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Curtis McElhinney

36-Year-Old Goalie – Carolina Hurricanes

2017-18 NHL Stats

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11

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5

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3

GAA

2.15

SV%

.934

2017-18 NHL Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Hockey 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 Sp...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 203   DOB: 5/23/1983   BORN: London, Ontario   DRAFTED: 6th Rd, #176 Overall in 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Curtis McElhinney Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $1.7 million contract extension with the Maple Leafs in July of 2017.

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McElhinney gave up three goals on 22 shots in Thursday's 4-0 series-ending Game 4 loss to Boston.

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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 OTT 7 3 4 0 0 2.56 17 205 188 .917
2010-11 27 NHL ANH 21 6 9 1 2 3.43 57 516 459 .890
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 18 2 7 3 0 3.31 46 417 371 .890
2016-17 33 NHL CLS 7 2 1 2 0 2.39 15 198 183 .924
2016-17 33 NHL TOR 14 6 7 0 1 2.85 36 418 382 .914
2017-18 34 NHL TOR 18 11 5 1 3 2.15 35 528 493 .934
2018-19 35 NHL CAR 33 20 11 2 2 2.58 85 968 883 .912
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Curtis McElhinney – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Goalie
  1. Petr Mrazek
  2. Curtis McElhinney
Carolina Hurricanes

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

54:24

Average Time On Ice

On average, Curtis McElhinney was on the ice for 54:24.

Year Ice Time
2016-17 54:12
2017-18 54:24
2018-19 59:55
2017-18 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%
Apr 25 @BOS Did Not Play
Apr 23 @BOS Did Not Play
Apr 21 @BOS Did Not Play
Apr 19 @BOS Did Not Play
Apr 16 @BOS Did Not Play
Apr 14 @BOS 0 1 0 5.11 4 23 19 .826
Apr 12 @BOS Did Not Play
Apr 7 @MON Did Not Play
Apr 5 @NJD Did Not Play
Apr 2 @BUF 1 0 0 2.00 2 34 32 .941
Mar 31 @WPG 0 1 0 3.10 3 29 26 .897
Mar 30 @NYI Did Not Play
Mar 28 @FLA Did Not Play
Mar 26 @BUF Did Not Play
Mar 24 @DET Did Not Play
Mar 22 @NAS Did Not Play
Mar 20 @TAM Did Not Play
Mar 17 @MON 1 0 0 0.00 0 33 33 1.000
Mar 15 @BUF 1 0 0 2.03 2 40 38 .950
Mar 14 @DAL 1 0 0 3.75 2 15 13 .867
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Mar 10 @PIT Did Not Play
Mar 5 @BUF Did Not Play
Mar 3 @WAS 0 0 0 0.00 0 9 9 1.000
Feb 27 @FLA 0 0 1 2.86 3 31 28 .903
Feb 26 @TAM Did Not Play
Feb 24 @BOS Did Not Play
Feb 22 @NYI Did Not Play
Feb 20 @FLA Did Not Play
Feb 18 @DET 1 0 0 2.00 2 29 27 .931
Feb 17 @PIT Did Not Play
Feb 14 @CLM Did Not Play
Feb 12 @TAM Did Not Play
Feb 10 @OTT Did Not Play
Feb 7 @NAS Did Not Play
Feb 5 @ANA 1 0 0 2.40 1 16 15 .938
Feb 3 @BOS Did Not Play
Feb 1 @NYR 1 0 0 0.00 0 25 25 1.000
Jan 31 @NYI Did Not Play
Jan 25 @DAL 1 0 0 1.00 1 40 39 .975
Jan 24 @CHI Did Not Play
Jan 22 @COL Did Not Play
Jan 20 @OTT Did Not Play
Jan 18 @PHI Did Not Play
Jan 16 @STL Did Not Play
Jan 10 @OTT Did Not Play
Jan 8 @CLM Did Not Play
Jan 6 @VAN Did Not Play
Jan 4 @SAN Did Not Play
Jan 2 @TAM Did Not Play
Dec 31 @VGK Did Not Play
Dec 29 @COL Did Not Play
Dec 28 @ARI Did Not Play
Dec 23 @NYR Did Not Play
Dec 20 @CLM 0 1 0 4.21 4 37 33 .892
Dec 19 @CAR Did Not Play
Dec 15 @DET 0 1 0 3.16 3 29 26 .897
Dec 14 @MIN Did Not Play
Dec 12 @PHI Did Not Play
Dec 10 @EDM 1 0 0 0.00 0 41 41 1.000
Dec 9 @PIT Did Not Play
Dec 6 @CGY Did Not Play
Dec 2 @VAN Did Not Play
Nov 30 @EDM Did Not Play
Nov 28 @CGY Did Not Play
Nov 25 @WAS 0 1 0 3.10 3 20 17 .850
Nov 24 CAR Did Not Play
Nov 22 @FLA Did Not Play
Nov 20 @ARI Did Not Play
Nov 18 @MON Did Not Play
Nov 16 @NJD Did Not Play
Nov 11 @BOS 1 0 0 1.02 1 39 38 .974
Nov 10 @BOS Did Not Play
Nov 8 @MIN Did Not Play
Nov 6 @VGK Did Not Play
Nov 4 @STL Did Not Play
Nov 2 @LOS 0 1 0 5.26 5 28 23 .821
Nov 1 @ANA Did Not Play
Oct 30 @SAN Did Not Play
Oct 28 @PHI Did Not Play
Oct 26 @CAR Did Not Play
Oct 23 @LOS Did Not Play
Oct 21 @OTT Did Not Play
Oct 18 @DET 1 0 0 3.00 3 33 30 .909
Oct 17 @WAS Did Not Play
Oct 14 @MON Did Not Play
Oct 11 @NJD Did Not Play
Oct 9 @CHI Did Not Play
Oct 7 @NYR Did Not Play
Oct 4 @WPG Did Not Play

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

McElhinney will guard the cage in Thursday's Game 4 against the Bruins in Carolina, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.

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McElhinney made 29 saves in a 2-1 loss to Boston on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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McElhinney will tend the home goal for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Bruins, Michael Smith of the Hurricanes' official site reports.

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McElhinney stopped 26 of 28 shots in Friday's 5-2 win over the Islanders in Game 4.

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McElhinney will patrol the crease in Friday's Game 4 against the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

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McElhinney turned aside 28 of 30 shots during Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Islanders in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinals.

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McElhinney will get the starting nod at home for Game 3 against the Islanders on Wednesday, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.

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McElhinney stopped all 17 shots he faced in relief of Petr Mrazek (lower body) during Sunday's 2-1 win over the Islanders in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference second-round series.

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McElhinney stopped 28 of 31 shots in Saturday's win over the Flyers.

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McElhinney will get the starting nod for Saturday's road tilt at Philadelphia, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports.

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McElhinney permitted three goals on 28 shots in Sunday's 3-1 road loss to the Penguins.

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McElhinney will protect the away net Sunday against the Penguins, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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2016-17

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.

2015-16

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.

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.