Ed Belfour won two Vezina trophies as the league's best goaltender and played in 963 career NHL games.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced Thursday the club has named former NHL goaltender Ed Belfour as a goaltending consultant.
“Ed is one of the winningest goaltenders in National Hockey League history and we’re thrilled to have him on our staff,” said Davidson. "His knowledge of the position will be invaluable for our goaltenders in Peoria and our young goalies in our organization."
The two-time Vezina Trophy winner played 18 seasons in the NHL with Chicago, San Jose, Dallas, Toronto and Florida, backstopping 963 games, posting a 484-320-125 record, a 2.50 goals against average and 76 shutouts. He currently ranks third all-time among NHL goaltenders with 484 wins, tied for ninth with 76 shutouts and tied for fourth with 88 playoff wins.
The Carman, Manitoba native was signed by Chicago as a free agent on Sept. 25, 1987 and made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks on Oct. 18, 1988. During his first full NHL season with Chicago in 1990-91, he led all goaltenders in games played (74), wins (43), minutes played (4,127) and goals against average (2.47). For his efforts, he won the Calder Trophy as the League’s Outstanding Rookie, the Vezina Trophy for the League Best Goaltender and the William M. Jennings Trophy for fewest goals against. In addition, he was nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the League’s Most Valuable Player.
Belfour appeared in three Stanley Cup Finals (1992 with Chicago, 1999 and 2000 with Dallas) and won the Stanley Cup in 1999. In his 18 seasons, he played in five All-Star Games (1992, 1993, 1996, 1998 and 1999), named to the NHL First All-Star Team in 1991 and 1993, named to the NHL Second All-Star Team in 1995, named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 1991, captured the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1991, the William M. Jennings Trophy in 1991, 1993, 1995 and 1999 and the Vezina Trophy in 1991 and 1993.
Prior to playing in the NHL, Belfour played one season with the University of North Dakota, helping the school win the NCAA Tournament in 1987 and was named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team and WCHA First All-Star Team.