Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Belfour Headed For The Hall

Former UND Fighting Sioux goaltender Ed Belfour learned this afternoon that he will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony this November. Belfour, who was selected for the Hall in his first year of eligibility, will be joined by Doug Gilmour, Mark Howe and Joe Nieuwendyk.

A native of Carman, Manitoba, Belfour spent just one season with the Sioux, but he made that season count. He posted a 2.43 GAA, .914 Save Percentage, and three shutouts en route to a 29-4 record during North Dakota's 1986-87 NCAA National Championship season.

Professionally, his accolades include winning two Vezina Trophies as the league's most outstanding goalkeeper and four Jennings Trophies as the goaltender on the team having given up the fewest goals over the course of the season. He also earned the Calder Cup as the NHL's top rookie in 1991 and won a Stanley Cup Championship with the Dallas Stars in 1999.

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