KENTUCKY- Former goaltender and Hall of Famer, Ed Belfour, 54, was arrested Tuesday, January 28 at a hotel in Bowling Green, KY., after officials were called due to his behavior while under the influence of alcohol.
Police responded to a call at the Kentucky Grand Hotel at approximately 1:30 a.m. after Belfour allegedly attempting to fight a hotel manager while intoxicated. Belfour is said to have also hit and broken a glass window in this incident.
It is said that when police attempted to detain Belfour, he was not cooperative. He was eventually arrested on charges of third-degree criminal mischief and alcohol intoxication in a public place. Belfour was booked into the Warren County Regional Jail and appeared for an arraignment hearing in Warren District Court later that Tuesday morning.
Belfour played the majority of his career with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Dallas Stars during his time with the National Hockey League (NHL). Belfour won the 1999 Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars and was awarded the Vezina Trophy twice for seasons 1990-91 and 1992-93, which is given annually to the NHL’s best goaltender. He also earned an Olympic gold medal during the 2002 Winter Games as a member of Team Canada. He currently sits in fourth place on the NHL all-time wins list. Belfour is one of only two players to have won an NCAA championship, (which he won with the University of North Dakota in the 1986–87 season), an Olympic Gold medal, and a Stanley Cup; the other player is Neal Broten.