Lightning Move: Curtis McElhinney for Dan Ellis

By on February 24, 2011

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired goaltender Curtis
McElhinney from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for goaltender Dan Ellis
today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

McElhinney, 6-foot-2, 197 pounds, has played in 21 games with the Ducks
this season, posting a 6-9-1 record with a 3.43 goals-against average and
a .890 save percentage. He also has two shutouts. McElhinney has set
career-highs this season for games played and wins. He recorded his first
career shutout on November 10 against the New York Islanders.

A native of Calgary, Alberta, McElhinney has played in 60 career NHL games
with the Ducks and Calgary Flames, notching a 15-22-4 record with a 3.21
goals-against average and a .895 save percentage. He has also appeared in
131 American Hockey League games, posting a 64-49-5 record with 13
shutouts and a 2.27 goals-against average.

McElhinney, selected by Calgary in the sixth round, 176th overall, of the
2002 NHL Entry Draft, played four seasons at Colorado College of the WCHA
before turning pro. With the Tigers he registered a 62-16-8 record with a
2.32 goals-against average in 91 games.

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