Curry was signed as a free agent to provide depth between the pipes for the Penguins after a stellar collegiate career at Boston University. Curry won 17 games in 2006-07, posted a .928 save percentage, a 2.01 goals against average, and led the nation with seven shutouts. He was a First Team All-American and was one of ten finalists for the Hobey Baker award.
2007-08: With starting goaltender Ty Conklin being called up to the NHL to replace the injured Marc-Andre Fleury, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins turned to John Curry to fill the void. Curry won 24 games in 40 appearances last season leading all goaltenders on his team in both statistics. He also appeared in all but one of the WBS Penguins playoff games. The athletic goaltender also received personal accolades the past season: first being named as the AHL Rookie of the Month in December and later, the AHL All Rookie Team.