Veteran goaltender Curtis Joseph announces his retirement from the NHL

Curtis Joseph, the winningest goaltender in National Hockey League history to have never won the Stanley Cup, announced his retirement Tuesday.

NHL goaltender Curtis Joseph pauses for a moment while announcing his retirement from the game in Toronto on Tuesday. Joseph retired Tuesday after a career that included 454 NHL goaltending wins and and an Olympic gold medal.

NHL goaltender Curtis Joseph pauses for a moment while announcing his retirement from the game in Toronto on Tuesday. Joseph retired Tuesday after a career that included 454 NHL goaltending wins and and an Olympic gold medal.

TORONTO — Curtis Joseph, the winningest goaltender in National Hockey League history to have never won the Stanley Cup, announced his retirement Tuesday.

The 42-year-old ended his 19-year career with 454 wins, trailing only Martin Brodeur (585), Patrick Roy (551) and Ed Belfour (484) for the most in NHL history.

“It’s a good day and been a great career,” an upbeat Joseph said. “I’m extremely happy and certainly felt like I didn’t leave anything on the table.

“I had a great run and a great career.”

Joseph, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent, played for six teams, including St. Louis, Edmonton, Toronto, Detroit, Phoenix and Calgary.

The native of Keswick, Ont., made the announcement at a news conference in Toronto, where he ended his career with the Maple Leafs.