Known for movies

Short Info

SpouseLisa Fuhr, Jill Fuhr, Corrine Fuhr
FactInducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003 as its first African-American member.


Grant Fuhr is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres and Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League (NHL). He is considered one of the greatest goaltenders of all time. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003.

Fuhr was born on September 28, 1962, in Spruce Grove, Alberta. He is the youngest of three children. His father, Bob, was a truck driver and his mother, Gladys, was a homemaker. Fuhr began playing organized hockey at the age of six. He played minor hockey in Spruce Grove and then junior hockey for the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

Fuhr was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round, eighth overall, of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Oilers in the 1981–82 season. He helped lead the Oilers to four Stanley Cup championships in the 1980s. He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1991 and then to the Buffalo Sabres in 1993. He signed with the Los Angeles Kings as a free agent in 1995. He retired from playing in 2000.

Fuhr finished his NHL career with a record of 403 wins, 295 losses and 149 ties, with a goals against average of 3.38. He was a five-time All-Star and won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goaltender in 1988. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003.

Fuhr has been married three times and has four children. His first marriage was to Cindy Fuhr, with whom he had two sons, Jamie and Jesse. His second marriage was to Vicki Moss, with whom he had a daughter, Jessica. His third marriage is to Jennifer Fuhr, with whom he has a son, Jacob.

Fuhr currently resides in Calgary, Alberta.

General Info

Full NameGrant Fuhr
Height1.78 m
Weight84 kg
ProfessionCoach, Ice hockey player
NationalityCanadian

Family

SpouseLisa Fuhr, Jill Fuhr, Corrine Fuhr
ChildrenKendyl Fuhr, Janine Fuhr, Rochelle Fuhr, RJ Fuhr

Accomplishments

AwardsVezina Trophy, William M. Jennings Trophy
NominationsHart Memorial Trophy

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Wayne Gretzky said in his biography, if he had to play in one game, where he had to put up everything he owned, he would want Fuhr to be his goaltender.
2Pictured on one of six 50-cent Canadian postage stamps honoring NHL All-Stars, issued in a souvenir sheet on 29 January 2005. Others honored are Henri Richard, Bryan Trottier, Johnny Bucyk, Allan Stanley, and Pierre Pilote.
3Given up for adoption at 13 days old. Fuhr, the product of an inter-racial relationship, was adopted and raised by a white couple.
4Suspended for one year for substance abuse, the second-longest drug-related suspension in NHL history. Fuhr was reinstated on 4 February 1991 (27 September 1990).
5Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as its first member of African ancestry (3 November 2003).
6Played for the Edmonton Oilers (1981-1991), Toronto Maple Leafs (1991-1993), Buffalo Sabres (1993-1995), St. Louis Blues (1995-1999) and Calgary Flames (1999-2000).
7NHL First All-Star Team (1988); NHL Second All-Star Team (1982).
8Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003 as its first African-American member.
9His best season as a goalie was in 1987 when he accumulated a league-leading 4,304 minutes played and 40 wins.
10Won the Vezina Award in 1988.
11Awarded the William Jennings Trophy in 1993 for allowing the fewest goals in the regular season.
12Announced his retirement. Fuhr played with Edmonton, Toronto, Buffalo, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Calgary during his 19-year career. [September 2000]
13Won 400th regular-season game. [October 1999]
14Wife: Lisa. Children: Janine, Rochelle, RJ & Kendyl.
15Won five Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990)
16Edmonton Oilers' first-round draft choice (eighth overall) in 1981.

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NHL: New York Islanders 10 Greatest Games2009

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Senseless1998double: Darryl

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul on Ice: Past, Present and Future2015DocumentaryHimself
Canadian Country Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
NHL: Edmonton Oilers - 10 Greatest Games2008Himself
17th Annual American Century Championship2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
16th Annual American Century Championship2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Boys Are Back1989Video documentaryHimself
The Boys on the Bus1987Video documentaryHimself
1984 NHL All-Star Game1984TV SpecialHimself - Campbell Conference Goaltender

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself
The NHL's Masked Men: The Last Line of Defense1998Video documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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