|Born|| September 21, 1969 |
Thompson, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for|| Quebec Nordiques|
|NHL Draft|| 3rd overall, 1988|
Curtis Leschyshyn (born Curtis Michael Leschyshyn on September 21, 1969) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player.
He played 1033 games in the National Hockey League (NHL).
Curtis was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the first round (third overall) in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.
He played for the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise for parts of 9 seasons. He won a Stanley Cup in 1996 with Colorado.
On November 9, 1996 (after just 2 games), he was traded to the Hartford Whalers for Andrei Nikolishin.
At the end of that season, the Whalers became the Carolina Hurricanes for whom Curtis played for another seasons before he was claimed in the expansion draft by the Minnesota Wild on June 23, 2000.
Curtis began the 2000–01 season with the Wild before he was traded to the Ottawa Senators for a 3rd round pick (Stephane Veilleux) on March 13, 2001.
After three more seasons as a fixture on the Senators defense, he signed with Colorado (his adopted home) on August 17, 2005 (after the 2004-05 NHL lockout).
On October 3, 2005, Curtis retired before the 2005-06 season began.
Awards & AchievementsEdit
- 1995–96 NHL Stanley Cup (Colorado Avalanche)
In retirement, Curtis was a member of the Colorado Avalanche radio broadcast team providing color commentary, but he stepped down prior to the 2007–08 season to spend more time with his family.
Curtis and his wife, Laura reside in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with their three children: son Jake and daughters Anna & Kate.
He is an assistant coach with the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League. Curtis is an avid cyclist and cycles 40 to 50 miles a day. He was also a participant on "Battle of the Blades."