Ed Belfour was an elite goaltender in the NHL and one of the best of all-time. His 484 wins say it all, the third-most in the history of the league. Belfour’s 76 shutouts rank tied-for-ninth, all-time. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.
Belfour won the Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars in 1999, and led them to the Finals the following year when they defeated an outstanding Colorado Avalanche squad that many think should have won the West if not for Belfour’s outstanding play in the playoffs. The Stars won back-to-back Presidents’ Trophies in 1998 and 1999 with Belfour in net.
Known as “Eddie the Eagle” because of his classic eagle-designed goalie mask, Belfour also led the Chicago Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1992. He won the Vezina Trophy as best goaltender in both 1991 and 1993, and was named to six NHL All-Star Games. Belfour won the Jennings Trophy for top NHL team goals-against-average (GAA) four times. Having also played for the San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Florida Pathers, his career GAA is an impressive 2.50.
Belfour won a gold medal with Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics and also won the Canada Cup as the backup goaltender in 1991. He played at the University of North Dakota where he led the school to the NCAA Championship in 1986-87.
A current minority owner and partner with the Allen Americans Hockey Club, Belfour resides in Van Alstine, Tex.