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Curtis McElhinney

31-Year-Old Goalie – Columbus Blue Jackets

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

McElhinney did yeoman's work as Sergei Bobrovsky's backup last season, seeing action in 28 games with a 2.70 GAA and .909 save percentage. The Blue Jackets seem content to let him caddy for the Russian starter until one of their younger netminders proves they are ready for t...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Upper Body    EST. RETURN:  10/28/2014
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 193   DOB: 5/23/1983
BORN: London, Ontario   DRAFTED: 6th Rd, #176 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets in June of 2014.

October 24, 2014  –  Curtis McElhinney News

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McElhinney (head/neck) has rejoined the Blue Jackets in Anaheim, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Curtis McElhinney NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2007-08 24 5 0 2 0 0 2.00 5 51 46 .902
2008-09 25 14 1 6 1 0 3.59 31 280 249 .889
2009-10 26 20 8 5 2 0 2.99 51 523 472 .902
2010-11 27 NHL ANH 21 6 9 1 2 3.43 57 516 459 .890
2010-11 27 NHL OTT 7 3 4 0 0 2.56 17 205 188 .917
2011-12 28 NHL PHO 2 1 0 0 0 1.67 2 36 34 .944
2013-14 30 NHL CLS 28 10 11 1 2 2.70 64 703 639 .909
2014-15 31 NHL CLS 1 0 0 0 0 4.44 2 17 15 .882
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Curtis McElhinney – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Goalie
  1. Sergei Bobrovsky
  2. Anton Forsberg
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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Curtis McElhinney was on the ice for 27:02.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Curtis McElhinney was on the ice for 2:50 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 50:50 4:10
2014-15 27:02 2:50

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Curtis McElhinney 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Oct. 24 at ANH Did Not Play
Oct. 23 at SJ Did Not Play
Oct. 18 at OTT 0 0 0 4.44 2 17 15 .882
Oct. 17 CGY Did Not Play
Oct. 14 DAL Did Not Play
Oct. 11 NYR Did Not Play
Oct. 9 at BUF Did Not Play

Curtis McElhinney: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McElhinney (head, neck) is feeling better and is expected to rejoin the team later this week, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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The Blue Jackets placed McElhinney on injured reserve Sunday with an upper body injury.

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Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards didn't dismiss the suggestion that McElhinney suffered a head injury or concussion during Saturday's game, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "Iím careful about saying that right now, but obviously he got hit," Richards said. "He was bent over, and Nicky [Foligno] comes sliding into him full-speed."

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McElhinney left Saturday's game against Ottawa with an undisclosed injury, the Columbus Dispatch's Shawn Mitchell reports.

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Coach Todd Richards said the Blue Jackets plan to use McElhinney in the net Saturday against the Senators, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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McElhinney will likely start either Friday or Saturday, the The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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McElhinney made 36 saves Monday in a 2-0 preseason win over the Preds.

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The Blue Jackets have signed McElhinney to a one-year contract extension.

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McElhinney stopped 19 of 22 shots in Friday's loss to the Lightning.

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McElhinney will be between the pipes for Friday's game against the Lightning, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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McElhinney made 25 saves in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over Carolina.

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McElhinney will receive the start Saturday against the Hurricanes, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

After a stellar season for AHL Springfield last season, McElhinney enters camp as the favorite to back up reigning Vezina winner Sergei Bobrovsky. Barring an injury or major regression by Bobrovsky though, McElhinney won't see much action in that role.

2012-13

The veteran netminder will provide AHL depth for Columbus, and could see spot duty with the big club if injuries pile up to Sergei Bobrovsky and Steve Mason. McElhinney has played a total of 30 NHL games over the past three seasons for three different clubs: Anaheim, Ottawa and Phoenix before landing in Columbus.

2011-12

McElhinney spent time in both Anaheim and Ottawa last season, posting a combined 9-13-1 record (including two shutouts) to complement a 3.18 GAA and .897 save percentage. McElhinney will likely not win a considerable netminding role in the desert, but with the Coyotes losing trusted veteran Ilya Bryzgalov to the Flyers, the former Duck will provide experienced depth at the position.

2010-11

McElhinney was traded to the Ducks last March in a swap of backup netminders. After years of backing up Miikka Kiprusoff in Calgary and seeing very little playing time, McElhinney could be in position to make a career-high number of starts behind Ducks No. 1 Jonas Hiller. In leagues that count total saves rather than save percentage, McElhinney may have some value in deeper formats since the Ducks' blue-line corps has significantly regressed following the retirement of Scott Niedermayer. At any rate, look for McElhinney to finish the year with something closer to 15-20 starts than the half dozen or so he was used for in Calgary.

2009-10

Expect McElhinney to play more frequently this season as new Flames head coach Brent Sutter made it clear that he plans to rest starter Miikka Kiprusoff more often. The problem is that McElhinney was horrific in his limited work last season. He managed to win one game while losing six. He also posted an unsightly 3.59 goals against average and an .889 save percentage. With those numbers you wouldn't want him on your team even if he was a starter. If you own Kiprusoff you need to know his name but even if he is pressed into action you would need to be desperate to use him. Keep in mind that if he struggles he could be replaced by either Leland Irving or Matt Keetley who will be biding their time in Abbotsford (AHL).

2008-09

McElhinney looks to be the frontrunner for the No. 2 goalie spot in Calgary, despite being replaced by Curtis Joseph late last season. McElhinney did not play terribly in five games with the Flames last season, putting together an 0-2 record with a 2.00 GAA. Even so, Miikka Kiprusoff rarely gets games off, so McElhinney will see 5-10 games at the very maximum.

2007-08

McElhinney will battle with Leland Irving for the backup spot to Miikka Kiprusoff this preseason. However, even if he wins the spot, he wins a job similar to Brett Favre's backup, as Kipper has played 73 and 74 games the last two seasons. His job would be to keep the sky from falling when Kiprusoff needs a rest and nothing more. McElhinney could be a good starter in the future, but that is a way off.

2006-07

McElhinney will likely toil in the minors for all of 2006-07; the Flames have enough depth at the goaltender position at the moment.