Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame

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Charlie "Chuck" Rayner

Athletes (1987)
Born in Sutherland on August 11, 1920, Chuck played his minor hockey in Saskatoon, capped off by a Saskatchewan Midget championship in 1935. After a year with the 1936-37 Saskatoon Wesleys, Rayner moved on to the Kenora Thistles but returned when the Wesleys put together a strong club for the 1938-39 campaign. The Wesleys folded however, and Rayner went back to Kenora.

In the spring of 1940, Rayner helped the Thistles get to the Memorial Cup Final but they lost to the Oshawa Generals. In 1940-41, Chuck turned pro with the Springfield Indians but did play 12 games for the parent New York Americans. He played with the Americans again in the 1941-42 season, then spent the rest of his pro career with the New York Rangers. He retired in 1954. In 425 regular games Rayner recorded 33 shutouts. He won the Hart Trophy in 1950 and was selected three times to the NHL second all-star team.

He was inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 1973. In 1985, he was named to the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.
** Deceased