Curtis Joseph hired as Carolina development coach
Goaltending coach David Marcoux is still in charge of goaltenders for the Carolina Hurricanes at the NHL level – but with his playing career now a few years in his rearview mirror, former NHLer Curtis Joseph is now coming on board with the team to coach, as well.
The Hurricanes announced on July 1st that they had hired Joseph to work as a goaltending consultant with the club. He’ll work as a development coach for the Metropolitan Division team, meaning that the organization will have another body able to work with their goaltending talent throughout the season.
Per the official release, he will work predominantly with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL. If needed, though, he will serve as a ‘resource’ for any goaltenders drafted in the system but still playing with their respective junior clubs, and will be available to work on any special assignments needed.
“We are thrilled that Curtis has chosen to be a part of our organization,” said Hurricanes General Manager Ron Francis, per the release. “His playing career speaks for itself, and his experience in the game and knowledge of the goaltending position will be an asset to the Hurricanes.”
This isn’t the first position that Joseph has held coaching, although he’s only worked at the lower levels in recent years – so this could be a good transitional position for the former NHL standout.
Undrafted at the NHL level, Joseph will head to the Hurricanes with 943 career NHL games under his belt, playing for the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, and then-Phoenix Coyotes. He’ll foray into pro coaching with 51 career shutouts to his name and a 454-352-90 record, and boasts an Olympic Gold medal as a member of Team Canada from the 2002 Winter Olympics.