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.
|1||Wayne 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.|
|2||Pictured 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.|
|3||Given up for adoption at 13 days old. Fuhr, the product of an inter-racial relationship, was adopted and raised by a white couple.|
|4||Suspended 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).|
|5||Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as its first member of African ancestry (3 November 2003).|
|6||Played 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).|
|7||NHL First All-Star Team (1988); NHL Second All-Star Team (1982).|
|8||Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003 as its first African-American member.|
|9||His best season as a goalie was in 1987 when he accumulated a league-leading 4,304 minutes played and 40 wins.|
|10||Won the Vezina Award in 1988.|
|11||Awarded the William Jennings Trophy in 1993 for allowing the fewest goals in the regular season.|
|12||Announced his retirement. Fuhr played with Edmonton, Toronto, Buffalo, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Calgary during his 19-year career. [September 2000]|
|13||Won 400th regular-season game. [October 1999]|
|14||Wife: Lisa. Children: Janine, Rochelle, RJ & Kendyl.|
|15||Won five Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990)|
|16||Edmonton Oilers' first-round draft choice (eighth overall) in 1981.|
|NHL: New York Islanders 10 Greatest Games||2009|
|Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future||2015||Documentary||Himself|
|Canadian Country Music Awards||2010||TV Special||Himself|
|NHL: Edmonton Oilers - 10 Greatest Games||2008||Himself|
|17th Annual American Century Championship||2006||TV Mini-Series||Himself|
|16th Annual American Century Championship||2005||TV Mini-Series||Himself|
|The Boys Are Back||1989||Video documentary||Himself|
|The Boys on the Bus||1987||Video documentary||Himself|
|1984 NHL All-Star Game||1984||TV Special||Himself - Campbell Conference Goaltender|
|30 for 30||2009||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The NHL's Masked Men: The Last Line of Defense||1998||Video documentary||Himself|
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