Alumni

ULCC Speaker Series Presents Former Blackhawk Eddie Belfour

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

December 10, 2019: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

An Evening with Former Blackhawk Eddie Belfour

Where

Union League Club
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

During 1990–91 season, Belfour became the starting goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks and turned in what many consider to be one of the best rookie seasons in NHL history. He notched 43 victories in 74 games (both NHL rookie and Blackhawk team records), finished the season with a 2.47 GAA and 4 shutouts. He also led the league in Saves (.910). It was the last time a goalie led the league in Wins, Saves, and GAA until Carey Price achieved the feat in the 2014–2015 season. For his success, he received the Calder Memorial Trophy for outstanding play by a rookie, and is the first person to receive the award under the Makarov Rule because he was a year under the new cutoff age of eligibility, the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender and the William M. Jennings Trophy for fewest team goals-against. He was also nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player, unprecedented at that time for a goaltender and rookie (Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues won the award). He would win the Vezina Trophy again in 1993 and the Jennings Trophy in 1993, 1995, and 1999.

Belfour finished his tenure with the Blackhawks ranking among the team leaders in many goaltending categories. Belfour finished third among all Blackhawk goalies in games played (415) and wins (201) in both categories ranking behind Hall of Famers Tony Esposito and Glenn Hall. Belfour also ranks fourth in shutouts (30), and second in assists (17). Belfour easily ranks as the Blackhawks' goalie leader in penalty minutes, with 242. Esposito, who played in more than twice as many games and minutes as Belfour, had only 31.

The event will begin with registration and a reception followed by conversation with Eddie Belfour at 6:45 p.m. Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. The price per person is $75 inclusive and the Club's reservation policy is in effect.

Cost

$75

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 12/10/2019

Speaker Profiles

Eddie Belfour (Speaker)

During 1990–91 season, Belfour became the starting goalie for the Chicago Blackhawks and turned in what many consider to be one of the best rookie seasons in NHL history. He notched 43 victories in 74 games (both NHL rookie and Blackhawk team records), finished the season with a 2.47 GAA and 4 shutouts. He also led the league in Saves (.910). It was the last time a goalie led the league in Wins, Saves, and GAA until Carey Price achieved the feat in the 2014–2015 season. For his success, he received the Calder Memorial Trophy for outstanding play by a rookie, and is the first person to receive the award under the Makarov Rule because he was a year under the new cutoff age of eligibility, the Vezina Trophy for best goaltender and the William M. Jennings Trophy for fewest team goals-against. He was also nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player, unprecedented at that time for a goaltender and rookie (Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues won the award). He would win the Vezina Trophy again in 1993 and the Jennings Trophy in 1993, 1995, and 1999.

Belfour finished his tenure with the Blackhawks ranking among the team leaders in many goaltending categories. Belfour finished third among all Blackhawk goalies in games played (415) and wins (201) in both categories ranking behind Hall of Famers Tony Esposito and Glenn Hall. Belfour also ranks fourth in shutouts (30), and second in assists (17). Belfour easily ranks as the Blackhawks' goalie leader in penalty minutes, with 242. Esposito, who played in more than twice as many games and minutes as Belfour, had only 31.

The event will begin with registration and a reception followed by conversation with Eddie Belfour at 6:45 p.m. Complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. The price per person is $75 inclusive and the Club's reservation policy is in effect.

 

Questions

Kathy Hurley