– Ron Francis
, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has hired Curtis Joseph as its goaltending consultant.
“We are thrilled that Curtis has chosen to be a part of our organization,” said Francis. “His playing career speaks for itself, and his experience in the game and knowledge of the goaltending position will be an asset to the Hurricanes.”
As goaltending consultant, Joseph will work closely with the Hurricanes’ netminder prospects at the American Hockey League (AHL) level in Charlotte. He will also be a resource for the team’s drafted goaltenders in the junior and college ranks, and be available for special assignments as needed.
Joseph, 49, appeared in 943 career regular-season games during an 18-year career, compiling a record of 454-352-90 with the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes and Calgary Flames. The Keswick, Ont., native earned 51 career shutouts and had a career goals-against average of 2.79. Joseph also appeared in 132 career Stanley Cup playoff games, going 63-66 with a 2.45 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in the postseason. He was a three-time NHL All-Star (1994, 1999, 2000) and won a gold medal with Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Following the 1999-00 season, Joseph was awarded the King Clancy Trophy, given for exemplifying leadership qualities on and off the ice and making noteworthy humanitarian contributions to his community.