Jeff Reese

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Jeff Reese
Born (1966-03-24) March 24, 1966 (age 48)
Brantford, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Calgary Flames
Hartford Whalers
Tampa Bay Lightning
New Jersey Devils
NHL Draft 67th overall, 1984
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1986–1999

Jeffrey K. Reese (born March 24, 1966) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Hartford Whalers, Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils. As of 2009 he is the goaltending coach for the Philadelphia Flyers.[1]

Playing career[edit]

The Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Reese in the fourth-round, 67th overall, of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft from the London Knights.[2]

On January 2, 1992, Reese was part of a large ten-player trade that also sent Craig Berube, Alexander Godynyuk, Gary Leeman and Michel Petit to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Doug Gilmour, Jamie Macoun, Kent Manderville, Ric Nattress and Rick Wamsley.[3]

Reese holds records for most assists and most points in one game by a goalie (3 for Calgary vs. San Jose on February 10, 1993).[4]

Reese spent a majority of the 1996-97 season with the Detroit Vipers of the International Hockey League, splitting time with starting goaltender Rich Parent. The two combined to win the James Norris Memorial Trophy, allowing the fewest goals in the league. The Vipers went on to win the 1997 Turner Cup. Reese was the starting goaltender for the Vipers during the 1997-98 season. He was named to the All-IHL Second Team in both 1997 and 1998.[5]

Reese played his final season in 1998-99 with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, ultimately appearing in 27 games with the St. John's Maple Leafs of the American Hockey League.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring Reese worked as a goalie coach with the Lightning organization.[6] On June 25, 2009, he was hired by the Philadelphia Flyers as their goalie coach, replacing Réjean Lemelin. Reese won the Stanley Cup with Tampa Bay in 2004.


  1. ^ "Bio - Jeff Reese - Philadelphia Flyers - Team". Philadelphia Flyers. Retrieved 2011-02-05. 
  2. ^ "Jeff Reese - Stats - - Players". 1966-03-24. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  3. ^ "looks at some of the biggest deals in hockey history - - NHL Insider". Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  4. ^ February 2, 2010 (2010-02-02). "Jeff Reese NHL Digest". Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  5. ^ 35 Jeff Reese. "New Jersey Devils goaltending history : Jeff Reese". Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  6. ^ "Jeff Reese player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 

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