Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Curtis Sanford
Curtis Sanford was born October 5, 1979 in Owen Sound, Ontario. A graduate of the OHLs Owen Sound Platers, Sanford spent four seasons with the team, recording a career high 30 wins in 1998-99, while suiting up for six games with the UHL Missouri River Otters in 1999-00.

In October of 2000 the AHL's Worcester IceCats signed the Owen Sound, Ontario as a free agent and would split the 2000-01 season with the IceCats and the ECHLs Peoria Rivermen and would do again the following season.

With a rash of injuries to hit the Blues roster in 2002-03, which included goaltenders Brent Johnson and Fred Brathwaite, Sanford was recalled from Worcester in an emergency situation and went on to see action in eight regular season games while continuing to hone his skills in the AHL with Worcester.

Sanford would spend the next two seasons in Worcester before returning to the St. Louis Blues crease in 2005-06 to compete in 34 games. The following season, Sanford tended goal for 31 of the Blues regular season games recording an 8-12-5 record with a 3.18 goals-against average.

In the summer of 2007, Sanford signed for one-year to play behind Roberto Luongo on the Vancouver Canucks.

During the 2008-09 season, Sanford finally got his chance to be an NHL starter for an extended period of time when Roberto Luongo went down with a groin injury. Unfortunately for Sanford, a bad back and a groin injury of his own would cut into his playing time. Eventually he was assigned to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL to finish the season and in the summer of 2009 would sign with the Montreal Canadiens as an unrestricted free agent.

After two seasons with the Canadiens AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, Sanford was once again a free agent. This time he inked a deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets on July 1, 2011.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1994-95 Wiarton Wolves ON-Jr.C 18 0 6.20
1995-96 Collingwood Blues ON-Jr.A 21 0 3.54
1996-97 Owen Sound Platers OHL 19 4 8 1 0 5.45
1996-97 Owen Sound Greys ON-Jr.B 6 0 4.68
1997-98 Owen Sound Platers OHL 30 13 10 2 1 4.44 9 4 4 1 3.95
1998-99 Owen Sound Platers OHL 56 30 16 5 2 3.82 16 9 7 0 3.63
1999-00 Owen Sound Platers OHL 53 18 26 6 1 3.80
1999-00 Missouri River Otters UHL 6 3 1 0 0 1.52
1999-00 Rochester Americans AHL 1 0 0 0 0 4.25
2000-01 Worcester IceCats AHL 5 3 0 1 0 4.06
2000-01 Peoria Rivermen ECHL 27 15 7 4 3 1.91 14 9 4 2 2.07
2001-02 Worcester IceCats AHL 9 5 4 0 0 2.46
2001-02 Peoria Rivermen ECHL 24 13 8 2 1 2.45
2002-03 St. Louis Blues NHL 8 5 1 0 1 1.96
2002-03 Worcester IceCats AHL 41 18 14 8 3 2.41 3 0 3 0 2.68
2003-04 Worcester IceCats AHL 43 20 16 3 5 2.13 9 4 5 0 2.53
2004-05 Worcester IceCats AHL 50 19 25 2 2 2.69
2005-06 St. Louis Blues NHL 34 13 13 5 3 2.66
2005-06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 6 4 2 0 2 1.84
2006-07 St. Louis Blues NHL 31 8 12 5 0 3.18
2006-07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 2 1 1 0 0 2.52
2007-08 Vancouver Canucks NHL 16 4 3 1 0 2.83
2008-09 Vancouver Canucks NHL 19 7 8 0 1 2.59
2008-09 Manitoba Moose AHL 16 7 3 3 2 1.73 1 0 1 0 1.40
2009-10 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 41 23 11 3 4 2.13 9 5 4 2 2.02
2010-11 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 40 22 13 2 5 1.93
2011-12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 36 10 18 4 1 2.60
2012-13 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 24 12 7 0 0 2.25 6 2 4 0 2.03
2013-14 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 40 18 17 0 7 1.81 18 9 9 2 1.92
2014-15 Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL 38 15 15 0 2 2.44 4 2 2 0 2.87
NHL Totals 144 47 55 15 6 2.71


ECHL Second All-Star Team (2001) Harry ``Hap'' Holmes Memorial Award (AHL - fewest goals against) (2010) (shared with Cedrick Desjardins) AHL Second All-Star Team (2011) Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, October 1, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 20, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 1, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Yaroslavl (KHL), June 4, 2012.
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