHL in Goals Against Average twice
Top 3 in NHL Goals Against Average three times
Top 5 in NHL Goals Against Average four times
3rd Best Toronto Maple Leafs Single Season GAA in History (1.86) 1953-54
5th Best Toronto Maple Leafs Single Season GAA in History (1.91) 1954-55
5th Best Toronto Maple Leafs Career Goals Against Average in History (2.18)
7th Most Career Wins in Toronto Maple Leafs History (103)
45th Best Single Season Goals Against Average in NHL History (1.86) 1953-54