Throwback Thursday: Ed Belfour

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Ed Belfour stretches for a save (Photo courtesy of fiveminutesforfighting.com)

Ed Belfour stretches for a save (Photo courtesy of fiveminutesforfighting.com)

Ed Belfour #30

Chicago Blackhawks Career – (1988-1997)

Games – 415

Wins – 201

T/O - 56

SV% – .903

GAA – 2.65

Shutouts – 30

Won Calder Memorial Trophy, Vezina Trophy, and William M. Jennings Trophy during rookie campaign

Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in the 2011

This week Throwback Thursday features goalie Ed Belfour, a.k.a. “Eddie the Eagle”, who was signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks after going undrafted in 1987. Ed Belfour was given the nickname “Eddie the Eagle” by Mike Keenan after his coach saw his eagle mask for the first time. When Belfour was asked why an eagle, he stated “I’ve always liked the eagle as a bird. It is a strong figure representing individuality, leadership, confidence, and outstanding vision. Its hunting and aggression are characteristics I admire, so when I was thinking of what I wanted on my mask, the eagle was a natural choice”. Even after his departure from the Blackhawks later in his career, he took the eagle design with him altering the eagle a little and changed the background to the current team’s colors.  (Quote courtesy of ndgoon.blogspot.com)

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  • Chad Spradlin

    Ahhh… One of the main reasons I love the Blackhawks. Watching Eddie slash players who stood too close to the crease and cross check them when Cheli couldn’t get them out. One of my favorite players to date.

    oh yea and this save on Fedorov

  • Jon

    I used to love watching him play. So much intensity. One of my favorite old time hawks players.