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Curtis McElhinney

32-Year-Old Goalie – Columbus Blue Jackets

2015-16 NHL Stats

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6

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3.33

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.888

2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

McElhinney received his biggest workload ever last year due to Sergei Bobrovsky's injury woes, and he delivered a surprisingly solid .914 save percentage, making him a roughly average NHL netminder. He returns in a backup role this season, and with Bobrovsky currently health...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Ankle    EST. RETURN:  2/9/2016
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 205   DOB: 5/23/1983
BORN: London, Ontario   DRAFTED: 6th Rd, #176 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed with the Blue Jackets on a two-year, $1.6 million contract in June 2015.

February 2, 2016  –  Curtis McElhinney News

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McElhinney (ankle) is traveling with the Blue Jackets on their current road trip and was briefly on the ice towards the end of Monday's practice, The Columbus Dispatch reports.

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Curtis McElhinney NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
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 32 12 14 2 0 2.88 82 949 867 .914
2015-16 32 NHL CLS 15 2 6 2 0 3.33 39 349 310 .888
2015-16 Proj 32 NHL CLS 28 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Curtis McElhinney

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Curtis McElhinney – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Goalie
  1. Joonas Korpisalo
  2. Anton Forsberg
  3. Curtis McElhinney  IR
  4. Sergei Bobrovsky  IR
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Time On Ice Stats

46:49

Average Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Curtis McElhinney was on the ice for 46:49.

3:56

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2015-16

During an average game, Curtis McElhinney was on the ice for 3:56 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 50:50 4:10
2014-15 53:26 4:15
2015-16 46:49 3:56

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Curtis McElhinney
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
2Feb. 5 @CGY Did Not Play
2Feb. 4 @VAN Did Not Play
2Feb. 2 @EDM Did Not Play
1Jan. 26 @MON Did Not Play
1Jan. 25 MON Did Not Play
1Jan. 23 @BOS Did Not Play
1Jan. 21 CGY Did Not Play
1Jan. 19 WAS Did Not Play
1Jan. 16 COL Did Not Play
1Jan. 13 @TOR Did Not Play
1Jan. 12 @NYI Did Not Play
1Jan. 9 CAR Did Not Play
1Jan. 8 @CAR Did Not Play
1Jan. 5 MIN Did Not Play
1Jan. 2 WAS 0 0 0 4.00 4 27 23 .852
12Dec. 29 DAL 1 0 0 3.05 3 43 40 .930
12Dec. 27 @FLA 0 1 0 3.10 3 32 29 .906
12Dec. 26 @TAM 0 0 0 3.00 1 7 6 .857
12Dec. 21 @PIT Did Not Play
12Dec. 19 PHI Did Not Play
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12Dec. 17 @ARI 1 0 0 5.00 5 32 27 .844
12Dec. 15 @DAL 0 0 0 3.00 1 7 6 .857
12Dec. 14 TAM Did Not Play
12Dec. 12 NYI 0 0 1 2.90 3 19 16 .842
12Dec. 10 @WPG 0 1 0 5.17 5 34 29 .853
12Dec. 8 LOS 0 0 1 12.00 2 7 5 .714
12Dec. 5 @PHI Did Not Play
12Dec. 4 FLA Did Not Play
12Dec. 1 @MON Did Not Play
11Nov. 28 @STL Did Not Play
11Nov. 27 PIT Did Not Play
11Nov. 25 @NJD Did Not Play
11Nov. 22 SAN Did Not Play
11Nov. 20 NAS Did Not Play
11Nov. 19 @OTT 0 1 0 2.03 2 28 26 .929
11Nov. 17 STL Did Not Play
11Nov. 14 ARI Did Not Play
11Nov. 13 @PIT Did Not Play
11Nov. 10 VAN Did Not Play
11Nov. 6 @ANA 0 1 0 3.10 3 33 30 .909
11Nov. 5 @LOS Did Not Play
11Nov. 3 @SAN Did Not Play
10Oct. 31 WPG 0 0 0 0.00 0 16 16 1.000
10Oct. 30 @WAS Did Not Play
10Oct. 27 @NJD Did Not Play
10Oct. 24 @COL Did Not Play
10Oct. 22 @MIN Did Not Play
10Oct. 20 NYI 0 1 0 3.10 3 28 25 .893
10Oct. 17 @CHI 0 1 0 3.05 3 29 26 .897
10Oct. 16 TOR Did Not Play
10Oct. 14 OTT Did Not Play
10Oct. 12 @BUF Did Not Play
10Oct. 10 @NYR 0 0 0 3.00 1 7 6 .857
10Oct. 9 NYR Did Not Play

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

McElhinney (ankle) was placed on injured reserve by the Blue Jackets on Monday.

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McElhinney, who left Saturday night's game with a leg injury, will not be available to play when Columbus hosts Minnesota next Tuesday, according to Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch.

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McElhinney was forced to leave Saturday night's game during the overtime period with a leg injury in a 5-4 shootout win over Washington, NHL.com reports.

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McElhinney will start in the crease Saturday night against the visiting Capitals.

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McElhinney set aside 40 of 43 shots Tuesday night, helping the Blue Jackets defeat the Stars, 6-3.

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McElhinney will start between the pipes Tuesday night against the Stars, Dave Maetzold of Fox Sports reports.

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McElhinney stopped 29 of 32 shots in a loss Sunday against the Panthers.

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McElhinney will start between the pipes in Sunday's game against the Panthers.

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McElhinney replaced starter Joonas Korpisalo to start the third period of Saturday's loss to Tampa Bay. He stopped six of seven shots he faced.

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McElhinney gave up five goals on 32 shots Thursday, but still came away with the win in a wild, 7-5 victory over the Coyotes.

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McElhinney will get the road start Thursday night against the Coyotes.

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McElhinney made six saves on seven shots in relief of Joonas Korpisalo in Tuesday's loss to the Stars.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

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 the NHL. Unless Bobrovsky gets hurt, McElhinney won't have much fantasy relevance.

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.