Gary Edwards (ice hockey)

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Gary Edwards
Born(1947-10-05) October 5, 1947 (age 66)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
PositionGoalie
CaughtLeft
Played forSt. Louis Blues
Los Angeles Kings
Cleveland Barons
Minnesota North Stars
Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft6th overall, 1968
St. Louis Blues
Playing career1968–1982
 
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Gary Edwards
Born(1947-10-05) October 5, 1947 (age 66)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
PositionGoalie
CaughtLeft
Played forSt. Louis Blues
Los Angeles Kings
Cleveland Barons
Minnesota North Stars
Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft6th overall, 1968
St. Louis Blues
Playing career1968–1982

Gary Edwards (born October 5, 1947 in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1968–69 to 1981–82.

Playing career[edit]

Gary Edwards was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the first round (6th overall) in the 1968 NHL Amateur Draft. Besides the Blues (1968–69 to 1969–70 and 1981–82), Edwards played for the Los Angeles Kings (1971–72 to 1976–77), Cleveland Barons/Minnesota North Stars (1976–77 to 1979–80), Edmonton Oilers (1980–81), and Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82). From 1972–76, he teamed with Rogatien Vachon to give the Los Angeles Kings one of the best goaltender tandems in the NHL. Edwards' best season was 1974-75 when he posted a 2.34 goals against average in 27 games while backing up Vachon. They were a close runner up for the 1975 Vezina Trophy, losing out to Bernie Parent of the Stanley Cup champion Philadelphia Flyers by a mere 4 goals.

Career statistics[edit]

  Regular season
SeasonTeamLeagueGPMinGAENSOGAAWLTSVPct
1966-67Toronto MarlborosOHA837004.62
1967-68Toronto MarlborosOHA41
1968-69Kansas City BluesCHL32176092043.00
1968-69St. Louis BluesNHL140000.00
1969-70Kansas City BluesCHL342040115123.38
1969-70St. Louis BluesNHL1604004.00010
1969-70San Diego GullsWHL31803001.002011020.971
1970-71Kansas City BluesCHL33198085222.58
1970-71San Diego GullsWHL424012003.00400970.890
1971-72Los Angeles KingsNHL442503150223.6013235
1972-73Los Angeles KingsNHL27156094013.629161
1973-74Los Angeles KingsNHL1892950113.23572
1974-75Los Angeles KingsNHL27156161132.341538
1975-76Los Angeles KingsNHL291740103103.55121347310.876
1976-77Los Angeles KingsNHL1050139004.67062
1976-77Cleveland BaronsNHL1799968024.084103
1977-78Cleveland BaronsNHL301700128204.526185
1978-79Minnesota North StarsNHL25133783103.726115
1979-80Minnesota North StarsNHL26153982103.209710
1980-81Edmonton OilersNHL1572944003.62534
1981-82St. Louis BluesNHL1048045015.63151
1981-82Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL636022013.67321
NHL totals286160029739113.408812551----

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
None
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
1968
Succeeded by
Gene Carr