April 29, 1967, Keswick, Ontario
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
182 lb (83 kg; 13 st 0 lb)
St. Louis Blues
Detroit Red Wings
Toronto Maple Leafs
One of the true â€œmoneyâ€ goalies of the 1990s, Curtis Joseph developed into an NHL star while guarding the net of the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs. Although he was usually excellent in the regular season, â€œCujoâ€ became of the most feared playoffs foes due to his penchant for elevating his game in the NHLâ€™s second season. His cat-like reflexes and indomitable competitive spirit made Joseph one of the toughest goalies for shooters to face in recent years.
Joseph is a three time NHL All-Star (1994, 1999, 2000), and he was awarded the 1999â€“2000 King Clancy Memorial Trophy for exemplifying leadership qualities on and off the ice and making noteworthy humanitarian contributions to his community. Perhaps his greatest achievement came in Salt Lake City 2002, where he was a member of the Olympic Gold Medal winning Canadian menâ€™s hockey team.