Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
Curtis McElhinney
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BIRTHDATE: 05/23/1983
AGE: 32
DRAFTED: CGY: 2002-176 overall
 2014-15 Highlights:
• Recorded NHL career highs in victories, games played and minutes for the second-straight season
• Made 30 or more saves 13 times, including five games with 40 or more saves
• Made a career-high 48 saves on career-high 52 shots faced on Apr. 11 at NY Islanders (5-4 SOW)
• Went 5-1-0 with a 2.00 goals against average and .943 save percentage in six starts from Feb. 6-Feb. 19
• Played in his 100th career NHL game on Oct. 31 vs. Toronto
• Nickname is “Mac”
• Began playing hockey at the age of five and idolized Curtis Joseph growing up
• Enjoys fly fishing in his free time and would be a professional fishing guide if he wasn’t a hockey player

Career Highlights:

• Set NHL career high in wins (10), games (28, tied), minutes (1423), saves (572) and shutouts (2, tied) in 2013-14
• Recorded his fourth career shutout on Jan. 2, 2014 at Phoenix (34 saves, 2-0 W)
• Won his Blue Jackets debut, making 37 saves in a 3-1 home victory on Oct. 20, 2013 vs. Vancouver (Named First Star)
• Named a Second Team AHL All-Star after leading Springfield to a division title in 2012-13
• Set record for highest save percentage in one season by a Falcons goaltender with a mark of .923 in 2012-13
• Set Springfield record for most shutouts in a season with nine in 2012-13
• Recipient of Springfield’s Ross Lowe Memorial Award as the team’s Most Valuable Player in 2012-13
• Represented Falcons at the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic
• Named CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for October 2012 after recording five wins and two shutouts, while ranking fourth in the league with a .949 SV% and fifth with a 1.51 GAA
• Won his only NHL start of 2011-12, stopping 28-of-30 shots for the Coyotes on Dec. 31, 2011 at Minnesota
• Recorded the first shutout of his NHL career with 27 saves for Anaheim on Nov. 10, 2010 vs. NY Islanders
• Notched the first win of his NHL career with 35 saves (26 shots) for Calgary on Apr. 11, 2009 vs. Edmonton
• Made his NHL debut Oct. 22, 2007 vs. San Jose and made his first NHL start on Nov. 25, 2007 at St. Louis
• Was named to the AHL Canadian All-Star team and named AHL Goaltender of the Month for April in 2006-07