|McElhinney while with the Calgary Flames.|
| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
193 lb (88 kg)
| NHL Team|
| Phoenix Coyotes|
|Born|| May 23 1983,|
London, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 176th overall, 2002|
|Pro Career||2005 – present|
Robert Curtis McElhinney (born May 23, 1983 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player with the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. McElhinney was a sixth-round selection of the Flames, 176th overall, at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. McElhinney made his NHL debut in the 2007–08 season.
McElhinney played four years of university hockey for Colorado College, compiling a 62–15–8 record in that time en route to winning two Western Collegiate Hockey Association First All-Star Team selections in 2003 and 2005, as well as NCAA Second and First All-American Team selections in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He was selected 176th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
He made his professional debut in 2005–06 with the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights of the American Hockey League (AHL). He tied for the AHL lead in shutouts in 2006–07 while setting an Omaha team record with 44 wins. He played in the 2007 AHL All-Star game, and was named to the AHL Second All-Star Team.
McElhinney split the 2007–08 between the Quad City Flames and Calgary. He made his NHL debut on October 22, 2007 against the San Jose Sharks in relief of Miikka Kiprusoff. He appeared in five NHL games, finishing with a 0–2–0 record and a 2.00 goals against average. He played the entire 2008–09 NHL season with Calgary as Kiprusoff's backup, failing to win in his first 13 appearances of the season. He finally recorded his first NHL win in his 14th game of the year, the last of the regular season, in a 4–1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on April 11, 2009.
|2005–06||Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights||AHL||33||9||14||2||1619||68||3||2.52|
|2006–07||Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights||AHL||57||35||17||1||3181||113||7||2.13|
|2007–08||Quad City Flames||AHL||41||20||18||2||2320||88||3||2.28|
Statistics complete as of the end of the 2010–11 season
|2005–06||Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights||AHL||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights||AHL||5||2||3||311||11||0||2.12|
|2007–08||Quad City Flames||AHL||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
|WCHA First All-Star Team|| 2002–03|
|NCAA West Second All-American Team||2002–03|||
|NCAA West First All-American Team||2004–05|||
|American Hockey League|
|Second All-Star Team||2006–07|||
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Curtis McElhinney player profile. Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved on 2010-01-25.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Hanlon, Peter (2009). 2009–10 Calgary Flames Media Guide (PDF), Calgary Flames Hockey Club, 74.
- ↑ Sportak, Randy (2009-04-12). McElhinney on fire in Flames victory. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on 2010-01-25.
- ↑ Sportak, Randy (2009-07-25). Goin' north nice to Irving. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on 2010-01-25.
- ↑ Coyotes sign McElhinney to one-year deal. The Sports Network. Retrieved on 4 July 2011.
- ↑ Sportak, Randy. "Expecting an in-crease", Calgary Sun, 2009-06-06. Retrieved on 2011-10-26.
- Curtis McElhinney's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Curtis McElhinney's biography at Legends of Hockey
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