NHL: The best goalie from each franchise’s history (Updated 2023)

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Dallas Stars, Eddie Belfour
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Best NHL goalie from each franchise: Dallas Stars – Eddie Belfour

Fans of the Dallas Stars will have fond memories come back into their minds whenever you hit them with the nickname of “Crazy Eddie” thanks to his dominance in the last 90s and early 00s. A Stanley Cup champion with the Stars in 1999, Belfour was one of the best goalies of all-time as he achieved 484 career regular-season wins protecting the net.

In the Stanley Cup playoffs, Belfour achieved 88 wins over his 20+ year career on top of 14 shutouts when it mattered most. He always wore an amazing goalie mask featuring an eagle as he was always soaring above the competition every single time he hit the ice.

Even though Belfour had stints with several other teams including the Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Florida Panthers, it was Dallas that he’ll be remembered for the most. It’s the only place where most fans will remember him having the most success on.

It was a great sight to see Belfour inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the first year of eligibility back in 2011. Keep in mind, he went undrafted into the NHL and still made it to the top.