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Curtis McElhinney
Curtis McElhinney
Goaltender
Number: 1
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 205
Catches: Left
Born: 23 May 1983  (Age 31)
Birthplace: London, ON, Canada
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Drafted: CGY / 2002 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 6th (176th overall)
2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS:
made his 2008-09 debut making 25 saves on 28 shots on Nov.8 CGY 1 @ CLB 3 ... played the final 40 minutes making 24 saves on 26 shots on Nov.13 CGY 1 @ SJ 6 ... made his second start of the season, making 35 saves on 39 shots on Dec.10 CGY 3 @ DET 4 (OT) ... came in for the 3rd period stopping all seven shots he faced on Jan.4 CGY 2 @ CHI 5 ... started his 3rd game of the season making 33 saves in the loss on Jan.18 CGY 2 @ COL 6 ... started his first career home game making 23 saves on Feb.7 ANA 2 @ CGY 1 ... earned his first NHL win on Apr.11 EDM 1 @ CGY 4 making 35 saves on 36 shots

PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS:
played in his first NHL playoff game making nine saves on 10 shots in 24:31 of ice time on Apr.25 CGY 1 @ CHI 5

2007-08 HIGHLIGHTS

Returned to the line-up on Oct.13 CGY 7 @ NSH 4 after missing three games with a knee injury to start the season ... played in his first NHL game playing 23 minutes and allowing one goal on Oct.22 SJ 4 @ CGY 1... reassigned to Quad City on Oct.23 ... recalled to Calgary on Nov.19 ... made his first NHL start on Nov.25 CGY 0 @ STL 3 making 15 saves, and was named as the games 3rd star... played 35 minutes in relief making 18 saves on 20 shots on Nov.27 CGY 3 @ DET 5 ... reassigned on Jan.16 to Quad City ... recalled to Calgary on Apr.15 … QUAD CITY HIGHLIGHTS: Finished the season with three shutouts, an impressive .911 save percentage, and 20 wins in 41 games …T-7th in the AHL in goals against average (2.28) … made his Quad City Flames debut on Oct. 24th in Milwaukee … recorded his first win as a Quad City Flame on Oct. 9th in a 4-1 win vs. Houston… earned first star honors, while establishing a franchise record with 37 saves, in a 3-1 win over Grand Rapids on Nov. 13th … played his 100th career AHL game on Nov. 15th vs. Lake Erie …earned the first shutout in Quad City Flames history after making 27 saves on Nov. 17th vs. Iowa and earned first star honors in the win … one of four Quad City Flames recalled to Calgary on April 15th following the conclusion of the AHL regular season.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2006-07: Holds the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights franchise record for goaltender victories with 44… and was named to the AHL Canadian All-Star Team during the 2005-06 season … tied for the AHL lead in shutouts (7) … finished second amongst AHL goalies in goals against average (2.13)… ranked 3rd in the AHL in wins (35) … recorded the fourth highest minutes played total (3180 minutes) amongst AHL goalies … was the AHL Goaltender of the Month in April after going 6-0-1 with a 1.26 goals against average and a .940 save percentage … made 12 saves on April 6th vs. San Antonio to earn his 7th shutout of the year … tied a season high with 39 saves vs. Chicago on March 16th … named the AHL Player of the Week (Feb. 19th through 25th) for the second time during the 2006-07 season after going 3-0-0 with two shutouts, a 0.97 goals against average and a .969 save percentage during the week … recorded back-to-back shutouts on Feb. 23rd vs. Milwaukee and Feb. 24th vs. Chicago … shutout Grand Rapids following a season-high 39 saves on Jan. 12th … recorded back-to-back shutouts vs. Houston on Dec. 2nd and 7th … recorded his first shutout of the year with a 27 save performance vs. Syracuse on Oct. 20th  PLAYOFFS: played in five of the six games vs. Iowa … registering a 2.12 GAA and a 2-3 record 2005-06: played in 33 games for the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights (AHL) registering a 2.52 GAA and a 9-14 record along with 3 shutouts.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS
Played 90 collegiate games at Colorado College with a record of 62-15-8 during his college career… selected by the Calgary Flames in the 6th Round (176th Overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.