The Chicago Blackhawks will honor former goaltender Ed Belfour when they host their fourth edition of "One More Shift" on Thursday, March 23, vs. the Dallas Stars at 7:30 p.m.
Belfour will join the 2016-17 team on the ice during the anthem after the starting lineup has been announced on Thursday. Blackhawks Ambassador Denis Savard and former forwards Steve Larmer and Jeremy Roenick have also been honored with "One More Shift" this season.
Belfour spent parts of eight National Hockey League seasons with the Blackhawks (1988-89, 1990-97), posting a 201-138-56 record in 415 regular-season games; he currently ranks third on the franchise leaderboard in games played and fourth with 201 wins and 30 shutouts, and is the only netminder in Blackhawks history to post a pair of 40-plus win seasons. The Carman, Manitoba, native posted a franchise-record 43 wins during the 1990-91 season en route to capturing the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie, the Vezina Trophy as the league's top goaltender and the Jennings Trophy for fewest goals allowed. He went on to be honored with the Vezina again in 1993 and won two more Jennings Trophies (1993, 1995) with Chicago. Belfour backstopped Chicago in the Stanley Cup Playoffs seven times, ranks third in franchise history with 35 postseason victories and shares fifth with three shutouts. He compiled a 12-4 record with one shutout and a 2.47 goals-against average while helping the Blackhawks reach the 1992 Stanley Cup Final.
After the Blackhawks, Belfour went on to play for the San Jose Sharks (1996-97), Dallas Stars (1997-2002), Toronto Maple Leafs (2002-04, 2005-06) and Florida Panthers (2006-07). Belfour appeared in 61 games with Dallas and posted a 1.88 GAA during the 1997-98 season as his team captured the Presidents' Trophy; the Stars won the Presidents' Trophy the following season as well, with Belfour registering a 1.99 GAA in 61 games. He helped Dallas capture the Stanley Cup in 1999 while also winning his fourth career Jennings Trophy. He holds a 484-320-125 record in 963 career games played and currently ranks third all-time in the league with 484 wins and shares ninth with 76 shutouts. He was also named to five NHL All-Star Games and won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Belfour was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011.