Former Maple Leafs goaltender Curtis Joseph will formally announce his retirement Tuesday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre, ending a career that leaves him with 454 wins.
Joseph served as backup to Vesa Toskala last season in Toronto but left the team after they signed 25-year-old Jonas Gustavsson.
Joseph has an impressive career under his belt and should leave the game with his head held high. He is fourth in all-time wins, trailing only Martin Brodeur, Patrick Roy and Ed Belfour in that category. Joseph played in 958 regular season games, suiting up for 19 seasons with six different teams. He played for St. Louis, Edmonton, Detroit, Phoenix, Calgary and Toronto.
Joseph’s best days were probably in the time between 1998 and 2002, as he suited up as a workhorse in goal for the Maple Leafs. He posted 17 shutouts in 249 games during that period, helping the Leafs make the conference finals twice.
A quality individual on and off the ice, Cujo’s presence in the National Hockey League will be missed. He always came to play and gave it his all each and every single time he stepped between the pipes.
Posted by Jordan Richardson.