Team Canada captain Mario Lemieux and goalie Martin Brodeur are surrounded by teammates as they pose for a team photo after they won over Team USA to win the gold medal in hockey Sunday Feb. 24, 2002 at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

Ed Belfour

Team Canada Medal Count

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Goaltender Ed Belfour is an Olympic gold medallist and Stanley Cup champion. In his Olympic debut at Salt Lake City 2002, Belfour did not see any playing time but was part of the team which ended a 50-year Olympic gold medal drought for Canada in men’s ice hockey.

During the 1989-90 season, Belfour played 33 games with the Canadian National Team and began establishing his true potential. At the 1991 Canada Cup, although Belfour did not play, the team went undefeated with two ties, beating the United States to win gold. Belfour also represented Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, capturing gold.

Known as ‘Eddie the Eagle’, Belfour was signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1987. Belfour would go on to play 18 seasons in the NHL, appearing in 963 games and earning 484 wins. In 1999, Belfour won the Stanley cup with the Dallas Stars. Belfour’s individual accolades include the Calder Memorial Trophy (1991), two Vezina trophies (1991, 1993), and four William Jennings trophies (1991, 1993, 1995, 1999).

Belfour was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011 and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2009 with his teammates from the 2002 Olympic hockey team.

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2002 Salt Lake City Ice HockeyMenGold