Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Corey Hirsch
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1987-88 Calgary Canucks AJHL 32 22 5 0 1 3.55
1988-89 Kamloops Blazers WHL 32 11 12 2 2 4.20 5 3 2 0 4.65
1989-90 Kamloops Blazers WHL 63 48 13 0 3 3.82 17 14 3 0 3.45
1989-90 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 3 0 3 0 0 5.65
1990-91 Kamloops Blazers WHL 38 26 7 1 3 3.05 11 5 6 0 4.04
1991-92 Kamloops Blazers WHL 48 35 10 2 5 2.72 16 11 5 2 2.20
1991-92 Kamloops Blazers M-Cup 5 4 1 0 1 2.60
1992-93 New York Rangers NHL 4 1 2 1 0 3.75
1992-93 Binghamton Rangers AHL 46 35 4 5 1 2.79 14 7 7 0 3.32
1993-94 Canada Nat-Tm 45 24 17 3 0 2.80
1993-94 Canada Olympics 8 5 2 1 0 2.18
1993-94 Binghamton Rangers AHL 10 5 4 1 0 3.73
1994-95 Binghamton Rangers AHL 57 31 20 5 0 3.11
1994-95 Canada WC-A 8 4 3 1 0 2.58
1995-96 Vancouver Canucks NHL 41 17 14 6 1 2.93 6 2 3 0 3.73
1996-97 Vancouver Canucks NHL 39 12 20 4 2 3.27
1997-98 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 0 0 0 0 6.00
1997-98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 60 30 22 6 1 3.19 5 2 3 1 2.02
1998-99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 20 3 8 3 1 3.13
1998-99 Syracuse Crunch AHL 5 2 3 0 0 2.80
1999-00 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 19 9 8 1 0 2.68
1999-00 Utah Grizzlies IHL 17 9 5 1 3 2.69 2 0 2 0 1.99
2000-01 Albany River Rats AHL 4 0 4 0 0 5.72
2000-01 Washington Capitals NHL 1 1 0 0 0 0.00
2000-01 Cincinnati Cyclones IHL 13 11 2 0 1 2.15
2000-01 Portland Pirates AHL 36 17 17 2 1 2.91 2 0 2 0 3.55
2001-02 Portland Pirates AHL 23 6 12 5 1 2.67
2001-02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 5 2 3 0 1 2.81
2002-03 Dallas Stars NHL 2 0 1 0 0 2.47
2002-03 Utah Grizzlies AHL 35 14 16 2 0 2.64 1 0 1 0 5.00
2003-04 Timra IK Sweden 5 1 2.11 7 0 1.81
2004-05 Kassel Huskies Germany 12 0 2.68
NHL Totals 108 34 45 14 4 3.12 6 2 3 0 3.72


WHL West Second All-Star Team (1990)
WHL West First All-Star Team (1991, 1992)
WHL Goaltender of the Year (1992)
Canadian Major Junior Goaltender of the Year (1992)
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1992)
Hap Emms Memorial Trophy (Memorial Cup Top Goaltender) (1992)
AHL First All-Star Team (1993)
Dudley ``Red'' Garrett Memorial Award (AHL - Rookie of the Year) (1993)
Harry ``Hap'' Holmes Memorial Award (AHL - fewest goals against) (1993) (shared with Boris Rousson)
Aldege "Baz" Bastien Memorial Award (AHL - Outstanding Goaltender) (1993)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1996)
Traded to Vancouver by NY Rangers for Nathan LaFayette, April 7, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 10, 1999. Traded to Anaheim by Nashville for future considerations, March 14, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Washington, October 27, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, August 14, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Timra IK (Sweden), December 16, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Lausanne (Swiss), June 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kassel (Germany), November 2, 2004.