Falcons’ Curtin Scores 200th Career Goal

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Luke Curtin of the Fresno Falcons scored his 200th professional goal in a 4-2 loss to the Bakersfield Condors on Monday at Rabobank Arena.

Curtin scored his goal with 1:55 remaining in the game, taking a centering pass from Tom Walsh and sliding a shot past Jamie Hodson to make it 3-2.

He has 49 points in 38 games and is third in the league with 25 power-play assists and fifth with 38 assists.

The 29-year-old is in his ninth professional season and in addition to the ECHL has played in the American Hockey League, the International Hockey League and the West Coast Hockey League where he has 567 points (200g-367a) and 520 penalty minutes in 515 regular season games and 68 points (16g-52a) and 66 penalty minutes in 67 postseason games.

In eight seasons in the ECHL with Atlantic City, Baton Rouge and Fresno, he has 498 points (172g-326a) and 398 penalty minutes in 424 regular season games. He has 60 points (14g-46a) and 56 penalty minutes in 54 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs and in 2003 helped Atlantic City win the Kelly Cup championship.

The left wing has been voted by league coaches to start in the last three ECHL All-Star Games. He has been a starter four times overall and has played in five All-Star Games which is the second most in league history behind Chris Valicevic, who played in seven games (1994 and 1996-2001). He was named the Most Valuable Player at the 2006 All-Star Game after scoring two goals in 20 seconds, the third-fastest two goals scored in an All-Star Game, in the first 45 seconds of the third period to give the National Conference a 5-2 lead on its way to a 7-6 win.