Corey Schwab

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Corey Schwab
Born (1970-11-04) November 4, 1970 (age 46)
North Battleford, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goalie
Caught Left
Played for New Jersey Devils
Tampa Bay Lightning
Vancouver Canucks
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 200th overall, 1990
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 1991–2004

Corey Schwab (born November 4, 1970 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey goalie. He was drafted in the 10th round, 200th overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils. Schwab won the 2003 Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils and the 1995 Calder Cup with the Albany River Rats.

Playing career[edit]

Following a three-year WHL career in Seattle, Schwab saw time with the ECHL's Cincinnati Cyclones and the AHL's Utica Devils before settling in with the AHL's Albany River Rats for two seasons. During the 1994-95 season, Schwab was joined by fellow 1990 draftee Mike Dunham between the pipes. While Schwab led the league in goals against average with 2.59, the two combined for the AHL's fewest goals against and were awarded the Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Trophy as well as the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the playoff MVP's helping the River Rats capture their first Calder Cup title.

The next season, Schwab saw his first action in the NHL when he was called up to New Jersey where he appeared in ten games. At the end of the season, he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he stayed for three seasons. He then went out West to the Vancouver Canucks for another brief stay and spent time that year with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch and IHL's Orlando Solar Bears before moving on to play with the IHL's Kansas City Blades in 2000-01.

Schwab began the 2001-02 season at the Toronto Maple Leafs' training camp without a contract. After an impressive pre-season, he was signed to the team as the backup goaltender for Curtis Joseph. Schwab started 30 games for the Leafs and had a career high 12 wins before signing as a free agent in the off-season with the team that originally drafted him back in 1990, the New Jersey Devils.

The return to New Jersey was very timely for Schwab, as the Devils claimed the Stanley Cup in 2003 - the franchise's third title in nine years and Schwab's first as a player.

Schwab's final game was played on January 17, 2004 where he posted a 2–1 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals. Schwab finished his career having played in 147 regular season NHL games amassing 43 wins, 63 losses and 13 ties with a goals against average of 2.89, a save percentage of .896, and 6 shutouts. Schwab appeared in 40 minutes of postseason action over 3 games with the Maple Leafs and Devils stopping all 13 shots he faced.

He served as goaltending development coach and scout for three seasons (2005–08) with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was the goaltending development coach for the San Jose Sharks (2008-2015).[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1988–89 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 10 2 2 0 386 31 0 4.82 .849
1989–90 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 27 15 2 1 1150 69 1 3.60 .891 3 0 0 49 2 0 2.45
1990–91 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 58 32 18 3 3289 224 0 4.09 .887 6 1 5 382 25 0 3.93
1991–92 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 8 6 0 1 450 31 0 4.13 .873 9 6 3 540 29 0 3.22
1991–92 Utica Devils AHL 24 9 12 1 1322 95 0 3.31 .876
1992–93 Cincinnati Cyclones ECHL 3 1 2 0 185 60 17 5.51 .821
1992–93 Utica Devils AHL 40 18 16 5 2387 169 2 4.25 .883 1 0 1 59 6 0 6.10
1993–94 Albany River Rats AHL 51 27 21 3 3058 184 0 3.61 .887 5 1 4 298 20 0 4.02
1994–95 Albany River Rats AHL 45 25 10 9 2177 117 3 2.59 .906 7 6 1 425 19 0 2.68
1995–96 Albany River Rats AHL 5 3 2 0 299 13 0 2.61 .898
1995–96 New Jersey Devils NHL 10 0 3 0 331 12 0 2.18 .899
1996–97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 31 11 12 1 1463 74 2 3.04 .897
1997–98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 16 2 9 1 821 40 1 2.92 .892
1998–99 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 8 1 6 1 477 31 0 3.90 .885
1998–99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 40 8 25 3 2146 126 0 3.52 .891
1999–00 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 16 9 4 2 2146 31 1 2.14 .913
1999–00 Syracuse Crunch AHL 12 7 5 0 720 42 0 3.50 .889 4 1 3 246 11 1 2.69 .922
1999–00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 6 2 1 1 269 16 0 3.57 .861
2000–01 Kansas City Blades IHL 50 22 24 1 2866 150 2 3.14 .902
2001–02 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 30 12 10 5 1646 75 1 2.73 .894 1 0 0 13 0 0 0.00 1.00
2002–03 New Jersey Devils NHL 11 5 3 1 614 15 1 1.47 .933 2 0 0 28 0 0 0.00 1.00
2002–03 New Jersey Devils NHL 3 2 0 1 188 2 1 0.64 .971
NHL totals 147 90 42 13 7475 360 6 2.89 .896 3 0 0 41 0 0 0.00 1.00

Awards[edit]

AHL Second All-Star Team (1995)

Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (Fewest goals against - AHL) (1995) (co-winner - Mike Dunham)

Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (Playoff MVP - AHL) (1995) (co-winner - Mike Dunham)

2003 Stanley Cup champion - New Jersey Devils

Transactions[edit]

Traded to Tampa Bay by New Jersey for Jeff Reese, Chicago's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, New Jersey selected Pierre Dagenais) in 1996 Entry Draft and Tampa Bay's 8th round choice (Jay Bertsch) in 1996 Entry Draft, June 22, 1996.

Claimed by Atlanta from Tampa Bay in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999.

Traded to Vancouver by Atlanta for Vancouver's 4th round choice (Carl Mallette) in 2000 Entry Draft, October 29, 1999.

Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 1, 2001.

Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 8, 2002. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to groin injury vs. NY Rangers, November 15, 2003 that led to his retirement.

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