27 Facts About Curtis Joseph


Curtis Shayne Joseph is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former professional player.

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Curtis Joseph played for the Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes and Calgary Flames.

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Curtis Joseph was a member of Canada's gold medal-winning team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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Curtis Joseph retired with the most career wins of any goaltender in NHL history who never played on a Stanley Cup-winning team, and was the first goaltender to have 30 or more wins in a regular season for five different teams.

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Curtis Joseph was born on April 29,1967 to unmarried teenage parents.

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Curtis Joseph knew Jeanne from the nursing home where they both worked and thought that the Eakinses could provide a better life for him.

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Curtis Joseph was named Curtis after his birth father, Curtis Nickle.

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Curtis Joseph has three older stepsisters and a stepbrother from a previous marriage.

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The majority of his childhood, Curtis Joseph was raised in the East Gwillimbury community of Sharon.

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Curtis Joseph initially attended Whitchurch Highlands Public School and then Huron Heights Secondary School.

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Curtis Joseph grew up playing hockey for the East Gwillimbury Eagles of the OMHA until moving west to play for Notre Dame College in.

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Curtis Joseph began his college play at the University of Wisconsin.

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Curtis Joseph broke into the NHL in 1989, playing for the St Louis Blues.

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Curtis Joseph seemed to be the answer the Devils were looking for in goal, but the case went to arbitration, and a judge ruled that Stevens was to be awarded to the Devils in September 1991.

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Curtis Joseph signed a contract with the IHL's Las Vegas Thunder and dominated, reminding the NHL that he deserved to be there.

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Curtis Joseph backstopped the Oilers to first round playoff upsets of the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche in 1997 and 1998, respectively, their first playoff series wins since 1992.

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Curtis Joseph played a key role in the Leafs' run to the Eastern Conference Finals in 1999 and 2002.

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Curtis Joseph's move to Detroit was highly publicized and unpopular in Toronto.

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Curtis Joseph took the reins in game 5 and delivered, winning two straight and helping Detroit defeat the Nashville Predators in six games.

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Curtis Joseph was statistically the top goaltender in the 2004 playoffs.

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Curtis Joseph had shown interest in re-joining the Toronto Maple Leafs, indicating that he would be fine with a back-up role and a reduced salary.

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On July 1,2008, Curtis Joseph rejoined the Toronto Maple Leafs by signing a 1-year, $700,000 contract.

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Curtis Joseph served primarily as a back-up for most of the season, only playing 21 games.

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Curtis Joseph announced his retirement on January 12,2010, in Toronto.

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Curtis Joseph was a member of the Canada men's national ice hockey team, having played for the team in several international tournaments, including the 1996 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, the 2002 Winter Olympics, and the 2007 Spengler Cup.

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Curtis Joseph helped lead the team to the Spengler Cup championship on December 31,2007.

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Curtis Joseph has been married twice and has seven children, including a nephew he is raising with his second wife.

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