KINGS ASSISTANT COACH 1995-99
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Don Edwards served as an assistant coach for four seasons with the Los Angeles Kings from 1995-99 working with the Kings goaltenders and goaltending prospects.
Prior to joining the Kings, Edwards appeared in 459 NHL games as a netminder with the Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames and Toronto Maple Leafs. He posted a 208-155-74 record with 16 shutouts and a 3.32 GAA. In the postseason, Edwards posted a 16-21 record in 42 games. He was a second-team NHL All-Star in 1978-80, played in the NHL All-Star game in 1980 and 1982 and shared the Vezina Trophy with Bob Suave in 1980.
Edwards career started with the Kitchener Rangers of the OMJHL, where he was a First-Team All-Star in 1974 and 1975. The Buffalo Sabres picked Edwards 89th overall in the 1975 Amateur Draft and he spent two seasons in the AHL with the Hershey Bears before moving up to Buffalo. While in the AHL, Edwards was named a Second-Team All-Star in 1976.
With the Sabres, he played six seasons before being dealt to the Flames, where he played from 1982-85. In 1986-87, he played for the Maple Leafs, but at just 31 years of age, his NHL career was over. Following his time with the Kings, Edwards was a goaltending coach with the Hurricanes in the 2003-2004 season. He also spent several years consulting with Carolina.
Most recently, Edwards served as the vice president, director of hockey operations, general manager and head coach of the Ontario Provincial Junior League's Oakville Blades.
He was named general manager of the Saginaw Spirit, a junior ice hockey team playing in the Ontario Hockey League, on July 10, 2007.