Curtis Sanford

Curtis Sanford (born 5 October 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL). Sanford played junior hockey for the Wiarton Wolves of the Western Junior C Hockey League, the Collingwood Blues of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League (OPJHL), the Owen Sound Greys of the Midwestern Junior B Hockey League, and the Owen Sound Platers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) before turning pro. Undrafted out of junior, he was picked up as a free agent by the St. Louis Blues after his final year with the Platers in 2000 and spent his first five seasons in the club's farm system between the Peoria Rivermen of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and Worcester IceCats of the American Hockey League (AHL). Sanford earned a call-up with the Blues during the 2002–03 season after injuries to goaltenders Fred Brathwaite and Brent Johnson in October. He played in his first game when fellow rookie call-up Reinhard Divis also went down with an injury after the first period on October 17, 2002 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He made 12 saves in relief in a 7-1 victory for the Blues. Sanford briefly earned the starting...


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