Fandom

Ice Hockey Wiki

Curtis McElhinney

54,238pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Curtis McElhinney
Curtis McElhinney
McElhinney while with the Calgary Flames.
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
193 lb (88 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Phoenix Coyotes
Ottawa Senators,
Anaheim Ducks
Calgary Flames
Born May 23 1983 (1983-05-23) (age 33),
London, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 176th overall, 2002
Calgary Flames
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.

Playing careerEdit

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.[1] 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,[2] and was named to the AHL Second All-Star Team.[1]

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.[2] He appeared in five NHL games, finishing with a 0–2–0 record and a 2.00 goals against average.[1] 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.[3]

The Flames signed McElhinney to a new two-year contract prior to the 2009–10 season.[4] He was traded to the Anaheim Ducks on March 3rd, 2010 in exchange for goalie Vesa Toskala.

On February 24, 2011 McElhinney was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a goalie exchange with the Anaheim Ducks for Dan Ellis. On February 28, he was claimed off waivers by the Ottawa Senators.

McElhinney signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Phoenix Coyotes on July 4, 2011.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
2001–02 Colorado College WCHA 9 6 0 1 441 15 1 2.04
2002–03 Colorado College WCHA 37 25 6 5 2147 85 4 2.37
2003–04 Colorado College WCHA 19 10 6 1 1015 41 2 2.42
2004–05 Colorado College WCHA 25 21 3 1 1490 52 2 2.09
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 Calgary Flames NHL 5 0 2 0 149 5 0 2.00
2007–08 Quad City Flames AHL 41 20 18 2 2320 88 3 2.28
2008–09 Calgary Flames NHL 14 1 7 0 518 31 0 3.59
2009–10 Calgary Flames NHL 10 3 4 0 502 27 0 3.22
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 10 5 1 2 521 24 0 2.76
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 21 6 9 1 996 57 2 3.43
2010–11 Ottawa Senators NHL 7 3 4 0 399 17 0 2.56
NHL Totals 37 18 27 3 3085 161 2 3.13

Statistics complete as of the end of the 2010–11 season

PlayoffsEdit

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA
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
2008–09 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 34 1 0 1.76
NHL Totals 1 0 0 34 1 0 1.76

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
College
WCHA First All-Star Team 2002–03
2004–05
[1]
NCAA West Second All-American Team 2002–03 [1]
NCAA West First All-American Team 2004–05 [1]
American Hockey League
Second All-Star Team 2006–07 [1]

FamilyEdit

McElhinney and his wife Ashleigh had their first child, Trenton, in 2009.[6] He has a younger sister, Alana, who also plays goaltender, for Division I Bemidji State University's women's hockey team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 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. 2.0 2.1 Hanlon, Peter (2009). 2009–10 Calgary Flames Media Guide (PDF), Calgary Flames Hockey Club, 74. 
  3. Sportak, Randy (2009-04-12). McElhinney on fire in Flames victory. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on 2010-01-25.
  4. Sportak, Randy (2009-07-25). Goin' north nice to Irving. Calgary Sun. Retrieved on 2010-01-25.
  5. Coyotes sign McElhinney to one-year deal. The Sports Network. Retrieved on 4 July 2011.
  6. Sportak, Randy. "Expecting an in-crease", Calgary Sun, 2009-06-06. Retrieved on 2011-10-26. 

External linksEdit

This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Curtis McElhinney. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Also on Fandom

Random Wiki