The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender John Curry from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
Curry posted a 3-4-0 record in eight games this season Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He has recorded a save percentage of .897 and a 3.36 goals-against average at the time of his recall.
The 5-11, 185-pound goaltender split the 2007-08 season between the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL), the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) and the Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL). Curry posted a 24-12-3 record in 40 contests last year with the Penguins. He ranked fifth with a 2.23 goals-against average and registered a .915 save percentage. The 24-year old posted a 2.83 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage in 23 playoff games, helping the Penguins reach the Calder Cup Finals. Curry was named to the 2008 AHL All-Rookie Team.
The Shorewood, Minnesota native was signed by the Penguins as a free agent on July 13, 2007.