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Ed Belfour | Goalie

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (53) / 4/21/1965
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 202
Drafted: 1987 / UDFA / CHI

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Ed Belfour has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Belfour won a Stanley Cup, an Olympic gold medal, and two Vezina Trophies during his hockey career. He finished his career with 484 wins, a 2.50 GAA, and .906 save percentage in 963 games with Chicago, Dallas, Toronto, and Florida. Tue, Jun 28, 2011 03:30:00 PM

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Forty-four year old Eddie Belfour is looking to return to the NHL for the 2009-10 season.

Belfour last played in the NHL for the Florida Panthers in the 2006-07 season before playing a year in Sweden. The veteran has asked his agent Ron Salcer to contact NHL teams and he has been working out. Belfour is third all-time in the NHL in wins with 484. He was 27-17-10 with the Panthers and could just be a nice backup in the right situation next season.
Wed, Jul 1, 2009 06:35:00 AM

Ed Belfour has signed a contract to play in Sweden.

No terms were announced. The 42-year-old goaltender will play with Leksands IF of the Swedish League. Belfour had an outstanding season for the Panthers last year with a record of 27-17-10. Unfortunately he also got a record in the off-season as he plea bargained a misdemenor charge for disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest and was sentenced to 20 hours of community service and a fine. He was deemed excess when Florida traded for Tomas Vokoun.
Mon, Aug 27, 2007 03:40:00 PM

A newspaper in Sweden is reporting that netminder, Ed Belfour, is on the verge of signing a deal with Leksand of the Swedish Elite League.

When the Panthers traded for star goaltender Tomas Vokoun in the off-season, Belfour's days in Florida were numbered.
Sun, Aug 19, 2007 07:18:00 AM

By trading Chris Gratton earlier in the week the Panthers cleared $1.5 million of cap room to possibly take on the contract of a goalie via a trade.

San Jose's Vesa Toskala and Anaheim's Ilya Bryzgalov are the most likely targets, while Minnesota's Manny Fernandez also is a possibility. If the Cats can't move one of their extra draft picks for a goaltender, look for them to re-sign 42-year-old Ed Belfour to a contract.
Sun, Jun 17, 2007 12:50:00 PM

It is very likely that the Panthers will re-sign 42-year-old Ed Belour to be their starting goaltender in 2007-08.

It appears that Florida management believes he deserves a raise from the $750,000 he received last season after posting a 2.77 goals against average in 64 games. Before committing to Belfour, the Cats are expected to explore the possibilites of acquiring one of the Sharks' netminders, Vesa Toskala or Evgeni Nabokov or Minnesota's Manny Fernandez.
Sun, Jun 10, 2007 09:20:00 AM

Ed Belfour wants a raise to return as the Panthers' number one goalie next season.

The 42-year-old netminder, who earned only $750,000 in 2006-07, believes he has a season left in him and that he should be paid on par with other starters in the league. It remains to be seen if the Panthers want to re-sign Belfour before he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1st after his arrest and conviction for disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest last month.
Sat, May 19, 2007 11:08:00 AM

Ed Belfour and Ville Peltonen have agreed to a plea bargain for their arrest last month in Miami.

Belfour was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest. For that he will serve 20 hours of community service and donate $200 to the Police Athletic League. He must also write an apology to the arresting officer. Peltonen must give 15 hours of community service, donate $200 to the Police Athletic League and pay $185.31 for a fire truck pole that he wrecked. All in all the two got off pretty lightly for their misdemeanors.
Fri, May 11, 2007 02:27:00 PM

Ed Belfour and Ville Peltonen were arrested early Monday morning in Miami.

The pair were at a bar in ritzy South Beach, when security guards at the bar summoned police to get Belfour to leave the premises. Belfour refused the police request and walked up to the police officer and pushed him, according to reports. Belfour was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence. Peltonen was arrested when he broke a pole off a fire truck and charged with criminal mischief. Belfour was arrested in Dallas in the year 2000, pleading guilty to resisting arrest. He was fined $3,000 and put on two years probation for that incident. It could be more this time.
Mon, Apr 9, 2007 01:11:00 PM

Ed Belfour stopped 20 of 22 shots outdueling Johan Holmqvist in the Panthers' 7-2 win over the Lightning in the latest installment of the battle of Florida.

Tampa needed this game to keep pace with Atlanta for the Southeast Division crown. Holmqvist was pulled at the 16:54 mark of the first period after allowing four goals on just 12 shots. Marc Denis wasn't much better stopping 17 of 20 shots in just over 44 minutes.
Fri, Apr 6, 2007 10:41:00 PM

Ed Belfour will play on Friday night against Tampa Bay.

The Panthers have said that backup Craig Anderson will get the start on Saturday, as the team wraps up the season against Carolina. Use this information to figure out your goaltending situation for the final week.
Thu, Apr 5, 2007 10:49:00 AM

Ed Belfour will be the team's starting goalie as long as their playoff chances remain alive.

With four games left, Belfour is expected to start in all of them. While forward Stephen Weiss points out that making the playoffs is not impossible, just very unliklely. If Florida doesn't win tonight against the Hurricanes expect the other goaltenders to get a final start in before going on their summer vacations.
Sun, Apr 1, 2007 02:58:00 PM

Ed Belfour will start against the Devils on Saturday night.

Belfour was pulled on Thursday after allowing four goals on only nine shots against Ottawa. It was thought that coach Jacques Martin would turn to backup Craig Anderson on Saturday, but that is not the case. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Sat, Mar 24, 2007 10:29:00 AM

Ed Belfour has started a Panthers record 25 consecutive games.

During the streak he is 14-8-3. Last night Belfour was showing some wear and tear as he allowed four goals on nine shots. His back-up Craig Anderson replaced him and stopped all ten shots he face. Expect the team to rest Belfour soon.
Fri, Mar 23, 2007 11:32:00 AM

Ed Belfour stopped 24 shots to lead the Panthers to a 4-1 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Olli Jokinen, Nathan Horton, Juraj Kolnik and David Booth scored the Panther goals. The win was Florida's fourth in the past six games as they make a late playoff push, but it may be too late.
Tue, Mar 20, 2007 10:09:00 PM

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