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Getting to know Curtis Sanford

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL --Here’s a closer look at newest Canadiens signing Curtis Sanford.

2-Hockey legends who share Sandford’s date of birth, with Mario Lemieux and Patrick Roy also being born on Oct. 5.

13-Career-best number of wins amassed by Sanford while with the Blues in 2005-06.

35-NHL games played by Sandford last season, one more than Jaroslav Halak.

20-Number of Sanford’s game appearances that have come in way of relief.

3-Goals allowed by Sanford in a 4-3 home-ice loss to the Canadiens on March 10, 2007 while with the St. Louis Blues, still the only time he’s ever faced Montreal.

53-Combined number of goalies drafted in Sanford’s two years of eligibility over which he went completely overlooked in 1998 and 1999.

5-Goalies chosen over those two draft years to have played more NHL games than Sanford, a list that includes Andrew Raycroft, Ryan Miller, Alex Auld, Antero Niitymaki and Craig Anderson.

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