Does Curtis Joseph Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Cujo is 7th All Time in Wins and was, by Goalie Point Shares, the Most Valuable Goalie in the league for three straight seasons and yet is not in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

So, does he belong?

Listen to us talk about him here:

Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur, Curtis Joseph

Curtis Joseph’s Career:

  • NHL: 1989-2009; 19 seasons, 13 as a starter
  • Totals: 
    • 454W (7th All Time)
    • 352L (3rd)
    • 96T (22nd)
    • 51 SO
    • 54,054 Minutes (6th) in
    • 943 Games (6th);
    • 167.5 PS (25th All Time, 9th Goalie)
    • 127 GSAA (22nd)
  • Averages:
    • .906 SV%
    • 2.79 GAA
  • Undrafted
  • Era: Of the 37 goalies to play in at least 410 games between 1989 and 2009, Cujo is
    • 3rd in Wins
    • 1st in Losses (by over 40)
    • 5th in Others
    • 1st in Goals Against
    • 1st in Shots Against
    • 1st in Saves
    • 16th in Save Percentage
    • 16th in Goals Against Average
    • 8th in Goals Saved Above Average
    • 5th in Shutouts
    • 3rd in Minutes
    • 2nd in Games Played
  • 82-game average: 24-19-5, 3 SO
  • 3-year-peak (1991-94): 31-24-10, 1 SO; .911 SV%; 2.93 GAA; 45.93 GSAA
  • Playoffs:
    • 63W (13th All Time)
    • 66L (5th)
    • 16 SO (3rd)
    • .917 SV%
    • 2.42 GAA
  • Adjusted: 2.94 GAA, .911 SV%
  • Trades:
    • Traded at 28 with Mike Grier (20) for a 1996 1st Rounder (Marty Reasoner) and a 1997 1st Rounder (nobody – no GP)
    • Traded at 37 for a 2003 3rd Rounder (Danny Irmen)

Curtis Joseph’s Accomplishments:

  • Top 5 in Vezina voting five times
  • King Clancy (‘00)
  • Top Player:
    • Best Player (by Point Shares) twice (‘92, ‘94),
    • Top 5 five times (‘93, ‘00, ‘01)
    • Best Goalie (by GPS) three times (‘92, ‘93, ‘94),
    • Top 5 five times (‘00, ‘01),
    • Top 10 eight times (‘97, ‘98, ‘99)
  • Wins:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 five times
      • Top 10 ten times
    • Single-season Totals:
      • 35 wins three times
  • Shutouts:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 twice
      • Top 10 eight times
  • Shots Against:
    • Led the league twice
    • Top 5 eight times (1 of only 5 players ever)
  • Saves:
    • Single-Season Totals:
      • Led the league three times
      • Top 5 eight times (1 of only 5 players ever)
    • Percentage:
      • Leader-boards:
        • Led the league once
        • Top 5 twice
        • Top 10 five times
  • Goals Against
    • GAA:
      • Leader-boards:
        • Top 5 once
        • Top 10 twice
      • Averages:
        • Under 2.25 once
        • Under 2.5 five times
    • GSAA:
      • Leader-boards:
        • Led the league once
        • Top 5 four times
        • Top 10 six times
      • Single-season Totals:
        • +55 once (1 of only 6 players ever)
        • +40 twice (1 of only 8 players ever)
        • +35 three times (1 of only 6 players ever)
        • +20 four times (1 of only 20 players ever)
        • +15 five times (1 of only 24 players ever)
  • Minutes:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 six times
      • Top 10 eight times
    • Single-season Totals:
      • +4,000 five times (1 of only 6 players ever)
  • All Star:
    • 2 All Star Game appearances
  • Adjusted Peak:
    • Save Percentage: .918% (15th All Time)
    • Goals Vs. Average: 18th All Time

Curtis Joseph’s Great Teams:

  • NHL: 
    • Starter on two Final Fours (‘99, ‘02 Maple Leafs)
  • Olympics:
    • Backup on one Champion (‘02 Canada)
  • World Cup:
    • Starter on one Runner Up (‘96 Canada)
  • World Championships:
    • Starter on one Runner Up (‘96 Canada)
  • Spengler Cup:
    • Starter on one Champion (‘07 Canada)

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