Swedish Ice Hockey champion, Sven Tumba invented the first hockey helmet, called the SPAPS-helmet
Jace Plance was the first person to wear a helmet.
George Owen wore the first NHL helmet int he season of 1928-1929.
I think the first helmet used in hockey was by a goalie named Jacques Plante. He had to use a mask/helmet for the first time in 1959 because of a broken nose, so then it started becoming more popular in the early 1960's for goalies, before any skater wore a a helmet.
some people are so dumb they dont where one now
there was no first hockey player there was a first team im sure that there was mabey a first but more and more people played and it being to be a sport
The first motorcycle helmet was invented by Prof. Charles F. Lombard who developed a unique energy absorbing helmet for the United States Air Force. So, the first motorcycle helmet was not designed as a motorcycle helmet but it was rather designed for aviation. Dr. Lombard patented his unique invention which was applied not only to aviation but also automobile racing, motorcycles, hockey, etc…
Charlie Patterson, a Canadian, invented it in the late 50's to prevent concussions.
there really wasn't a first Canadian hockey player.there is no way of knowing.however, hockey was invented by a Canadian and there are many in the NHL today.Sidney Crosby is arguable the best Canadian hockey player ever along with Wayne Gretzky.
The first black player in the NHL was Willie O'Ree of the Boston Bruins.
graham yallop of australia was the first player to wear helmet in a test match against west indies at bridgetown on 17 march 1978.
It's impossible to know who the first black hockey player was!! However, if you mean the first to play in the NHL, it was Willie O'Ree of the Boston Bruins.
The first clue would probably be the fact that you play field hockey, for a start.