Retired NHL netminder Ed Belfour has once again found himself in trouble with the law. But judging by his mugshot from the Warren County Regional Jail, Belfour’s version of ‘trouble’ very well may look particularly enticing.
The Carman product was arrested on Tuesday morning in Bowling Green, Kentucky, following an incident at the Kentucky Grand Hotel. Belfour was allegedly to have been drinking heavily on the building’s first floor, before engaging in a fight with a hotel employee. He then repeatedly hit his fist into hotel walls and windows.
According to the detailed police report, Belfour was “clutching a curtain rod that had been ripped out of the dry wall above a window next to him. The subject was kicking the spa door while he was laying on the ground… He was manifestly under the influence of alcohol, to a point he was a danger to himself and others”.
After damaging hotel property, the former MJHL, NCAA, IHL and NHL all-star was promptly arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place and third-degree criminal mischief.
Both during and following the conclusion of his professional career, Belfour has found his name in the headlines on multiple occasions – all relating to his use of alcohol. Back in October of 2000, Belfour pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour and infamously offered local police “one billion dollars” to release him without charges. He was fined for resisting arrest. Later, in April of 2007, Belfour was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence.
Belfour’s NHL career spanned 18 seasons, in which the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame member held a 484-320-125-14 record in 963 career regular season games. He ranks fourth on the NHL’s all-time wins list, while holding one Calder Trophy, two Vezina’s, four Jennings’, a Stanley Cup and a Hockey Hall of Fame title to his name.