Robert John "Golden Boy" Goldham (May 12, 1922 in Georgetown, Ontario – September 6, 1991 in Toronto, Ontario) was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman and broadcaster. He played two seasons for the Toronto Marlboros earning the name "Golden Boy". He was later called the "Second Goalie" because his fearless skills blocking the puck.
Goldham started his National Hockey League career with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1941 after playing for the Hersey Bears in the AHL. He would return to the AHL after the 1942 Stanley Cup win to play on the AHL 2nd All–Star Team.
Goldham entered the Navy in 1942-1945, returning to the Toronto Maple Leafs till 1947 when he was traded with 4 other Leafs to the Chicago Black Hawks for Max Bentley and Cy Thomas.
In 1950, Goldham was traded to the Detroit Red Wings earning their Assistant Captain position in 1952 and would retire after the 1956 season. In 1955, he was a member of the NHL 2nd All-Star Team and won five Stanley Cups in his career in 1942, and 1947 with Toronto and 1952, 1954, and 1955 with Detroit.
Goldham played in the following All Star Games: 1942, 2nd All Star Team AHL. NHL 1947, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954 and 2nd All Star Team 1955.
After retiring, he worked for several years as a television analyst on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada and on the local midweek Toronto Maple Leaf broadcasts on CHCH channel 11.
Goldham was known as the First Little NHLer founded by Gordon Alcott in 1936, to make the NHL.
Goldham was married to Eleanor, and they had three daughters, Patricia, Susan and Barbara.
By Dean Hanley
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