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WILF CUDE (1933-1941)

Wilf
Cude

1952-1963
Position G
Catch L
Weight 146lbs
Height 5'9"
Date of birth July 4th, 1910
Place of birth Barry, GBR
Deceased on May 5th, 1968
Seasons - MTL 8
Other numbers 4,17,21,24
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
MIN Minutes on ice - Total number of minutes the goaltender has been on the ice
W Wins - Games the goaltender has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the goaltender has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
OTL Overtime losses - Games lost in overtime
GA Goals against - Number of goals scoared against the goaltender
SO Shutouts - Number of games where the goaltender has not allowed a goal
GAA Goals against average - Mean goals-per-game scored on the goaltender
TOTALS 220 13715 82 100 38 0 606 18 2.65
1933-1934 1 60 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
1934-1935 48 2960 19 23 6 0 145 1 2.94
1935-1936 47 2940 11 26 10 0 122 6 2.49
1936-1937 44 2730 22 17 5 0 99 5 2.18
1937-1938 47 2990 18 17 12 0 126 3 2.53
1938-1939 23 1440 8 11 4 0 77 2 3.21
1939-1940 7 415 1 5 1 0 24 0 3.47
1940-1941 3 180 2 1 0 0 13 0 4.33
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
MIN Minutes on ice - Total number of minutes the goaltender has been on the ice
W Wins - Games the goaltender has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the goaltender has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
OTL Overtime losses - Games lost in overtime
GA Goals against - Number of goals scoared against the goaltender
SO Shutouts - Number of games where the goaltender has not allowed a goal
GAA Goals against average - Mean goals-per-game scored on the goaltender
TOTALS 10 664 3 6 1 0 30 0 2.71
1934-1935 2 120 0 1 1 0 6 0 3.00
1936-1937 5 352 2 3 0 0 13 0 2.22
1937-1938 3 192 1 2 0 0 11 0 3.44

IN AN ERA WHEN THE CANADIENS STRUGGLED FOR ON-ICE SUCCESS, WILF CUDE PROVED TO BE A SILVER LINING AS THE TEAM’S LAST LINE OF DEFENSE.

At 145 pounds, Welsh-born Wilf Cude is among the smallest netminders of all time. He tried out a number of other NHL sweaters before finding a long-term home with the Montreal Canadiens.

Breaking into the NHL at age 20, he debuted with the Philadelphia Quakers in 1930-31, the team’s only year of operation. Spending the next season on the NHL’s payroll as a substitute goaltender, he played two games for the Boston Bruins and another as a temporary member of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Acquired by Montreal from the AHA’s Philadelphia Arrows, where he spent 1932-33, Cude appeared in one game with the Habs and was promptly lent to Detroit for the balance of 1933-34.

After backstopping the Red Wings to the Stanley Cup Finals and leading the league with his 1.52 goals-against average, Cude was repatriated in the fall of 1934, much to the dismay of the Detroit organization. He spent the next four years as the Canadiens’ principal netminder.

A fiery competitor who replaced George Hainsworth between the pipes at the Forum, the acrobatic newcomer was both a popular and proficient goaltender, proving his worth as a reliable last line of defense at a time when the team often struggled.

The 1935-36 Canadiens finished in last place in the NHL’s eight-team Canadian Division, winning only 11 games all year. Their tough little goaltender recorded six shutouts and was named to the Second All-Star Team. The honor came his way a second time the next year, when the Habs went from worst to first in their division.

Splitting goaltending duties with Claude Bourque in 1938-39, Cude relinquished the starter’s job to him the next season. He appeared in a handful of Habs games over the next two years, hanging his pads up for good at the end of 1940-41.

Nearly 70 years after leaving the ice at the Forum for the last time, Wilf Cude’s name still appears among the top 10 Canadiens goaltenders in a number of categories. His 220 games in front of the Habs’ net and 2.65 career goals-against average place him 10th on the all-time list. Ninth in career shutouts, Cude blanked his opponents 18 times while wearing Habs colors.