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Roy Edwards
Roy Edwards
Goaltender
Number: 30
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 165
Catches: Right
Born: Mar 12, 1937
Birthplace: Seneca Township, ON, Canada
Acquired: 1. Traded to Detroit by Pittsburgh for Hank Bassen on September 7, 1967; 2. Traded to Detroit by Pittsburgh for cash on October 6, 1972.
Roy Edwards played his junior hockey with the St. Catharines Teepees along with such future NHL stars as Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita. Then, at 21, he played for the world champion Whitby Dunlops in 1958, where one of his teammates was future Boston general manager Harry Sinden. Edwards had a perfect record in the tournament going 7-0-0 with a sparkling 0.86 GAA and three shutouts. The Canadians outscored their opposition 82-6.

Edwards played for 10 teams in six pro leagues over a 17-year span, including the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL. He broke in with the Red Wings as a 30-year-old rookie in 1967-68 and won 68 games in his first four seasons before fracturing his skull during a 1971 game. He was named the Wings' MVP in 1969-70, beating out the legendary Gordie Howe. Edwards had planned on retiring after the 1970-71 season but was claimed by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He attended training camp and was the team's best goalie, but he opted to retire due to the after-effects of his head injury. Nonetheless, he got restless not playing and rejoined the Penguins partway through the season before promptly retiring again after just 15 games. The Red Wings reacquired Edward's rights before the 1972-73 season and he came out of retirement to post a league high six shutouts playing in 52 games for Detroit. He would retire for good at the age of 36 after dressing for four games in 1973-74.

Roy was the uncle of Don Edwards, star goalie for the Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1970s and 1980s.

Courtesy of Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80