C’mon, puckheads, could there be any other One? Like a lot of his Big, Bad Bruins teammates, this noted prankster wasn’t much for practice. So when a puck struck him in the grill early in the 1967-68 season, "Cheesie" had an excuse to check out early.
Trainer Frosty Foristall famously painted a would-be stitch mark on his white mask to embellish the pain and torment, which was good for a few more yuks in the locker room. Yet the goalie liked the design so much he had more stitches added, where warranted, the rest of his career.
For years, the most famous goalie mask in pucks history was hung in the home of his grandson, while replicas adorned barroom walls across New England.