Corey Hirsch led the league in assorted categories quite a few times while playing for the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL. In 1988-89, he posted the most games played by a goaltender (63), the most wins (48), and the most shutouts (3)--and that was just in the regular season. During the playoffs, he led in games played and minutes, with 17 and 1,043, respectively, and total wins with 14. He was voted to the WHL West Second All-Star team that season.
In 1990-91, he went 26-7-1 and led the league with a 3.05 average. That year, he earned a spot on the WHL West's First All-Star team. The following season, Hirsch once again had the WHL's best average with 2.72 and led the league in playoff games (16) and playoff wins (11). He also had the most wins in the Memorial Cup tournament with four. Hirsch was consequently named to the WHL First All-Star team again and also earned the title of Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (1992) and Memorial Cup Tournament Top Goaltender.
In 1992-93, Hirsch made his NHL debut with the New York Rangers, the team that had drafted him in 1991. He played only four games for the Rangers that season and spent most of his time with the Binghamton Rangers of the AHL where he led the league in wins with 35 and an average of 2.79. These numbers earned him a spot on the AHL First All-Star Team, the Garrett Memorial Trophy for AHL Rookie of the Year, and a share of the Holmes Memorial Trophy, which he shared with Boris Rousson.
The 1993-94 season was a busy one for Hirsch, who played 45 games with the Canadian National Team and was also a member of Canada's Olympic Team. He played only ten games for Binghamton that year but was back with them full time the following season. In April 1995, he was traded to Vancouver for Nathan Lafayette, and Hirsch spent the next two seasons in the NHL as a Canucks goalie. In 1997-98 and 1998-99, Hirsch split his time between Vancouver and the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. Although signed as a free agent by Nashville in 1999, and traded to Anaheim in 2000, Hirsch has spent most of the last three years in the minors before leading Canada to the 2003 Spengler Cup title and making firs NHL start in three years with the Dallas Stars.