Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Corsi
Goaltender Jim Corsi played professional soccer as a teenager with his hometown Montreal, Quebec's club team the Olympics before attending Concordia University, where he excelled in both soccer and hockey. Corsi, born June 19th, 1954, was signed as a free agent by the World Hockey Association's Quebec Nordiques when he completed his collegiate career and spent his first pro season in the minors, but by 1977 Corsi was tending goal in the WHA.

Corsi spent two years with the Nordiques, leading the WHA in shutouts during his second year, but the league ceased operations following a merger in 1979 and Corsi was a free agent. One of the former WHA clubs, the Edmonton Oilers, signed Corsi to his first NHL contract on October 4th 1979.

Corsi played 26 games with Edmonton and posted 8 wins with the first year club but toward the end of that season he was traded to the Minnesota North Stars. With the North Star Corsi didn't see any action and he spent the rest of the year in the minor leagues.

Corsi began an eleven-year stay playing professionally in Italy the next fall, which included eight appearances at the World Championships, B Pool. Corsi was twice named an All-Star and once the tournaments top netminder during his time on the global stage.

After retiring in 1992 Corsi returned to North America, and the game of hockey, when he joined the Buffalo Sabres staff as the goaltending coach.

In 1997 Concordia University elected Corsi to their Sports Hall of Fame and in 2002 his sweater number, #1, was retired in the school's arena in his honour.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1973-74 Loyola College QUAA 11 1 2.73
1974-75 Loyola College QUAA 40 2 2.72
1975-76 Concordia University QUAA 20 19 0 1 2 1.80
1976-77 Maine Nordiques NAHL 54 1 3.57 12 7 5 0 1 3.87
1977-78 Quebec Nordiques WHA 23 10 7 0 0 4.52
1978-79 Binghamton Dusters AHL 4 1 2 0 0 1.99
1978-79 Quebec Nordiques WHA 40 16 20 1 3 3.30 2 0 1 0 0 6.36
1979-80 Edmonton Oilers NHL 26 8 14 3 0 3.65
1979-80 Houston Apollos CHL 17 8 5 2 0 3.57
1979-80 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 11 5 6 0 1 2.60
1980-81 HC Gardena Italy
1980-81 Italy WEC-B 7 6 0 1 0 2.57
1981-82 HC Gardena Italy
1981-82 Italy WEC-A 7 1 5 1 0 5.84
1982-83 HC Gardena Italy
1982-83 Italy WEC-A 10 1 8 1 0 5.28
1983-84 HC Bolzano Italy 18 16 1 1 3.33 6 4 2 0 0 4.67
1984-85 HC Varese Italy
1984-85 Italy WEC-B 7 5 0 2 0 3.14
1985-86 HC Varese Italy
1985-86 Italy WEC-B 7 4 3 0 1 2.29
1986-87 HC Varese Italy 36 1 2.90
1986-87 Italy WEC-B 7 2 4 1 0 4.14
1987-88 AS Varese Italy
1988-89 AS Varese Italy 42 0 2.76 5 1 1.60
1988-89 Italy WEC-B 7 5 1 1 2 2.29
1989-90 AS Varese Italy
1989-90 Italy WEC-B 5 2 2 1 0 2.81
1990-91 AS Varese Italy 44 0 3.79
1991-92 AS Varese Italy
NHL Totals 26 8 14 3 0 3.64


QUAA Second All-Star Team (1975)
QUAA First All-Star Team (1976)
CIAU MVP (1976)
WEC-B All-Star Team (1981, 1987)
Named Best Goaltender at WEC-B (1986)
Played professional soccer with Montreal Olympics of the NASL, 1971-72. Signed as a free agent by Quebec (WHA), September, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, October 4, 1979. Traded to Minnesota by Edmonton for future considerations, March 11, 1980.
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