Eddie Giacomin (born June 6, 1939 in Sudbury, Ontario) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League, as well as the Providence Reds of the American Hockey League.
Giacomin was a crowd favorite while in New York and he was nicknamed "Fast Eddie". He won the 1971 Vezina Trophy and played a key role in the Rangers' finals appearence in 1972. Many fans were angered when he was traded to the Red Wings in 1975. During his first game back at the Madison Square Garden after the transaction, New York fans rooted for him and his new team.
Giacomin holds the New York Rangers career shutout record with 49. His #1 was the second jersey number retired by the Rangers, on March 15, 1989, joining Rod Gilbert. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1987.
In the late 1980's, Eddie was mugged in broad daylight outside Madison Square Garden.