This week in 2002, Ed Belfour makes Maple Leafs debut recording a shutout


Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Thursday! 

This week in 2002 (Oct. 10), Ed Belfour made his debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs recording a shutout.

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He had signed with the Leafs the July prior and was looking to rebound after a brutal season with the Dallas Stars — and that’s exactly what he did. He got off to a hot start in that first game as he stopped 33 shots en route to shutting out the Pittsburgh Penguins.

While he had a “rough” October recording a .909 save percentage, he blew the doors off the rest of the year. Playing in 62 games, he posted a 37-20-5 record with a .922 save percentage.

Over those three years in Toronto, he put up the best numbers of his career. He posted a 93-61-15 record and a .912 save percentage.

Belfour spent two more years in Toronto, before playing one season in Flordia prior to retiring.

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