Allan Bester

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Allan Bester
Born (1964-03-26) March 26, 1964 (age 50)
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings
Dallas Stars
NHL Draft 48th overall, 1983
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1983–1996

Allan Bester (born March 26, 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario)[1] is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender.

Bester played with the Brantford Alexanders of the OHL for three seasons before moving on to professional hockey. He was drafted into the NHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft.

Bester spent parts of 11 seasons in the NHL, beginning in 1983–84. He spent eight years in Toronto, and then was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in 1991. He spent most of his career moving between the NHL and AHL. In 1992, Bester won a Calder Cup with the Adirondack Red Wings. He was awarded the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as playoff MVP. Bester made a short return to the NHL after a five year absence, playing ten games for the Dallas Stars in the mid 90's.

Bester ended his hockey career in the IHL. He played with both the San Diego Gulls and Orlando Solar Bears before officially announcing his retirement in August 1998.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1981–82 Brantford Alexanders OHL 19 4 11 0 970 68 0 4.21
1982–83 Brantford Alexanders OHL 56 29 21 3 3210 188 0 3.51
1983–84 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 32 11 16 4 1848 134 0 4.35 .883
1983–84 Brantford Alexanders OHL 23 12 9 1 1271 71 1 3.35
1984–85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 3 9 1 767 54 1 4.22 .874
1984–85 St. Catharines Saints AHL 30 9 18 1 1669 133 0 4.78
1985–86 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 20 2 0 6.00 .600
1985–86 St. Catharines Saints AHL 50 23 23 3 2855 173 1 3.64 .881
1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 36 10 14 3 1808 110 2 3.65 .889
1986–87 Newmarket Saints AHL 3 1 0 0 190 6 0 1.89 .937
1987–88 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 30 8 12 5 1607 102 2 3.81 .884
1988–89 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 43 17 20 3 2460 156 2 3.80 .890
1989–90 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 42 20 16 0 2206 165 0 4.49 .873
1989–90 Newmarket Saints AHL 5 2 1 1 264 18 0 4.09 .891
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 6 0 4 0 247 18 0 4.37 .860
1990–91 Newmarket Saints AHL 19 7 8 4 1157 58 1 3.01 .909
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 3 0 3 0 178 13 0 4.38 .869
1991–92 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 31 2 0 3.87 .778
1991–92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 22 13 8 0 1268 78 0 3.69 .879
1992–93 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 41 16 15 5 2268 133 1 3.52 .896
1993–94 San Diego Gulls IHL 46 22 14 6 2543 150 1 3.54 .891
1994–95 San Diego Gulls IHL 58 28 23 5 3250 183 1 3.38 .894
1995–96 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 51 32 16 2 2947 176 1 3.58 .889
1995–96 Dallas Stars NHL 10 4 5 1 601 30 0 3.00 .899
1996–97 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 61 37 13 3 3115 132 2 2.54 .903
1997–98 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 26 13 8 1 1330 66 1 2.98 .895
NHL totals 219 73 99 17 11773 786 7 4.01 .883

Post season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1982–83 Brantford Alexanders OHL 8 3 3 480 20 1 2.50
1983–84 Brantford Alexanders OHL 1 0 1 60 5 0 5.00
1985–86 St. Catharines Saints AHL 11 7 3 637 27 0 2.54
1986–87 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 39 1 0 1.54 .941
1987–88 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 2 3 253 21 0 4.98 .844
1989–90 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 0 3 196 14 0 4.29 .883
1990–91 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 20 1 0 3.00 .917
1991–92 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 19 14 5 1174 50 1 2.56
1992–93 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 10 7 3 633 26 1 2.46
1993–94 San Diego Gulls IHL 8 4 4 419 28 0 4.00
1994–95 San Diego Gulls IHL 4 2 2 272 13 0 2.86
1995–96 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 23 11 12 1343 65 2 2.90
1996–97 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 10 4 4 512 27 0 3.16
1997–98 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 2 1 0 76 6 0 4.68
NHL totals 11 2 6 508 37 0 4.37 .870

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8.