|Birth Day:||January 22, 1916|
|Death Date:||Oct 31, 1972 (age 56)|
As per our current Database, Bill Durnan died on Oct 31, 1972 (age 56).
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He won the Allan Cup with the Kirkland Lake Blue Devils in Canada's top amateur league.
Durnan was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1964. In 383 regular-season games, Durnan had 208 wins, and 112 losses, with 34 shutouts and a 2.36 goals-against average. He had 27 wins, and 12 losses, with two shutouts and a 2.07 average in 45 playoff games. Durnan also won the 1940 Allan Cup with the Kirkland Lake Blue Devils.
Durnan died of kidney failure on October 31, 1972. He suffered from diabetes in his last years and his health had been falling steadily.
During the 1947–48 season, Durnan served as the Canadiens' captain. However, he left the crease so often to argue calls that other teams claimed he was giving the Canadiens unscheduled timeouts. After the season, the NHL passed a rule barring goaltenders from performing the duties of captain, known as the "Durnan Rule." While Roberto Luongo was named "captain" of the Vancouver Canucks in 2008, Luongo had no on-ice rights as such, making Durnan the last goalie to officially serve as captain, and to wear the C on his jersey in the National Hockey League.
Currently, Bill Durnan is 105 years, 10 months and 6 days old. Bill Durnan will celebrate 106th birthday on a Saturday 22nd of January 2022.
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