Goaltender Curtis Joseph
will announce his retirement from the NHL at a press conference at Toronto's Air Canada Centre Tuesday according to reports.
The 42-year-old Joseph hasn't played this season after appearing in 21 games with the Maple Leafs last season. He is fourth on the all-time wins list with 445 and was a three-time nominee for the Vezina Trophy, finishing second in the voting in 1999 and 2000.
The native of Keswick, Ontario, played for six NHL teams during his 19-year career (St. Louis Blues
, Toronto Maple Leafs
, Edmonton Oilers
, Detroit Red Wings
, Phoenix Coyotes
and Calgary Flames
). He had seven seasons of at least 30 victories.
Joseph posted a 2.45 goals-against average in 123 career playoff games. He took the Leafs to two Eastern Conference Finals in four seasons, losing in 1999 to the Buffalo Sabres
in five games and falling to the Carolina Hurricanes
in six games in 2002.
Joseph was a member of Canada's 2002 gold-medal winning team at the Salt Lake City Olympics as a backup to Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur