Joe Corvo

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Joe Corvo
Joe Corvo Wolves.jpg
Born (1977-06-20) June 20, 1977 (age 37)
Oak Park, IL, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Free agent
Los Angeles Kings
Ottawa Senators
Carolina Hurricanes
Washington Capitals
Boston Bruins
National team  United States
NHL Draft 83rd overall, 1997
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1998–present

Joseph "Joe" Corvo (born June 20, 1977) is an American professional ice hockey player. Corvo who is currently an unrestricted free agent of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Ottawa Senators, Carolina Hurricanes, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, and Washington Capitals.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

In one of Corvo's first major ice hockey appearances, he participated in the 1997 World Junior Championships in Switzerland. Despite placing second to Canada in the medal round, he was named the top defenseman of the tournament.[1] He then played for three seasons at Western Michigan University, from 1995 to 1998, where he was a teammate of future NHL player Jamal Mayers.

Professional career[edit]

He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in the 2002–03 season. He would play three seasons for the Kings. His best season with the Kings saw him score fourteen goals and 26 assists for 40 points in 2005–06.

On July 1, 2006, Corvo signed as a four-year, unrestricted free agent contract with the Ottawa Senators worth $10.5 million. On October 26, 2006, he broke a Senators record for points for a defenceman in a game with one goal and four assists against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was named the game's first star. That season, the Senators made it to the Stanley Cup Final, losing to the Anaheim Ducks in five games.

In a trade to prepare the Senators for the 2008 playoffs, the Senators traded Corvo along with Patrick Eaves to the Carolina Hurricanes for Mike Commodore and Cory Stillman in February 2008. On March 16, 2008, Corvo scored a hat trick against the Senators in his first game against his ex-team since the trade. After the game, Ottawa GM was quoted as saying he would never have traded Corvo "if he played like that with Ottawa." Corvo became only the third defenceman in Hartford Whalers-Carolina Hurricanes franchise history to record a hat trick.[2] Between the Senators and Hurricanes, Corvo scored 13 goals and 35 assists totaling 48 points for the season.

Corvo warming up with Boston during the 2011–12 season

Corvo would play for nearly two seasons with the Hurricances until March 3, 2010, when he was traded to Washington at the deadline for Brian Pothier, Oskar Osala, and a second-round draft pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.[3] Corvo made his Capitals debut against the Tampa Bay Lightning the following day on March 4,[4] and finished the season with two goals for six points in 18 games with the Capitals before suffering a first round elimination in the playoffs to the Montreal Canadiens.

Corvo returned to the Hurricanes as a free agent on July 7, 2010. Corvo signed a two-year contract to return to the Carolina Hurricanes worth $2.75 million a year.[5] Corvo played most of two seasons before being traded to the Boston Bruins on July 5, 2011, for a fourth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. After one season with the Bruins, Corvo returned for a third stint with Hurricanes, signing a one-year $2 million deal on July 1, 2012. He scored six goals and eleven assists in the shortened 48-game season as the Hurricanes missed the playoffs.

After one season with the Hurricanes, Corvo returned to the Ottawa Senators as a free agent, signing a one-year deal for $900,000 per season on July 8, 2013.[6] On March 5, 2014, Corvo was loaned to the Chicago Wolves after clearing NHL waivers.

Restaurant incident[edit]

Corvo was arrested in November 2002 in Boston after he grabbed a 34-year-old woman's buttocks in a restaurant. Restaurant staff told him to leave, but Corvo returned, punched the woman and then kicked her when she fell to the ground, police said. Corvo was given a three-year suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to assault. Corvo was also suspended for three games by the Kings.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Omaha Lancers USHL 40 4 9 13 12
1995–96 Western Michigan University NCAA 41 5 25 30 38
1996–97 Western Michigan University NCAA 32 12 21 33 85
1997–98 Western Michigan University NCAA 32 5 12 17 93
1998–99 Springfield Falcons AHL 50 5 15 20 32
1998–99 Hampton Roads Admirals ECHL 5 0 0 0 15 4 0 1 1 0
2000–01 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 77 10 23 33 31 4 3 1 4 0
2001–02 Manchester Monarchs AHL 80 13 37 50 30 5 0 5 5 0
2002–03 Manchester Monarchs AHL 26 8 18 26 8 3 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 50 5 7 12 14
2003–04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 72 8 17 25 36
2004–05 Chicago Wolves AHL 23 7 7 14 14 18 4 5 9 12
2005–06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 14 26 40 38
2006–07 Ottawa Senators NHL 76 8 29 37 42 20 2 7 9 6
2007–08 Ottawa Senators NHL 51 6 21 27 18
2007–08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 23 7 14 21 8
2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 81 14 24 38 18 18 2 5 7 4
2009–10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 34 4 4 8 12
2009–10 Washington Capitals NHL 18 2 4 6 2 7 1 1 2 4
2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 11 29 40 18
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 75 4 21 25 13 5 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 40 6 11 17 14
2013–14 Ottawa Senators NHL 25 3 7 10 10
2013–14 Chicago Wolves AHL 10 1 4 5 0 9 0 4 4 9
NHL totals 708 92 218 310 241 50 5 13 18 14

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 1997 Geneva
Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
1997 United States WJC 2nd 6 1 1 2 0
2003 United States WC 13th 6 0 1 1 2
2006 United States WC 7th 7 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 6 1 1 2 0
Senior totals 13 0 1 1 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-CCHA Rookie Team 1996
All-CCHA Second Team 1997

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey Facts & Stats". Andrew Podnieks. p. 517. ISBN 978-0-00-639328-3. 
  2. ^ "Corvo hat-trick helps Hurricanes thrash Senators". ca.reuters.com. Reuters. March 16, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Caps add Carolina's Joe Corvo, deal Brian Pothier and Oskar Osala". The Washington Post. March 3, 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Walkers scores twice in third, including game winner, in debut for Caps". CBS Sports. March 4, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Hurricanes sign D Corvo to two-year, $4.5 million deal". TSN. July 7, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Senators sign free agent D Joe Corvo to one-year deal". The Sports Network. 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  7. ^ "Kings suspend rookie defenseman for three games". November 3, 2003. Retrieved November 3, 2007. 

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