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A summer to remember for Corvo

Friday, 21.07.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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A summer to remember for Corvo
Sens defenceman Joe Corvo represented his native USA during the 2006 IIHF World Championship in Riga, Latvia. Photo: J. Gross/Getty Images/NHLI

by Todd Anderson

The 2006 NHL off-season has been an exciting one for Joe Corvo.

Shortly after the regular season was over for he and his Los Angeles Kings teammates, Corvo, a defenceman, and his wife Angela celebrated the birth of their second son, Maddux. The couple's other son is 20-month-old Cameron.

Already beaming with the new addition to the family, the Corvo's had another reason to celebrate on July 1 when Ottawa Senators general manager John Muckler signed Joe to a multi-year contract.

"I'm really excited, especially because it's a Canadian team and this is where hockey started," Corvo says. "I've watched these guys on television and they have super talent. I haven't played in the playoffs yet, so it's great to see the history of reaching the playoffs here."

Corvo looks forward to joining the likes of Wade Redden, Chris Phillips, Anton Volchenkov, Andrej Meszaros, Christoph Schubert and newcomer Tom Preissing (acquired in a trade from the San Jose Sharks) on the Sens' blueline.

"I don't think I could go wrong playing with any of those guys," Corvo says.

Last season the Oak Park, Ill. native had a clear lead over all Kings' defencemen in shots on goal.

"I think I have a good shot, I like to shoot," Corvo says. "I like jumping into the play and being the third or fourth man sneaking in. I think I bring excitement and speed."

New restrictions on obstruction in the NHL last season complimented his game.

"It was great," Corvo says of the new rules. "Guys were not allowed to hold on. I like wiggling off situations in the corner with the puck. Defensively, I play a containment game and with my quick feet I'm able to stay between our opponents and the net."

Corvo says he has grown to know a little about Preissing during their duels in the Western Conference the past two seasons. Among the other Senators' players, Brian McGrattan is the only one he has been acquainted with in the past. The two players attended a training camp together during their junior hockey days.

Along with spending time with his family and following his favourite baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, Corvo has become involved in a new hobby recently.

"I'm getting into cars a bit. Right now I have a '65 Lincoln Continental being restored. I like old cars and I'm keeping my eyes open for deals."

Corvo and his family are currently looking at houses for their move to Ottawa -- including former Senator and Corvo's former teammate in L.A. Bryan Smolinski's old home. They expect to move to the city towards the end of August.

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 65 41 18 6 175 146 88
2 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
3 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
4 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
5 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
6 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
7 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
8 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 62 15 34 1 49
B. Ryan 58 17 31 9 48
K. Turris 62 16 29 -3 45
M. Hoffman 59 23 17 24 40
M. Stone 60 15 25 12 40
M. Zibanejad 60 16 19 3 35
C. MacArthur 53 13 13 -10 26
M. Michalek 57 11 15 -1 26
D. Legwand 60 8 14 -4 22
A. Chiasson 56 9 12 -8 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 13 11 7 .927 2.37
R. Lehner 9 12 3 .905 3.02