Don Edwards (ice hockey)

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Don Edwards
Don Edwards 1977.JPG
Born (1955-09-28) September 28, 1955 (age 67)
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
Calgary Flames
Toronto Maple Leafs
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 135th overall, 1975
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1976–1988

Donald Laurie Edwards (born September 28, 1955 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada),[1] known as Don Edwards, is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey goaltender who played ten seasons in the National Hockey League for the Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He won the Vezina Trophy along with Bob Sauve in 1980. He played in the 1980 and 1982 All-Star Games and backed up Mike Liut in the 1981 Canada Cup.

On February 24, 1982, Edwards was a part of history as he gave up Wayne Gretzky's 77th goal of the 1981-82 NHL season in a game vs. the Edmonton Oilers at Buffalo Memorial Auditorium. Gretzky broke Phil Esposito's former single season record of 76 goals and finished the year with 92, which still stands as an NHL record.

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  1. Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8.

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