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Ducks Acquire McElhinney from Calgary

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
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The Ducks have acquired goaltender Curtis McElhinney from the Calgary Flames in exchange for goaltender Vesa Toskala.

McElhinney on the Trade

McElhinney, 26 (5/23/83), appeared in 10 games for Calgary this season, posting a 3-4-0 record with a 3.23 goals-against average (GAA) and .885 save percentage (SV%). In the month of November, McElhinney went 2-0-0 with a 2.47 GAA and .919 SV% in three games, earning one win in overtime and another in a shootout. On Nov. 4 at Dallas, McElhinney established career highs in saves (38) and shots against (40) en route to his first career road win, a 3-2 decision over the Stars.

Originally selected by Calgary in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, McElhinney has appeared in three NHL seasons with the Flames. In 29 career NHL games, McElhinney has posted a 4-12-0 record with a 3.23 GAA and a .889 SV%. He made his NHL debut on Nov. 25, 2007 at St. Louis and earned his first career NHL win on Apr. 11, 2008 vs. Edmonton (4-1). McElhinney has also appeared in three American Hockey League (AHL) seasons with Omaha (2005-07) and Quad City (2007-08), going 64-49-5 with 13 shutouts, a 2.27 GAA and .914 SV%.

Toskala, 32 (5/20/77), did not appear in a game for Anaheim following his acquisition from Toronto with Jason Blake in exchange for J.S. Giguere on Jan. 31, 2010. Toskala posted a 7-12-2 record with one shutout, a 3.66 GAA and .874 SV% in 26 appearances with the Leafs this season. He recorded a season-best four consecutive home wins from Dec. 7-14, stopping 108-of-117 shots for a .923 SV% and 2.25 GAA. The 5-10, 198-pound goaltender also earned his 13th career shutout on Jan. 14 vs. Philadelphia, stopping all 38 shots faced for a 4-0 victory.

A native of Tampere, Finland, Toskala was originally selected by San Jose in the fourth round (90th overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. Toskala has appeared in 260 career games with Toronto and San Jose, going 127-82-25 with 13 shutouts, a 2.77 GAA and .902 SV%. He made 11 Stanley Cup Playoff appearances with San Jose in 2006, posting a 6-5 record with a 2.45 GAA and .910 SV%.
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