Esso Hockey since 1936
Legends Of Hockey Players Benedict, Clint
Esso Hockey since 1936

Inducted 1965

Born 25 September 1894
Ottawa, Ontario

Died 12 November 1976

Played 18 professional seasons
from 1912 to 1930

Nearly 30 years before Plante's innovative goalie mask, Benedict returned to action a few weeks later with a protective cover over his nose. Unfortunately it obscured his vision on low shots and he was forced to abandon the NHL's first facemask.
Esso hockey medals of achievement