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Grant Fuhr

Biography

Hall of Popularity NHL goaltender who won six Stanley Glass Championships alongside the fantastic Wayne Gretzky in the Edmonton Oilers from 1984 to 1990. He was a 6-period All-Star as well as the receiver of the 1988 Vezina Trophy because the league’s best goaltender. He started his professional profession using the WHL’s Victoria Cougars in 1979 and he was chosen 8th overall within the 1981 NHL Draft with the Oilers. He retired with several NHL information, including most helps by way of a goaltender within a period (14 in 1983-84) & most consecutive performances by way of a goaltender within a period (76 in 1995-96). He wedded Lisa Cavanaugh in 2014. Superstar forward Tag Messier was another potential Hall of Famer around the famous Oilers from the 1980s.

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Full Name Grant Fuhr
Date Of Birth September 28, 1962
Place Of Birth Canada
Height 1.78 m
Weight 84 kg
Profession Hockey Player
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Lisa Fuhr, Jill Fuhr, Corrine Fuhr
Children Kendyl Fuhr, Janine Fuhr, Rochelle Fuhr, RJ Fuhr
Parents Robert Fuhr, Betty Wheeler
Awards Vezina Trophy, William M. Jennings Trophy
Nominations Hart Memorial Trophy
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Wayne Gretzky said in his biography, if he had to play in one game, where he had to put up everything he owned, he would want Fuhr to be his goaltender.
2Pictured on one of six 50-cent Canadian postage stamps honoring NHL All-Stars, issued in a souvenir sheet on 29 January 2005. Others honored are Henri Richard, Bryan Trottier, Johnny Bucyk, Allan Stanley, and Pierre Pilote.
3Given up for adoption at 13 days old. Fuhr, the product of an inter-racial relationship, was adopted and raised by a white couple.
4Suspended for one year for substance abuse, the second-longest drug-related suspension in NHL history. Fuhr was reinstated on 4 February 1991 (27 September 1990).
5Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as its first member of African ancestry (3 November 2003).
6Played for the Edmonton Oilers (1981-1991), Toronto Maple Leafs (1991-1993), Buffalo Sabres (1993-1995), St. Louis Blues (1995-1999) and Calgary Flames (1999-2000).
7NHL First All-Star Team (1988); NHL Second All-Star Team (1982).
8Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003 as its first African-American member.
9His best season as a goalie was in 1987 when he accumulated a league-leading 4,304 minutes played and 40 wins.
10Won the Vezina Award in 1988.
11Awarded the William Jennings Trophy in 1993 for allowing the fewest goals in the regular season.
12Announced his retirement. Fuhr played with Edmonton, Toronto, Buffalo, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Calgary during his 19-year career. [September 2000]
13Won 400th regular-season game. [October 1999]
14Wife: Lisa. Children: Janine, Rochelle, RJ & Kendyl.
15Won five Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990)
16Edmonton Oilers' first-round draft choice (eighth overall) in 1981.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NHL: New York Islanders 10 Greatest Games2009

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Senseless1998double: Darryl

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future2015DocumentaryHimself
Canadian Country Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
NHL: Edmonton Oilers - 10 Greatest Games2008Himself
17th Annual American Century Championship2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
16th Annual American Century Championship2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Boys Are Back1989Video documentaryHimself
The Boys on the Bus1987Video documentaryHimself
1984 NHL All-Star Game1984TV SpecialHimself - Campbell Conference Goaltender

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself
The NHL's Masked Men: The Last Line of Defense1998Video documentaryHimself

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