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Maple Leafs sign Ed Belfour

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs
Pat Quinn, general manager and head coach, announced Tuesday that the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with unrestricted free agent goaltender Ed Belfour. In keeping with club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Belfour, 37, appeared in 60 games for the Dallas Stars last season and had a record of 21-27-11 with a 2.65 goals against average. He recorded one shutout with a .895 save percentage. At 5-foot-11, 192 pounds, Belfour was a member of the 2002 Canadian Olympic team and won a Gold medal.

The native of Carman, Manitoba has appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals on three occasions (1992, 1999, 2000) and won the Stanley Cup with Dallas in 1999. He is a two-time winner of the Vezina Trophy (1991, 1993) and has won the William Jennings Trophy for best goals against average four times (1991, 1993, 1995, 1999). Belfour has been named to the NHL First All-Star Team twice (1991, 1993) and to the NHL Second All-Star Team once in 1995. In 1990-91, his rookie year, he led all NHL goaltenders in games played (74), wins (43), minutes (4127) and goals against average (2.47). For his efforts he was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team and won the Calder Memorial Trophy.

In 735 career NHL games, Belfour has a record of 364-242-100 with a 2.47 goals against average. He has recorded 58 career NHL shutouts which ranks him second among active goaltenders behind Patrick Roy and has participated in five NHL All-Star Games (1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999).

Ed Belfour's NHL totals and rankings:
Games played -735 (active 3rd, all-time 14th)
Wins - 364 (active 3rd, all-time 11th)
Shutouts - 58 (active 2nd, all-time 14th)
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