Terry Sawchuk: the face of hockey


Hockey goalies take it on the chin, on the eye socket, and pretty much anywhere else on the face. Before 1966, goalies were not required to wear masks. Terry Sawchuk was a pre-1966 goalie.

When he was 36 years-old, a professional make-up artist recreated on Sawchuk's face most of the injuries it had sustained (not all of them are shown) in his career. Among them were "a slashed eyeball requiring three stitches, a 70% loss of function in his right arm because 60 bone chips were removed from his elbow, and a permanent "sway-back" caused by continual bent-over posture."

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