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Curtis McElhinney

Curtis McElhinney  #30

NUMBER: 30 BIRTHDATE: May 23, 1983  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: London, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: CGY / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 6th   (176th overall)
Last Game: Served as backup for 5th-straight game on 11/28 at STL. 2014-15: Recorded NHL career highs in wins (12), games (32) and minutes (1,710) for the second-straight season... Made a career-high 48 saves on career-high 52 shots faced on 4/11 at NYI (5-4 SOW)... Played in his 100th career NHL game on 10/31 vs. TOR. Career: Set career NHL highs in wins (10), appearances (28, tied) and minutes (1,423)... Won CBJ debut on 10/20/13 vs. VAN... Finished 10th in AHL with 2.32 GAA and 1st with franchise-record 9 shutouts in 2012-13... Recipient of Springfield s Ross Lowe Memorial Award as Team MVP in 2012-13... Made 15 saves on 16 shots for Team East at 2013 AHL All-Star Classic... Named CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for October... Made NHL debut (w/CGY) on 10/27/07 vs. SJS... Spent 4 seasons (2001-05) with WCHA's Colorado College (62-16, 2.32, .912)... Led Tigers to NCAA Frozen Four appearance in 2005.
WCHA First All-Star Team (2003, 2005) NCAA West Second All-American Team (2003) NCAA West First All-American Team (2005) AHL Second All-Star Team (2007, 2013) Traded to Anaheim by Calgary for Vesa Toskala, March 3, 2010. Traded to Tampa Bay by Anaheim for Dan Ellis, February 24, 2011. Claimed on waivers by Ottawa from Tampa Bay, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 4, 2011. Traded to Columbus by Phoenix with Ottawa's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Philadelphia Philadelphia selected Anthony Stolarz) in 2012 Entry Draft and Phoenix's 4th round choice (later traded to Philadelphia, later traded to Los Angeles Los Angeles selected Justin Auger) in 2013 Entry Draft for Antoine Vermette, February 22, 2012.
Quote of the Day

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
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