Jim Corsi (ice hockey)

James Corsi (born June 19, 1954) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender and the current goaltending coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was previously the 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.[2]

Jim Corsi
Born (1954-06-19) June 19, 1954 (age 65)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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

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 US 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 (usually only counting those at even strength). 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).[3]

He was relieved of his duties with the St. Louis Blues on February 1, 2017.[4]

TeamsEdit

Soccer

Hockey

CoachingEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1973–74 Loyola College CIAU 11 660 30 1 2.73
1974–75 Concordia University CIAU 40 2359 109 2 2.72
1975–76 Concordia University CIAU 20 19 0 1 1200 36 2 1.80
1976–77 Maine Nordiques NAHL 54 2988 181 1 3.57 .896 12 7 5 714 46 1 3.87
1977–78 Québec Nordiques WHA 23 10 7 0 1089 82 0 4.52 .873
1978–79 Québec Nordiques WHA 40 16 20 1 2291 126 3 3.30 .899 2 0 1 66 7 0 6.36
1978–79 Binghamton Dusters AHL 4 1 2 0 211 7 0 1.99
1979–80 Edmonton Oilers NHL 26 8 14 3 1360 83 0 3.66 .874
1979–80 Houston Apollos CHL 17 8 5 2 959 57 0 3.57 .880
1979–80 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 11 5 6 0 645 28 1 2.60 .916
1980–81 SG Cortina ITA
1981–82 HC Gherdëina ITA
1982–83 HC Gherdëina ITA
1983–84 HC Bolzano ITA 18 16 1 1 1080 60 3.33 6 4 2 360 28 0 4.67
1984–85 AS Varese Hockey ITA
1985–86 AS Varese Hockey ITA
1986–87 AS Varese Hockey ITA 36 2134 103 1 2.90
1987–88 AS Varese Hockey ITA 36
1988–89 AS Varese Hockey ITA 42 2520 116 0 2.76 5 300 8 1 1.60
1989–90 AS Varese Hockey ITA
1990–91 AS Varese Hockey ITA 44 2610 165 0 3.79
1991–92 AS Varese Hockey AL 18 10
WHA totals 63 26 27 1 3380 208 3 3.69 .890 2 0 1 66 7 0 6.36
NHL totals 26 8 14 3 1360 83 0 3.66 .874

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1981 Italy WC B 7 6 0 1 420 18 0 2.57 .932
1982 Italy WC 7 1 5 1 390 38 0 5.84 .879
1983 Italy WC 10 1 8 1 568 50 0 5.28 .876
1985 Italy WC B 7 5 0 2 420 22 0 3.14 .904
1986 Italy WC B 7 4 3 0 420 16 1 2.29 .918
1987 Italy WC B 7 2 4 1 420 29 0 4.14 .885
1989 Italy WC B 7 5 1 1 420 16 2 2.29 .871
1990 Italy WC B 5 2 2 1 299 14 0 2.81 .897
Tier I senior totals 17 2 13 2 958 88 0 5.51
Tier II senior totals 40 24 10 6 2399 115 3 2.88

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Corsi hired as Blues goaltending coach
  2. ^ "NASL-James Corsi".
  3. ^ McKenzie, Bob. The story of how Corsi got its name. TSN. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Armstrong said Goalie Coach Jim Corsi was also relieved of his duties". @StLouisBlues. February 1, 2017.

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