Ed Belfour
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"Edward John Belfour" is a Canadians/Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender.

Belfour was born in Carman, Manitoba and grew up playing hockey. He played junior hockey for the Winkler, Manitoba/Winkler Winkler Flyers/Flyers before going to the University of North Dakota where he helped the school win the National Collegiate Athletic Association/NCAA championship in the 1986–87 season. The following year, Belfour signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks (after not being picked in the draft) alternating time between them and the Saginaw Hawks of the International Hockey League (1945-2001)/International Hockey League. Many regard Belfour as an elite goaltender and one of the best of all-time. His 484 wins rank 3rd all-time among NHL goaltenders. His son, Dayn, is also a goaltender, currently playing for the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Belfour was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the 2011 class, his first year of eligibility. In addition Belfour is one of only two players to have won an NCAA championship, an Olympic Gold medal, and a Stanley Cup (the other such player is Neal Broten).

His characteristic face mask earned him the sobriquet "Eddie the Eagle", and some of his quirks and off-ice antics earned him the nickname "Crazy Eddie".

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The tradition makes for a great atmosphere. You have both teams fan in the building. These games are a lot of fun to play.

It's just unbelievable to be in the same ballpark as him, ... I just wish he was alive to meet him.

I had a chance to read his biography, ... He was a fierce competitor, very acrobatic and obviously very brave, not wearing a mask most of his career. I'm just honored to be tied with him.

Never in my wildest dreams.

It's indescribable. I've been real fortunate to be on a lot of great teams.

I felt bad about that stupid play. It's just frustrating, it's a new rule and you just have to deal with it.

It (moving into second alone) would be nice but it didn't happen tonight.