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By - tvenesky@civitasmedia.com



Goalie John Curry, shown playing for Pittsburgh, spent four seasons in the Penguins organization.
Goalie John Curry, shown playing for Pittsburgh, spent four seasons in the Penguins organization.
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Player: John Curry


Played with WBS Penguins: 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11


Where is he now? Playing with Minnesota Wild in the NHL


Curry, 30, is a true success story who earned a second chance this season after a long road back.


He joined the Penguins in 2007 and posted impressive numbers as a rookie, winning 24 games and posting a 2.23 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. He also backstopped the Penguins into the Calder Cup Final that season.


The next year, Curry earned three starts with Pittsburgh — winning two — while also posting 33 wins with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In 2009-10, Curry was joined in net by rookie Brad Thiessen and his numbers took a slight hit. He won 23 games, but his goals against rose to 2.87 and his save percentage dropped to .891.


Curry spent all of 2010-11 with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, splitting time with Thiessen. It marked his final season with the Penguins as Curry played in Germany the following year.


In 2012-13 Curry came back to North America but had trouble finding work due to the NHL lockout. He landed with Orlando in the ECHL and played in 32 games while managing to get back to the AHL for one game with Houston.


This season for Curry began in the ECHL with Orlando and worked his way up to the AHL. He turned in a strong run with the Iowa Wild once he was in the AHL. On Feb. 18, Minnesota signed Curry to a two-way NHL contract and recalled him on Wednesday. It was quite an achievement for Curry, considering he opened the year in the ECHL.


— Tom Venesky


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