Edwin Walter "Ed" Chadwick - Born May 8, 1933 in Fergus, Ontario is a retired Canadian ice Hockey goaltender, coach and scout.
Starting in the 1950-51 season, Chadwick played in the OHA-Junior league with the St. Michael's Majors and would play there for three seasons until the 1952-53 season in a total of 135 regular season games and 24 playoff games (13-11).
Chadwick began his professional Hockey career at the age of 19, tending goal for the Pittsburgh Hornets for one game in 1952-52, which was a win.
Chadwick spent two games with the Hornets during the 1953-54 season going 1-1-0, but would also spend time with the OHA-Senior league's Stratford Indians for four games. During the 1954-55 season, Chadwick spend the majority of the year with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the NOHA, playing 38 regular season and 14 playoff games, where he led the NOHA in GAA (2,57), playoffs shutouts (2) and playoffs GAA (2.43) with the Greyhounds in the 1954-55 season. Chadwick also spent two games with the AHL's Buffalo Bisons, posting a 1-1-0 record.
During the 1955-56 season, Chadwick spend the majority of the season with the Winnipeg Warriors of the Western Hockey League, compiling a 39-27-2 record in the regular season and a 16-4 playoff record, helping the Warriors win the President's Cup (Lester Patrick Cup) as league champions and Edinburgh Cup as top minor professional team in Canada. During the season, Chadwick got a chance to play in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs when Harry Lumley went down to injury. Chadwick made his NHL debut on February 8, 1956 vs Montreal Canadiens at Maple Leaf Gardens in a 1-1 tie, and got his 1st victory and 1st shutout on February 11, 1956 vs New York Rangers in a 5-0 win at Maple Leaf Gardens. In five games, Chadwick finished with a 2-0-3 record with the Maple Leafs.
Chadwick made the most of his opportunity, allowing just three goals while registering two shutouts. The game that stood out most vividly in his mind was the first game against the high-powered Montreal Canadiens. For the following two years, Chadwick was firmly installed as the team's number-one goalie, playing in 70 games in both seasons, the first year under head coach Howie Meeker. Billy Reay coached the team in 1957-58, before Punch Imlach took over the reigns in 1958-59, when Chadwick played in 31 games. Chadwick's 140 consecutive regular season games, is still a Maple Leafs team record.
The bulk of the 1959-60 season, Chadwick was sent to the AHL's Rochester Americans, playing in 67 games and finishing with a 39-24-4 record and then 5-7 in the playoffs. Chadwick would received the Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award for fewest goals-against in the AHL and was on the AHL First All-Star Team. Returning to Rochester in the 1960-61 season, Chadwick finished with a 32-35-4 in 71 games.
Chadwick moved to the Kingston Frontenacs for the 1961-62 season, playing 67 games and finished with a 36-23-8 record, then going 6-5 in the playoffs. During that run, Chadwick was traded from the Maple Leafs to the Boston Bruins for Don Simmons, and Chadwick would play four games and put up a 0-3-1 record.
In the summer of 1962, Boston traded Chadwick with Barry Ashbee to the Detroit Red Wings for Bob Perreault. Chadwick never played in Detroit, being sent right to the Hershey Bears of the AHL for the 1962-63 season and had a 34-26-7 record in the regular season with an 8-7 record in the playoffs. Back in Hershey for the 1963-64 season, Chadwick went 31-22-5 in 57 games and 3-3 in the playoffs.
The Bears would traded Chadwick to the Chicago Black Hawks in the summer of 1964, who would place him with the Buffalo Bisons in the AHL for the 1964-65 season; where Chadwick would finish with a 33-21-6 record, then 5-4 in the playoffs. Chadwick's time would decrease significantly in the 1965-66 season, playing in only 34 games and finishing with a 14-18-1; while in the 1966-67 season, Chadwick posted a 5-23-2 in 36 games. Finally in the 1967-68 season, Chadwick only played in 18 games and put up a 5-8-1 record and would retire at the end of the season.
Chadwick would reappear as a scout for the Edmonton Oilers. While with the Oilers, Chadwick would be apart of five Stanley Cup teams with the Oilers (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990) and has his name on the Cup three times with the 1985, 1987 and 1990 teams.