December 18, 1971 |
Medicine Hat, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
Grand Rapids Griffins
|NHL Draft||226th overall, 1991
Neil Little (born December 18, 1971) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. He was a member of the Philadelphia Flyers organization nearly his entire professional career, helping backstop the Philadelphia Phantoms to two Calder Cup championships and playing in two career National Hockey League (NHL) games with the Flyers. He is currently a scout for the Flyers.
Little has played for the Hershey Bears and Philadelphia Phantoms in the AHL, as well as playing two NHL games for the Philadelphia Flyers. He signed with the Espoo Blues in the Finnish SM-liiga for the 2005–06 season, playing until leaving the team because of a dispute with the Espoo coach, then finished the season in Geneva, Switzerland.
On December 28, 2003, he was the "flying goalie" in a brawl between the Phantoms and the Binghamton Senators as several players from the two teams were fighting next to the Senators' net, Little skated across the rink and dove into the crowd.
Following his playing career, Little was named an assistant coach/goaltending development coach for the Philadelphia Phantoms as well as a global scout for the Philadelphia Flyers, concentrating his focus on goaltenders.
He was the assistant coach for the Princeton University Men's hockey team from 2007-08 to 2010-11 seasons.
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team||1990–91|
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||1992–93|
- 1992–93: NCAA East Second All-American Team
- 1997–98: Calder Cup Philadelphia Phantoms
- 2004–05: Calder Cup Philadelphia Phantoms
- 2006: Inducted into Philadelphia Phantoms Hall of Fame
- 2007: Inducted into RPI's Athletic Hall of Fame
|1998–99||Grand Rapids Griffins||IHL||50||18||21||5||2740||144||3||3.15||89.4%|
- "Flyers Set Alumni Game Roster". myfoxphilly.com. November 25, 2011.
- "Peter White Hall Of Fame Induction Higlights [sic] Big Night With Phantoms". OurSports Central. 2009-04-03. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
- "Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Athletics - Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2011-03-21.