Goaltender Don Edwards turned pro with the Hershey Bears in 1975. The Hamilton, Ontario native had just completed a successful junior career with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. In 1975, Edwards was drafted by the NHL Buffalo Sabres and the WHA San Diego Marineers. Edwards chose the NHL and signed on with the Sabres. Not bad for a youth who didn't start playing goalie until he was 13 years old.
Edwards played 86 AHL games with the Bears before making embarking on an All-Star career with the Sabres. In 1980, Edwards won the Vezina trophy. Other NHL stops included Calgary and Toronto.
Edwards final pro playing experience came back in the AHL with the Nova Scotia Oilers during the 1987-88 season.
This summer brought a new opportunity for Edwards. He was named the new General Manager for the Saginaw (Michigan) Spirit of the OHL.