HOCKEY / GOALTENDER

GRANT FUHR

United States

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Quick Stats
Nationality
United States
Age
52
Sport
Hockey

Grant Fuhr is widely regarded as the greatest National Hockey League (NHL) goaltender in the history of the sport. He is best remembered for a decade of stellar play with the Edmonton Oilers in the 1980s where he backstopped the team to four Stanley Cups in five seasons. When Edmonton contended for the Stanley Cup again in the spring of 1987, Grant had an astounding goals-against average of 2.46 through nineteen games. He won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goaltender for that season.

A five-time All-Star, Grant won the William N. Jennings Trophy in 1994 and was named to Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2003, Grant became the first black hockey player to be named to the Hockey Hall of Fame. He is now a goalkeeper coach for the Phoenix Coyotes.