The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender John Curry from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
Curry, 25, made his National Hockey League debut last season playing in three games for Pittsburgh. The netminder posted a 2-1 record, 2.40 goals-against average and .913 save percentage. Curry played his first career NHL game and recorded his first win Nov. 26 at NY Islanders.
This season Curry has led the charge for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, appearing in 31 games with a 16-13-1 record, 2.54 goals-against average and .904 save percentage.
Curry has played the last two-plus seasons in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and owns the franchise record for career wins (73) and wins in a single season (33 – 2008-09). The Shorewood, Minnesota native also became the first goaltender in team history to produce back-to-back 20-win seasons. He led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to the AHL Calder Cup Finals in 2008, going 14-9 with a 2.83 goals-against average in 23 playoff contests.
Curry played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Boston University. He was a finalist for the 2007 Hobey Baker Award and a RBK First Team All-American after leading the nation with seven shutouts and going 17-10-8 with a 2.10 goals-against average in his senior campaign.