Curtis McElhinney
Curtis McElhinney
Curtis McElhinney
Curtis McElhinney
35-Year-Old G
2017–18 NHL Stats
2018–19 NHL Projections
W
11
L
5
SO
3
GAA
2.14
SV%
.934
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
McElhinney had the best season of his career as Freddy Andersen's backup in 2017-18. He posted an 11-5-1 record with a sterling 2.15 GAA, .934 save percentage and three shutouts. But at 35 years old, McElhinney may not be able to replicate those incredible numbers. Garret S... read more
McElhinney had the best season of his career as Freddy Andersen's backup in 2017-18. He posted an 11-5-1 record with a sterling 2.15 GAA, .934 save percentage and three shutouts. But at 35 years old, McElhinney may not be able to replicate those incredible numbers. Garret Sparks and Calvin Pickard are champing at the bit in the AHL -- they're both ready to move up to the NHL and McElhinney's contract ($800,000) makes him an ideal trade candidate. Whether he plays in Toronto or in another city, McElhinney will be a 20-game starter. His fantasy value is restricted to spot starts in daily leagues, at best.
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6'2"   WT: 200 lbs.   DOB: 5/23/1983   Drafted: 6th Rd, #176 Overall in 2002Show Contract
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Curtis McElhinney Contract Info:
Signed a two-year, $1.7 million contract extension with the Maple Leafs in July of 2017.
Impenetrable on Friday
GToronto Maple Leafs
September 22, 2018
McElhinney was a perfect 20-for-20 in save opportunities over the first half of Friday's 5-3 home win over the Sabres.
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Curtis McElhinney NHL Stats
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Curtis McElhinney 2017–18 NHL Game Log
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Curtis McElhinney 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
#2 Goalie
TOR Goalie Depth Chart
2017–18 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    54:24
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  1. Curtis McElhinney 2018–19 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Curtis McElhinney 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
    McElhinney is back as the Buds' backup after delivering a 6-7-0 record in 14 games for the team after he arrived off waivers in January 2017. He delivered a 2.85 GAA and .914 save percentage, and most importantly, he played strong enough hockey that the young team in front of him didn't have to change its style to compensate. McElhinney will likely see 20-25 games for the Leafs this season and may bring value off the wire in daily formats. Otherwise, he's not much of a fantasy consideration.
  3. Curtis McElhinney 2016–17 Preseason Outlook
    McElhinney endured a rough 2015-16 campaign, as a knee injury prevented him from taking advantage of Sergei Bobrovsky's own health woes and led to his worst statistical season in a Columbus uniform. The 32-year-old now has competition for the backup job behind Bobrovsky from youngsters Joonas Korpisalo and Anton Forsberg, both of whom excelled in the AHL while holding their own in brief NHL stints. Even if McElhinney is fully healthy this year, his time with the Blue Jackets could be drawing to a close as the team continues to look toward the future.
  4. Curtis McElhinney 2015–16 Preseason 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 healthy, McElhinney's workload is expected to dip back toward 20 starts. Of course, the Russian netminder has certainly not been immune to injury throughout his career, so McElhinney will surely be ready on standby as necessary.
  5. Curtis McElhinney 2014–15 Preseason 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 the NHL. Unless Bobrovsky gets hurt, McElhinney won't have much fantasy relevance.
  6. Curtis McElhinney 2013–14 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Curtis McElhinney 2012–13 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Curtis McElhinney 2011–12 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  9. Curtis McElhinney 2010–11 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  10. Curtis McElhinney 2009–10 Preseason Outlook
    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).
  11. Curtis McElhinney 2008–09 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  12. Curtis McElhinney 2007–08 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  13. Curtis McElhinney 2006–07 Preseason Outlook
    McElhinney will likely toil in the minors for all of 2006-07; the Flames have enough depth at the goaltender position at the moment.
Curtis McElhinney News Updates
Drawing another start
GToronto Maple Leafs
September 21, 2018
McElhinney is projected to start Friday evening against the visiting Sabres, according to Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca.
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Bounces back after early goal against
GToronto Maple Leafs
September 18, 2018
McElhinney gave up one goal on 13 shots before giving way to Garret Sparks in Tuesday's 4-1 preseason win over the Senators.
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Gets starting nod Tuesday
GToronto Maple Leafs
September 18, 2018
McElhinney will protect the net in Tuesday's preseason game against the Senators, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
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Will join Canada for Worlds
GToronto Maple Leafs
April 27, 2018
McElhinney will play for Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Championship, Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun reports.
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