Curtis McElhinney Carolina Hurricanes Adidas Authentic Home NHL Jersey
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A well-travelled veteran goaltender, McElhinney was starting to shine at Colorado College when the Calgary Flames snagged him in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2002 NHL Draft. In the seasons that followed, he was named the WCHA’s Goaltending Champion twice and finished up with a First Team All-American nod in 2004-05. Turning pro with the AHL’s Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights, the Flames gave him plenty of time to develop and he delivered an excellent sophomore campaign where he led the league in shutouts and skated in the 2007 AHL All-Star Game. Brought up to the NHL ranks for a five-game stint in 2007-08, he saw spot duty with the club wearing the numbers 1 and 31 before being traded to the Anaheim Ducks for Vesa Toskala on March 3, 2010. This was the beginning of a wild odyssey which took him to Ottawa and Phoenix for brief stints before he ended up with the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2013-14. In his second season there, he abandoned number 31 for 30 and remained on the roster until being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2016-17 campaign. He excelled in a backup role wearing the number 35, but a glut of talent in the organization resulted in being put on waivers. The Carolina Hurricanes were happy to claim his rights on October 2, 2018 and he delivered a career-best 20 victories platooning with Petr Mrazek. Thanks to that performance, the Lightning signed him as a free agent on July 1, 2019 and he proved to be a capable backup for Andrei Vasilevskiy.