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Iowa assigns Curry to Mallards


MOLINE, Ill. – Goaltender John Curry has been assigned to the Quad City Mallards by the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild.

Curry has appeared in five games with Iowa this season. The 30-year-old played two NHL games for the Minnesota Wild last season, going 1-0-0 with a 3.00 goals against average and .930 save percentage. He has played six career NHL games for the Wild and Pittsburgh Penguins posting an overall record of 3-2-0 with a 3.54 goals against average and an .893 save percentage in those six games.

Curry last season divided his time among Minnesota, Iowa and the Orlando Solar Bears. In 19 AHL games he was 7-9-2 with a 2.62 goals-against average, a .920 save percentage and one shutout. He ran up a record of 10-2-0 with Orlando with a 2.66 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage.

Curry has spent the bulk of his eight-year professional career in the AHL. He has gone 103-63-7 with a 2.51 goals-against average, a .907 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 183 American League games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Houston Aeros and Wild. As a rookie he backstopped Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to a berth in the 2008 AHL Calder Cup finals.

After spending his first four seasons in the Penguins’ organization Curry moved abroad to spend the 2011-12 campaign in Germany with the Hamburg Freezers. He returned to North America in the Wild system the following year. Curry’s first season under the Wild umbrella saw him go 17-11-2 with a 2.80 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 32 games with the Solar Bears.

Before turning pro Curry was a standout at Boston University, where he went 59-29-15 with a 2.07 goals against average, a .923 save percentage and 13 shutouts in 107 games over four seasons. As a senior in 2006-07, he was named a finalist for the Hobey Baker award and earned First Team All-American honors after going 17-10-8 with a 2.01 goals against average, a .921 save percentage and seven shutouts. The All-American selection was Curry’s second in as many seasons- he was a second team choice as a junior while helping the Terriers to the 2006 Hockey East regular season and tournament titles. Curry also helped propel B.U. to three straight NCAA tournament appearances.