Gary Edwards (ice hockey)

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Gary Edwards
Born (1947-10-05) October 5, 1947 (age 67)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Goalie
Caught Left
Played for St. Louis Blues
Los Angeles Kings
Cleveland Barons
Minnesota North Stars
Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 6th overall, 1968
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1968–1982

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
Season Team League GP Min GA EN SO GAA W L T SV Pct
1966-67 Toronto Marlboros OHA 8 37 0 0 4.62
1967-68 Toronto Marlboros OHA 41
1968-69 Kansas City Blues CHL 32 1760 92 0 4 3.00
1968-69 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 4 0 0 0 0.00
1969-70 Kansas City Blues CHL 34 2040 115 1 2 3.38
1969-70 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 60 4 0 0 4.00 0 1 0
1969-70 San Diego Gulls WHL 3 180 3 0 0 1.00 2 0 1 102 0.971
1970-71 Kansas City Blues CHL 33 1980 85 2 2 2.58
1970-71 San Diego Gulls WHL 4 240 12 0 0 3.00 4 0 0 97 0.890
1971-72 Los Angeles Kings NHL 44 2503 150 2 2 3.60 13 23 5
1972-73 Los Angeles Kings NHL 27 1560 94 0 1 3.62 9 16 1
1973-74 Los Angeles Kings NHL 18 929 50 1 1 3.23 5 7 2
1974-75 Los Angeles Kings NHL 27 1561 61 1 3 2.34 15 3 8
1975-76 Los Angeles Kings NHL 29 1740 103 1 0 3.55 12 13 4 731 0.876
1976-77 Los Angeles Kings NHL 10 501 39 0 0 4.67 0 6 2
1976-77 Cleveland Barons NHL 17 999 68 0 2 4.08 4 10 3
1977-78 Cleveland Barons NHL 30 1700 128 2 0 4.52 6 18 5
1978-79 Minnesota North Stars NHL 25 1337 83 1 0 3.72 6 11 5
1979-80 Minnesota North Stars NHL 26 1539 82 1 0 3.20 9 7 10
1980-81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 15 729 44 0 0 3.62 5 3 4
1981-82 St. Louis Blues NHL 10 480 45 0 1 5.63 1 5 1
1981-82 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 6 360 22 0 1 3.67 3 2 1
NHL totals 286 16002 973 9 11 3.40 88 125 51 -- --

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