Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Curtis McElhinney
Curtis McElhinney was born May 23, 1983 in London, Ontario. The sixth round, 176th overall selection of the Calgary Flames in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, McElhinney is a graduate of Colorado College.

A highly skilled goaltender, McElhinney played 90 collegiate games at Colorado College and posted a respectable 62-15-8 during his tenure. After his senior year at the college, he was named the WCHA Goalie of the Year and was named to the WCHA First All-Star Team as well as the NCAA West First All-American Team. The London, Ontario native struggled to win games in his rookie season as a professional netminder in Omaha, however returned to the club in 2006-07 to record 35 wins, which included seven shutouts, and lead the club into the AHL playoffs.

In 2007-08, McElhinney made his first NHL start on November 25th, 2007 with the Flames and went on to spend the majority of his time with the club's AHL affiliate.

On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, McElhinney was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for fellow goaltender Vesa Toskala.

During the 2010-11 season McElhinney appeared in 21 games for the Ducks, but on February 24, 2011, the goaltender found himself on the move again. This time he was sent to Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Dan Ellis.

McElhinney barely had time to unpack in Florida however before he was on the move again. Just four days after being acquired by the Lightning, he was claimed off waivers by the Ottawa Senators.

On July 4, 2011,McElhinney signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Phoenix Coyotes.

On February 22, 2012 McElinney was traded along with a draft pick to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for for Antoine Vermette.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1999-00 Notre Dame Midget Hounds SMHL
2000-01 Notre Dame Hounds SJHL
2001-02 Colorado College WCHA 9 6 0 1 1 2.04
2002-03 Colorado College WCHA 37 25 6 5 4 2.37
2003-04 Colorado College WCHA 19 10 6 1 2 2.42
2004-05 Colorado College WCHA 26 21 4 1 2 2.24
2005-06 Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights AHL 33 9 14 2 3 2.52
2006-07 Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights AHL 57 35 17 1 7 2.13 5 2 3 0 0 2.12
2007-08 Calgary Flames NHL 5 0 2 0 0 2.00
2007-08 Quad City Flames AHL 41 20 18 2 3 2.28
2008-09 Calgary Flames NHL 14 1 6 1 0 3.59 1 0 0 0 0 1.76
2009-10 Calgary Flames NHL 10 3 4 0 0 3.23
2009-10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 10 5 1 2 0 2.76
2010-11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 21 6 9 1 2 3.43
2010-11 Ottawa Senators NHL 7 3 4 0 0 2.56
2011-12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 1 0 0 0 1.67
2011-12 Portland Pirates AHL 25 10 13 0 0 3.04
2012-13 Springfield Falcons AHL 49 29 16 3 9 2.32 8 3 5 0 3.10
NHL Totals 69 19 26 4 2 3.09 1 0 0 0 0 1.76


WCHA First All-Star Team (2003, 2005)
NCAA West Second All-American Team (2003) NCAA West First All-American Team (2005) AHL Second All-Star Team (2007, 2013)
Traded to Anaheim by Calgary for Vesa Toskala, March 3, 2010. Traded to Tampa Bay by Anaheim for Dan Ellis, February 24, 2011. Claimed on waivers by Ottawa from Tampa Bay, February 28, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 4, 2011. Traded to Columbus by Phoenix with Ottawa's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Philadelphia - Philadelphia selected Anthony Stolarz) in 2012 Entry Draft and Phoenix's 4th round choice (later traded to Philadelphia, later traded to Los Angeles - Los Angeles selected Justin Auger) in 2013 Entry Draft for Antoine Vermette, February 22, 2012.