Phil Goyette

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Phil Goyette
1963 Topps Phil Goyette.jpg
Born (1933-10-31) October 31, 1933 (age 81)
Lachine, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
St. Louis Blues
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1956–1972

Joseph Georges Philippe Goyette (born October 31, 1933 in Lachine, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey center who played in the NHL for 16 seasons between 1956 and 1972.

Playing career[edit]

Goyette played 941 career NHL games, scoring 207 goals and 467 assists for 674 points. Goyette played his first 7 NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens. He spent another 7 seasons with the New York Rangers. Goyette's best offensive season was the 1969–70 season when, as a member of the St. Louis Blues, he scored 29 goals and 49 assists for 78 points (both career highs). Goyette played for the Blues for only one year, his 14th of 16 total seasons played, making it all the way to the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals. He had 3 goals and 11 assists in the 1970 Playoff run. Goyette also spent two seasons with the Buffalo Sabres.

Life After NHL[edit]

Phil served as the first coach of the New York Islanders, but was replaced midway through his first season by the team with Earl Ingarfield, Sr. He never coached again, leaving his NHL coaching record at 6–40–4.

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish Result
New York Islanders 1972-73 48 6 38 4 (30) 8th in East (fired)

Career achievements and records[edit]

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Preceded by
Alex Delvecchio
Winner of the Lady Byng Trophy
1970
Succeeded by
John Bucyk
Preceded by
Position created
Head coach of the New York Islanders
1972–73
Succeeded by
Earl Ingarfield