15. Don Edwards

15. Don Edwards

Drafted in the middle of the 1975 Draft, Goalie Don Edwards first made the Sabres roster in the 1976-77 Season, where he played in 25 Games.  The next season, Edwards was the top guy in between the pipes for Buffalo and was emerging in the upper-tier of Goalies.  That year, Edwards led the NHL in Wins (38), Minutes Played (4,206), Goalie Point Shares (15.3), and he was a Second Team All-Star finishing fourth in Hart voting.

That was arguably the best year of Edwards’ career, but he had a lot left.  The Sabres’ Goalie was tenth in Hart voting in 1978-79 and was a Second Team All-Star again the following year while sharing the Vezina with Bob Sauve.  Edwards played two more years, which were decent before he was traded to Calgary after the 1981-82 Season.

Edwards had a record of 156-83-61 as a Sabre with a 2.91 GAA and was named to the Sabres Hall of Fame in 2000.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Goalie
  • Acquired: Selected in the 5th Round, 89th Overall in the NHL Draft 6/3/75.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Calgary Flames with Richie Dunn, Buffalo’s 1982 2nd Round Pick (Richard Kromm) and Buffalo’s 1983 1stRound Pick (which would be Dan Quinn) for Calgary’s 1st and 2nd 1982 Picks (which were Paul Cyr and Jens Johansson respectively) and Calgary’s 1983 1st and 2nd Round Pick (which would be Normand Lacombe and John Tucker respectively) 2/28/14.

  • Games Played: 307
  • Notable Statistics:

    156 Wins                        
    83 Losses
    61 Ties
    2.91 Goals Against Average
    .896 Save Percentage
    64.2 Goalie Point Shares
    13-18 Playoff Record, 3.19 GAA

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Vezina Trophy (1980)
    Second Team All-Star (1978 & 1980)
    All-Star Game (1980 & 1982)
    Most Games Played by a Goalie (1977-98)
    Most Wins (1977-78)
    Most Shutouts (1980-81)
    Most Minutes Played (1977-78)
    Most Goalie Point Shares (1977-78 & 1981-82)

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