Curtis Joseph, known affectionately to hockey fans around the world as Cujo, was an unlikely NHL superstar. The boy from Keswick, Ontario, didn’t put on a pair of skates until most kids his age were already far along in organized hockey, and he was passed over by every team in the NHL draft. Despite an unorthodox start, he would go on to play 18 seasons with the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes, and Calgary Flames, winning an Olympic gold medal along the way.
For the first time, in this revealing memoir, Joseph talks about his highly unusual upbringing and what led him to pursue hockey. Fans will not want to miss this untold story of perseverance and finding one's own path.
About the Author
Kirstie McLellan Day has co-authored books with Wayne Gretzky, Theo Fleury, Bob Probert, Ron MacLean, and Kelly Hrudey. She lives in Calgary, Alberta. Curtis Joseph played 18 NHL seasons as a goaltender for the St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes, and Calgary Flames. A three-time All-Star, he also won a gold medal with Team Canada in the 2002 Olympics. Joseph currently serves as a goaltending consultant in the Carolina Hurricanes organization.
“I don’t know a lot about goaltending and the life they live, but I know one thing: Curtis Joseph was a team guy all the way! Enjoy his book. He is a good man.” —Wayne Gretzky
“I always loved being around the Joseph family. Curtis was such a good role model for kids our age. The way he carried himself on and off the ice was something to admire. I definitely learned from him.” —Connor McDavid