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Eddie "The Eagle" Belfour
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Eagle Milestones

The Eagle's flight...



*Won the Zone 4 High School Hockey Championship with the Carman Cougars

*Named top goaltender in Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL)

*First-Team WCHA All-Star
*Named to NCAA All-America West second team
*Named to NCAA All-Tournament Team
*Led UND to the NCAA hockey championship

*Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks on June 18, 1987
*Turned pro with the Saginaw Hawks of the IHL
*Named to IHL All-Star First Team
*Won Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (IHL Top Rookie)

*Played in first NHL game against Detroit on October 18, 1988
*Recorded first NHL victory against Detroit on December 23, 1988

*Set the Chicago Blackhawks record for wins in a single season
*Named to NHL All-Rookie Team
*Named Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News
*Named to The Sporting News ALl-Star first team
*Named to The Hockey News All- Star Team
*Named Rookie of the Year by The Hockey News
*Won the Vezina Trophy (best goaltender in the NHL)
*Won the Calder Memorial Trophy (NHL Rookie of the Year)
*Won the William M. Jennings Trophy (fewest goals against in the NHL)
*Won the Trico Goaltender Award
*Member of the NHL/UpperDeck All-Rookie Team
*Led NHL with a .910 save percentage

*Played in the NHL All-Star Game

*Played in the NHL All-Star Game
*Became only the 5th NHL goaltender to record two 40-win seasons
*Won Vezina Trophy
*Won William M Jennings Trophy
*Named to NHL All-Star first team
*Named to The Sporting News All-Star second team

*Won Jennings Trophy
*Runner-up for Vezina Trophy

*Played in the NHL All-Star Game

*Traded from the Chicago Blackhawks to the San Jose Sharks on January 25, 1997
*Recorded the Sharks' only shutout of the year on March 6, 1997
*Signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars on July 2, 1997

*Set a new Dallas Stars franchise record for shutouts in a season
*Played in the NHL All-Star Game
*Set a new Dallas Stars franchis record for wins in a season

*Played in 500th NHL game
*Recorded 250th NHL win
*Played in NHL All-Star Game
*Recorded a personal-best 11-game unbeaten streak
*Became only the 2nd goaltender since 1955 to go 2 straight seasons with a gaa under 2.00
*Became first NHL goaltender to record five 35-win seasons in a career
*Won Jennings Trophy along with Roman Turek
*Became only the 5th goaltender in NHL history to go 2 straight playoff seasons with a gaa under 2.00
*Won Stanley Cup

*Won the MBNA Roger Crozier "Saving Grace Award" for the top save percentage in the league
*Named the Stars' Bill Masterson Award winner for team MVP as voted by his teammates for the first time
*One of only four goaltenders to post ten 40-game seasons with a gaa under 3.00 in each
*Tied the NHL record and set a new Stars' record for shutouts in one playoff year
*Became only the third goaltender in NHL history to record three consecutive post-seasons with a gaa under 2.00 with a minimum of 10 games played
*Appeared in his third Stanley Cup Finals (1999, 1992)

*Posted 30+ wins, the seventh time overall in his career, becoming the fifth goalie in NHL history to achieve this accomplishment
*Posted shutouts in 3 straight games
*Set a personal best and new team record with a 190:27 consecutive scoreless streak
*Runner-up for the Jennings Trophy

*Became franchise leader in wins by a goaltender on December 1, 2001
*Became franchise record holder for most assists in one season with 4
*Represented Team Canada in the Winter Olympics
*Became a gold-medal winner for Team Canada in the Winter Olympics
*Set a team record of 37 wins in a season
*Selected to the NHL All-Star Game
*Nominated for his fourth Vezina Trophy
*Eddie became the seventh goaltender to win over 400 games
*Achieved career high 10 shutouts in a season
*Named to Canada's 2004 World Cup Team
*Tied with Jacque Plante (third on all-time nhl win list)
*Tied with Billy Smith (third on all-time nhl playoff win list)
*7th consecutive season of 20 or more wins
*Becomes 2nd on the all-time nhl win list


At a Glance

Date of Birth: April 21, 1965
Position: G
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 192
Catches: Left
Style: Butterfly/Standup hybrid
Family: Parents Henry and Alma Belfour. Sister Patricia. Children Dayn and Reaghan.  Divorced Rita.  Married Ashli 6/20/02.
Strengths: Technically strong. Great desire. Aggressive. Very stubborn: has an undeniable belief in himself. Focused on winning. Tremendous work ethic. Maintains good control of rebounds. Good puckhandler and skater. Awesome passing skills.
Weaknesses: NONE