Jim Corsi (ice hockey)

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Jim Corsi
Born (1954-06-19) June 19, 1954 (age 63)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Quebec Nordiques
Edmonton Oilers
HC Gherdëina
SG Cortina
HC Bolzano
Varese HC
National team  Italy
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1976–1992

James Corsi (born June 19, 1954) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. He was the former goaltender coach of the St. Louis Blues.[1] 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.

Corsi is also known as being the namesake for 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).[2]

He was relieved of his duties with the St. Louis Blues on February 1, 2017.[3]






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