Don Edwards’ short time as a Calgary Flames goaltender came to an end today in 1985.
He was originally acquired by the Flames from the Buffalo Sabres in a massive deal in June 1982. Calgary got Edwards, Richie Dunn and a 1982 2nd round pick used to select Rich Kromm.
In return, the Flames gave up a first-round pick in 1982, used to Paul Cyr, and second-round picks in ’82 and 1983, used to select Jens Johansson and John Tucker, respectively.
Edwards’ time in Calgary was largely sub-par at best. In 114 games played, he won only 40 games stopping 87.4 percent of the shots he faced. He had a pretty big drop off in his play in Calgary. in 1979-80, he had won the Vezina trophy and for the five years prior to his trade, he was voted to two NHL all-star games.
And today, in 1985, Edwards was flipped to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for future considerations that later became a 1987 4th round pick. Calgary selected right-winger Tim Harris, who never played an NHL game.
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