Jim Corsi (ice hockey)
June 19, 1954 |
Montreal, QC, CAN
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)|
|Played for||Quebec Nordiques
James Corsi (born June 19, 1954) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently the goaltender coach of the St. Louis Blues. Before beginning his hockey career, Corsi also played soccer at the professional level as a forward in the North American Soccer League for the Montreal Olympique.
Corsi played in the World Hockey Association for the Quebec Nordiques and the National Hockey League for the Edmonton Oilers. He has dual Italian and Canadian citizenship. He became the goaltender of the nazionale (Italian national ice hockey team) and spent the majority of his career with Varese. He also played for HC Gherdëina, SG Cortina and HC Bolzano during his time in Italy's Serie A league. Corsi played on the Italian team at the 1982 World Championship that stunned a Team Canada that had Wayne Gretzky on it by tying Canada 3-3 and went on to beat the USA at the same tournament relegating them to the B-Pool for 1983.
A notable accomplishment during his tenure as a goaltending coach is the development of the "Corsi Rating". This indicator is essentially a plus-minus statistic that measures shot attempts. A player receives a plus for any shot attempt (on net, missed, or blocked) that his team directs at the opponent's net, and a minus for any shot attempt against his own net. This indicator is widely used in most NHL teams as it has shown a strong correlation to player and team success. The person credited with popularizing the statistic, Vic Ferrari, attributed the stat to then-Sabres general manager Darcy Regier, but named it after Corsi because he thought Corsi's name had a better ring to it (he was inadvertently correct since Corsi did create the statistic).
- Montreal Olympique 1971–73
- Maine Nordiques 1976–77
- Quebec Nordiques 1977–78
- Binghamton Dusters 1978–79
- Quebec Nordiques 1978–79
- Houston Apollos 1979–80
- Oklahoma City Stars 1979–80
- Edmonton Oilers 1979–80
- HC Gardena Finstral Ortisei 1980-1982
- SG Cortina 1982-1983
- HC Bolzano Würth 1983-1984
- Varese HC 1987–92
- McKenzie, Bob. The story of how Corsi got its name. TSN. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
- Jim Corsi's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Jim Corsi's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Jim Corsi profile at Eurohockey.com
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