He would post between 22 and 29 wins in five of those seven seasons and add 23 more shutouts to his career total, eventually passing legendary Montreal Canadiens goaltender George Hainsworth's career total of 94 set in 1936, a record that had stood for 28 years.
In 1971 he was named the winner of the Lester Patrick Award and inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and his #1 was retired by the Red Wings on this date in 1994.
This jersey was worn by Sawchuk during the 1954-55 season when Detroit won the third of Sawchuk's four Stanley Cups, and is an early example of a Red Wings jersey as evidenced by it's lack of sleeve numbers.
In addition to winning the Stanley Cup in 1955, Sawchuk would also play in the NHL All-Star Game and win his second Vezina Trophy that year.
Bonus jersey: Today's bonus jersey is a 1961-62 Detroit Red Wings Terry Sawchuk jersey. From 1932 to 1934, the Red Wings only wore red sweaters for both home and road games, with the white jersey not being introduced until the 1934-35 season. The next real change of note was the addition of red sleeves decorated with sleeve numbers for the first time in 1961, as seen on today's bonus jersey. Names would not appear until 1973 with only changes to fonts for the name and numbers since.