Stars honor Ed Belfour for Hall of Fame induction

February, 4, 2012
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DALLAS -- Prior to Saturday night’s game against the Minnesota Wild, the Dallas Stars honored former goaltender Ed Belfour for his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame

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Glenn James/NHLI/Getty ImagesFormer goalie Ed Belfour, who won a Stanley Cup with the Stars in 1999, was honored in a pregame ceremony for his Hall of Fame induction.
Former Dallas teammates Joe Nieuwendyk, Jere Lehtinen, Mike Modano and Brett Hull were part of the ceremony, listing Belfour’s career accomplishments which included a Stanley Cup, two Vezina Trophies and 484 career wins, which ranks third all-time in the NHL.

As Belfour walked onto the ice fans greeted him with a chant of “Eddie! Eddie!”

The Stars presented Belfour with a Breitling watch and a plaque that will be displayed in the Stars’ Walk of Legends.

During the ceremony, Belfour was asked about his favorite memory of his stay in Dallas.

“Winning the Stanley Cup in 1999,” Belfour said. “It was a dream come true.”

Prior to the ceremony, Belfour was asked about those “Eddie! Eddie!” chants.

“Oh for sure [I could hear them],” Belfour said. “Yeah, that’s definitely one of those adrenaline builders. It always makes you want to play that much better.”

Belfour, who is building a house north of Dallas, said he has been taking it easy and could get back into hockey someday.

“Just pretty much taking it easy, enjoying my time -- a little bit of fishing, camping, outdoor stuff and hunting, enjoying my family and friends,” he said. “Maybe someday (I’ll get get back into hockey), been building a house the last year and a half has kept me real busy. Now that that’s done, maybe I can look at something like that.”

Belfour was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in November along with Nieuwendyk, Doug Gilmour and Mark Howe.

“That was awesome. It was a great weekend, first class, treated us right from the time we got there,” Belfour said. “My mom and dad and all my friends were there. It was just overall a great weekend and something I’ll never forget.”

Mark Stepneski

ESPNDallas.com
Mark Stepneski joined ESPNDallas.com in July 2010. A former news/special projects producer for KXAS-TV, he has run the Andrew's Dallas Stars Page website since 1997.

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