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Grant Fuhr

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr

Profession: NHL Goalie


Biography: Best remembered for a decade of stellar play for the Edmonton Oilers in the 1980s. He backstopped the team to four Stanley Cups in five seasons. He is the first black hockey player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Born: September 28, 1962
Birthplace: Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
Age: 59 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 1982-01-16 Edmonton's rookie goaltender Grant Fuhr has his 23-game unbeaten streak end with a 7-1 Oilers' defeat in Toronto
  • 1986-02-04 38th NHL All-Star Game, Hartford Civic Centre: Wales Conference beats Campbell Conference, 4-3 (OT); MVP: Grant Fuhr, Edmonton Oilers, G
  • 1991-02-18 Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0
  • 1999-10-22 NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers)
  • 2003-11-03 Grant Fuhr, Pat LaFontaine, Red Wings owner Mike Illitch and Ottawa 67’s coach Brian Kilreais are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

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