On This Day January 31st.

Curtis Joseph
Curtis Joseph
January 31, On this day in 2001, Toronto Maple leafs' Curtis Joseph passed Hall of Famer Billy Smith and took the sole possession of the 15th place on the all-time win record, posting his 306th career win over the Carolina Hurricanes. One of the true "money" goalies of the 1990s, Curtis Joseph developed into an NHL star while guarding the net of the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs. Although he was usually excellent in the regular season, "Cujo" became of the most feared playoffs foes due to his penchant for elevating his game in the NHL's second season. His cat-like reflexes and indomitable competitive spirit made Joseph one of the toughest goalies for shooters to face in recent years.

January 31, On this day in 2004, Pat Quinn records his 600th career NHL win as a head coach after a 5-1 defeat of the Ottawa Senators at Air Canada Centre.

January 31, On this day in 2010, Brian Burke pulled a blockbuster 7 player trade with the Calgary Flames and the Anaheim Ducks. This deal saw Dion Phaneuf, Fredrick Sjostrom, Keith Aulie come to Toronto from Calgary for Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Jamal Mayers, and Ian White. About 30 minutes after this deal another 3 player trade announcement was made with the Anaheim Ducks, bringing 2003 Conn Smythe trophy winner Jean-Sebastien Giguere to the Toronto for veteran winger Jason Blake and goaltender Vesa Toskala. Giguere he has played a total of 477 NHL games with Anaheim, Calgary and Hartford. His record as of Feb. 1 2010 was 214-177-61 with a GAA of 2.52, 91.3 save percentage and 32 shutouts.

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