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Clint Benedict

NHL Hall of Popularity goaltender who was simply the initial goalie to wear a mask. He became a member of the Ottawa Senators to online backup another Hall of Popularity goalkeeper, Percy LeSeur. During the period of his three tournament runs using the Senators, he created a drinking issue that caused an extremely public scandal using the group. He was raised in Ottawa, Ontario. He used a makeshift nose and mouth mask for two games to safeguard his broken nasal area, three years before Jacques Plante popularized the cover up.

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