Although Ed Belfour was never able to hoist a Stanley Cup with this team, his efforts in an attempt to get them one should not be overlooked. He racked up some serious stats throughout his 415 games played in the Blackhawks organization and had a rookie season in 1990-91 that will surely stand the test of time.
Starting things off by making it to the All-Star game in his first campaign in the league, Belfour would go on to win the Calder Memorial Trophy as the rookie of the year, be awarded the William M. Jennings Trophy with the fewest goals against, and capped the season off by taking home the Vezina Trophy as the best goalie in the entire league.
That’s certainly a successful way to make a first impression.
He maintained a level of competitiveness that can’t be ignored. And his 240 penalty minutes while in Chicago, which are 178 more than second on that list, help illustrate that.
Calder Trophy: 1
William M. Jennings Trophy: 3
Vezina Trophy: 2
All-Star Game: 5