Curtis Joseph – Goaltender (1989-2009)
Curtis Joseph played in 19 NHL seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes and Calgary Flames.
Joseph also represented Canada at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey (receiving the silver medal), the 1996 IIHF World Hockey Championship (receiving the silver medal) and the 2002 Olympic Games (winning the gold medal).
Curtis Joseph was a goalie who always found a way to win games no matter what team he played with. As a result, he is ranked 7th in all-time NHL career wins. He is the winningest eligible goalie in NHL history to not be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The main criticism about Curtis Joseph as far as a Hall of Fame induction seems to be his lack of hardware besides the winning the King Clancy trophy in 2001 while with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Joseph never won a Stanley Cup or a Vezina trophy, but he played in the same era as Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur, Dominik Hasek and Ed Belfour and still managed to be nominated for the Vezina twice. He was also fourth in Hart trophy voting in 1999 while with the Toronto Maple Leafs and lead the NHL in save percentage during the 1992-93 season.
Curtis Joseph was inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame in 2015, and a Hockey Hall of Fame induction should be in his future.
Awards and Honours
King Clancy Trophy Winner 2001
Vezina Trophy Runner-Up 1999
Vezina Trophy Nominee (3rd in voting) 1993
4th in Hart trophy voting 1999
11th in Hart trophy voting 2000
20th in Hart trophy voting 1998
4th in Vezina trophy voting 1994
5th in Vezina trophy voting 1997
7th in Vezina trophy voting 1995
8th in Vezina trophy voting 2001
10th in Vezina trophy voting 2002
11th in Vezina trophy voting 1995
4th in Team All-Star voting 1993
4th in Team All-Star voting 1999
5th in Team All-Star voting 2000
7th in Team All-Star voting 1992
8th in Team All-Star voting 1994
8th in Team All-Star voting 1997
Played in two NHL All-Star Games
Olympic Gold Medal 2002
St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Inductee 2015
Career Statistic Achievements
7th Most NHL Career Wins (454)
28th Most NHL Career Shutouts (51)
78th Best NHL Career Save Percentage (.906)
Seasonal Statistic Achievements
NHL Save Percentage Leader 1992-93 (.911)
Top 10 in NHL Save Percentage for five seasons
Top 10 in NHL Goals Against Average for two seasons
Team Canada 1996 IIHF World Hockey Championship
Team Canada 1996 World Cup
Team Canada 2002 Olympics