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Curtis Joseph

Born:April 29, 1967Draft:Undrafted Blues 1989
Hometown:Keswick, ONPosition:Goaltender
Known For:“Cujo”Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

Curtis Shayne Joseph (né Munro; April 29, 1967) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional player. Nicknamed “Cujo”, Joseph was immediately recognizable on the ice for his masks featuring a snarling dog, drawing inspiration from the Stephen King novel Cujo.

Throughout his NHL career, Joseph played for a number of franchises, rising to prominence during the playoffs with the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He also played for the Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes and Calgary Flames. He last played for the Maple Leafs during the 2008–09 NHL season. He was also a member of Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Joseph retired with the most career wins (454) of any goaltender in NHL history who never played on a Stanley Cup-winning team (which has since been surpassed by Roberto Luongo), and was also the first goaltender to have 30 or more wins in a regular season for five different teams.

Years as an NHL Player: 1989-2009

Years as an NHL Coach: 2016-2017

Curtis Joseph Toronto Maple Leafs
Curtis Joseph, Toronto Maple Leafs (Dave Sandford/Getty Images/NHLI)

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Coaching History

  • OJHL Newmarket Hurricanes (Goaltending Coach) 2013-2014
  • NHL Carolina Hurricanes (Goaltending Consultant) 2016-2017

Achievements

  • OMHA All-Time Great Team (2009)
  • Spengler Cup Winner with Team Canada (2008)
  • Olympic Gold Medal (2002)
  • NHL Leadership-Humanitarian Award (King Clancy Trophy) (2000)
  • World Cup Runner Up (1997)
  • World Championship Silver Medal (1996)
  • NCAA (WCHA) First All-Star Team (1989)
  • NCAA (WCHA) Player of the Year (1989)
  • NCAA (WCHA) Rookie of the Year (1989)
  • NCAA (West) Second All-American Team (1989)
  • SJHL Champion (1988)
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