George Hainsworth (June 26, 1895 in Toronto, Ontario - October 9, 1950) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Hainsworth also played for the WCHL's Saskatoon Crescents and Saskatoon Sheiks. He was also the recipient of the Vezina Trophy for the 1926-27 NHL season, 1927-28 NHL season and 1928-29 NHL seasons. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961. In 1930 he set an NHL record that still stands, going 270 minutes and 8 seconds without a goal against during the playoffs for the Canadiens.In 1928-29, he set an all-time record with 22 shutouts and a .98 goals against average. He is the all-time leader in major league hockey shutouts with 104, 94 of them in the NHL. He backstopped the Canadiens to back to back Stanley Cups in 1929-30 and 1930-31.He was traded to Toronto in 1933 and helped the Maple Leafs to the finals in 1935.
After his career, he was a regular on hockey's Hot Stove league.
Hainsworth was killed in an auto accident October 9th,1950