During the 1931-32 season, CHUCK GARDINER elevated the Black Hawks to second place in the American Division Hawks. He played in all 48 games, allowed just 92 goals, fewest in the NHL that season. His goals-against average was a sensational 1.85, again, best in the NHL. GARDINER was rewarded with the VEZINA TROPHY and a berth on the First All-Star Team. Alex Connell of Detroit was the trophy's runner-up.