All-Time Stars: The top 5 goalies in Dallas Stars history

DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 26: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on February 26, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 26: Kari Lehtonen #32 of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on February 26, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO – MARCH 16: Goaltender Ed Belfour #20 of the Dallas Stars stetches on the ice before the NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Stars and Maple Leafs tied 5-5. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images/NHLI)
TORONTO – MARCH 16: Goaltender Ed Belfour #20 of the Dallas Stars stetches on the ice before the NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Stars and Maple Leafs tied 5-5. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images/NHLI) /

1. Ed Belfour (1997-2002)

Ed Belfour was somewhat of a well-traveled goalie during his NHL career, but his stint with the Dallas Stars was special. It remains incredible that Belfour accomplished so much while only spending 5 seasons with Big D.

Belfour’s 2.19 GAA in Dallas is tops among all Stars goalies with more than 55 starts. His .910 SV% isn’t too shabby, either. Of course, the crown jewel of Belfour’s tenure was hoisting the Stanley Cup.

Belfour shined during the 1999 Stanley Cup Playoffs and was instrumental to the Stars Western Conference Finals upset of the Colorado Avalanche. The Manitoba native limited the Avalanche to 4 goals in the first 3 games and 1 goal per contest in games 6 and 7.

It does not get much better than Belfour’s 1997-98 to 2000-01 stretch. During such time, the goalie earned 4 All-Star selections, the Jennings Trophy, and Hart and Vezina finalist honors in each season. Belfour also led the NHL in GAA (1.88) in 1997-98 and SV% (.919) in 2000-01.

When considering all that has been accomplished while tending goal for the Dallas Stars, Eddie Belfor reigns supreme.

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