Goldham in the 1950s
|Born||May 12, 1922 |
Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
|Died||September 6, 1991 (aged 69) |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Toronto Maple Leafs|
Detroit Red Wings
Robert John "Golden Boy" Goldham (May 12, 1922 – September 6, 1991) was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman and broadcaster. He played two seasons for the Toronto Marlboros earning the name "Golden Boy". He was later called the "Second Goalie" because his fearless skills blocking the puck.
Goldham started his National Hockey League career with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1941 after playing for the Hershey Bears in the AHL. He would return to the AHL after the 1942 Stanley Cup win to play on the AHL 2nd All–Star Team.
Goldham served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1942 through 1945. After the Second World War he returned to the Toronto Maple Leafs until 1947 when he was traded with four other Leafs to the Chicago Black Hawks for Max Bentley and Cy Thomas.
In 1950, Goldham was traded to the Detroit Red Wings earning their Assistant Captain position in 1952 and would retire after the 1956 season. In 1955, he was a member of the NHL 2nd All-Star Team and won five Stanley Cups in his career in 1942, and 1947 with Toronto and 1952, 1954, and 1955 with Detroit.
Goldham played in the following NHL All-Star Games: 1942, 2nd All Star Team AHL. NHL 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954 and 2nd All Star Team 1955.
Goldham coached the Toronto St. Michael's Majors during the 1959–60 season, then resigned and was succeeded by Father David Bauer.
After retiring, he worked for several years as a TV color commentator/studio analyst on Hockey Night in Canada on CBC and on the local midweek Toronto Maple Leaf broadcasts on Hamilton's CHCH-TV channel 11. Goldham was known as the First Little NHLer founded by Gordon Alcott in 1936, to make the NHL.
Goldham was married to Eleanor, and they had three daughters: Patricia, Susan and Barbara.
In 2015, he was posthumously inducted into the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
|1938–39||Toronto Ostrander Jewels||TMHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1939–40||Northern Vocationals||Big 10 Jr. B||9||8||8||16||12||4||2||2||4||11|
|1939–40||Toronto Ostrander Jewels||TMHL||1||0||0||0||5||—||—||—||—||—|
|1941–42||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||19||4||7||11||25||13||2||2||4||31|
|1943–44||Toronto Ostrander Jewels||TMHL||1||0||0||0||5||—||—||—||—||—|
|1945–46||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||49||7||14||21||44||—||—||—||—||—|
|1946–47||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||11||1||1||2||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|1947–48||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||38||2||9||11||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|1948–49||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||60||1||10||11||43||—||—||—||—||—|
|1949–50||Chicago Black Hawks||NHL||67||2||10||12||57||—||—||—||—||—|
|1950–51||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||61||5||18||23||31||6||0||1||1||2|
|1951–52||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||69||0||14||14||24||8||0||1||1||8|
|1952–53||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||70||1||13||14||32||6||1||1||2||2|
|1953–54||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||69||1||15||16||50||12||0||2||2||2|
|1954–55||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||69||1||16||17||14||11||0||4||4||4|
|1955–56||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||68||3||16||19||32||10||0||3||3||4|
- Shea, Kevin (2009-03-13). "Spotlight - One on One with Father David Bauer". https://www.hhof.com/htmlSpotlight/spot_oneononeb198901.shtml.
- "Canada's Sports Hall of Fame". http://www.sportshall.ca/stories.html?proID=562. Retrieved 23 August 2017. [dead link]
- Bob Goldham's obituary on The New York Times
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