Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marv Edwards
Goaltender Marv Edwards took a very long route to the National Hockey League. After spending eighteen seasons playing junior hockey and in the minors, Edwards, who was born in St. Catharines, Ontario on August 15, 1935, finally made the National Hockey League.

Edwards, who broke in with the St. Catharines Teepees and won the Memorial Cup in 1954, went on to play in 12 different cities over the next several seasons. He also suited up for Team Canada for the 1959 World Championships.

In that time, Edwards piled up the honours, three times winning the George L. Davis Trophy for the fewest goals against in the Eastern Hockey League in 1961, 1966, and 1967. He was once named to the EHL's First All Star Team and three times was named to the Second All Star Team. Edwards also was a standout with the Portland Buckaroos where he shared WHL Leading Goaltender Award with Jim McLeod.

Finally after 18 seasons of working toward the pinnacle of professional, Edwards signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins in September of 1967. With the Penguins, he started a single a game, recording a loss.

The rest of that year was split between the American Hockey League and the Central Hockey League where Edwards tended goal for the Amarillo Wranglers.

In June 1969 the Toronto Maple Leafs claimed the veteran goaltender in the Intra-League draft and he went on to play 25 games for them that season. Despite recording a winning record with the Leafs, Edwards spent the next two seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Phoenix Roadrunners.

In 1972, the California Seals claimed Edwards from the Leafs, and he was back in the NHL. Now closing in on 40 years of age, Edwards helped the young Seals franchise by appearing in 35 games over the next two seasons. Following the 1973-74 NHL season, Edwards hung up his pads and retired after 24 years of organized hockey.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1950-51 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 1 0 1 0 0 11.00
1951-52 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 48 2 4.13 13 7 6 0 0 3.62
1952-53 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 36 2 4.14 1 0 5.00
1952-53 Barrie Flyers M-Cup 10 8 2 0 0 3.70
1953-54 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 49 4 3.71 15 1 3.67
1953-54 St. Catharines Teepees M-Cup 11 8 2 1 0 2.51
1954-55 St. Catharines Teepees OHA-Jr. 47 32 13 2 1 3.45 6 0 3.33
1954-55 Buffalo Bisons AHL 2 1 1 0 0 3.00
1955-56 Windsor<196)Chatham Maroons OHA-Sr. 34 0 4.72 11 8 3 0 0 3.45
1955-56 Chatham Maroons Al-Cup 17 8 7 2 0 3.17
1956-57 Chatham Maroons OHA-Sr. 52 28 22 2 5 3.52 6 2 4 0 0 2.33
1956-57 Calgary Stampeders WHL 2 0 2 0 0 2.52
1956-57 Buffalo Bisons AHL 1 0 1 0 0 4.00
1957-58 Windsor Bulldogs NOHA 57 25 30 2 1 3.73 13 7 4 2 1 3.23
1957-58 Buffalo Bisons AHL 2 0 2 0 0 5.00
1958-59 North Bay Trappers NOHA 35 0 5.14
1958-59 Canada WEC-A 2 2 0 0 2 0.00
1959-60 Milwaukee Falcons IHL 64 24 39 1 3 4.62
1959-60 Minneapolis Millers IHL 6 2 4 0 1 2.83
1960-61 Johnstown Jets EHL 64 40 22 2 4 3.36 12 10 2 0 4 1.50
1960-61 New Haven Blades EHL 1 0 3.00
1961-62 Johnstown Jets EHL 55 3 3.51
1962-63 Knoxville Knights EHL 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
1962-63 Nashville Dixie Flyers EHL 68 16 48 4 1 3.85 3 0 3 0 0 4.24
1963-64 Nashville Dixie Flyers EHL 70 37 29 4 5 3.29 3 0 3 0 0 4.67
1963-64 Clinton Comets EHL 3 2 1 0 0 3.00
1964-65 Nashville Dixie Flyers EHL 71 54 17 0 7 2.72 13 8 5 0 1 2.62
1965-66 Nashville Dixie Flyers EHL 71 42 22 7 7 2.45 11 11 0 0 2 1.18
1966-67 Nashville Dixie Flyers EHL 72 51 19 2 6 2.33 14 11 3 0 1 2.07
1967-68 Portland Buckaroos WHL 40 21 16 2 4 2.36 5 1 4 0 1 2.93
1968-69 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 1 0 0 3.00
1968-69 Amarillo Wranglers CHL 39 1 3.18
1968-69 Baltimore Clippers AHL 14 6 7 1 2 3.00 4 1 3 0 0 3.90
1969-70 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 25 10 9 4 1 3.25
1970-71 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 53 27 17 6 2 3.19 7 3 4 0 0 3.51
1971-72 Phoenix Roadrunners WHL 35 19 11 3 1 3.26 3 1 2 0 0 3.55
1972-73 California Golden Seals NHL 21 4 14 2 1 4.32
1973-74 California Golden Seals NHL 14 1 10 1 0 3.92
NHL Totals 61 15 34 7 2 3.77


George L. Davis Jr. Trophy (fewest goals against - EHL) (1961, 1966, 1967)
EHL First All-Star Team (1964)
EHL South First All-Star Team (1965, 1966, 1967)
Leading Goaltender Award (fewest goals against - WHL) (1968) (shared with Jim McLeod)
CHL First All-Star Team (1969)
Traded to Windsor (NOHA) by Chatham (NOHA) for Don Head, October, 1957. Traded to North Bay (NOHA) by Windsor (NOHA) for John Utendale, December, 1958. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, September, 1967. Claimed by Toronto from Pittsburgh in Intra-League Draft, June 11, 1969. Claimed by California (Salt Lake-WHL) from Toronto in Reverse Draft, June 8, 1972.