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Curtis Sanford - Goalie Shoots: Left 5'10", 180 lbs.
Born: 10/5/79 Birthplace: Owen Sound, Ontario Years Pro: 12
2010-11 Season: Led the AHL in goals against average with a mark of 1.93. Had the fourth highest number of shutouts in the AHL with five. For the second straight season, reached the 20-win plateau.
Career Notes: Has compiled a 37-37-11 record, 2.76 goals-against average, .901 save percentage and five shutouts in 108 career NHL games with the St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks during his 11-year pro career. He spent seven years in the St. Louis organization and appeared in a career-high 34 games with the Blues in 2005-06, posting a 13-13-5 mark, 2.66 goals-against average, .908 save percentage and three shutouts. The 2007-08 season was the first of two he spent with the Canucks organization. He split the 2008-09 season between Vancouver and the Manitoba Moose. He went 7-3-3 with a 1.73 goals-against average, .940 save percentage and two shutouts in 16 games with Manitoba under current Blue Jackets Head Coach Scott Arniel.
He spent the past two seasons in the Montreal Canadiens organization with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs. He earned Second Team AHL All-Star honors after going 22-13-2 with a 1.93 goals-against average, .930 save percentage and five shutouts in 40 games in 2010-11.
Sanford has gone 122-89-22 with a 2.27 goals-against average, .912 save percentage and 23 shutouts in 253 career AHL games. The Owen Sound, Ontario native played four seasons with the Owen Sound Platers of the Ontario Hockey League from 1996-00. He went 65-60-14 with a 4.09 goals-against average and four shutouts in 158 career OHL games.
DRAFTED: Not drafted.
ACQUIRED: Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets as a free agent on July 1, 2011.