On March 1, 2002, the Vancouver Canucks announced they would charge Dallas Stars’ goalie, Eddie Belfour for excessive damage caused to the team’s locker room after being pulled in the first period.
Canuck, Ed Javanovski scored on a breakaway by teammate Trevor Letowski 14:31 into the first period. Belfour was pulled from his second consecutive game and replaced by Marty Turco.
Belfour’s $5000 tantrum left the Canucks visitors locker room with two televisions, a VCR and a clock broken and some walls damaged. He returned to the Stars bench for the second period.
The Stars went on to claim a 4-3 overtime victory.
Belfour had a 21-27-11 record following the 2001-02 season. It was not the best year for the 2011 Hall of Fame inductee, but he still managed to back team Canada on the road to an Olympic gold medal in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Belfour started with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1988 and was traded to the San Jose Sharks during the 1996-97 season. He went on to play for the Stars ’97-’02 and the Toronto Maple Leafs for four seasons before finishing his career with the Florida Panthers.
At the end of his career, Belfour held a record of 484-320-125. He made 13 post-season appearances and won the Stanley Cup in 1999 with the Stars.
Belfour recently sold his gold medal along with other memorabilia for $179,000 to start a distillery in Texas with his son, Dylan.
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