Phil Myre

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Phil Myre
Phil Myre 80-81.JPG
Myre in 1980
Born (1948-11-01) November 1, 1948 (age 66)
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Atlanta Flames
St. Louis Blues
Philadelphia Flyers
Colorado Rockies
Buffalo Sabres
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 5th overall, 1966
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1968–1984

Philippe Lewis Myre (born November 1, 1948) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Montreal Canadiens, Atlanta Flames, St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers, Colorado Rockies and Buffalo Sabres. Myre was born in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, but grew up in Montreal, Quebec.

Playing career[edit]

Originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1966 NHL Entry Draft, Myre played parts of three seasons with the Canadiens. In 1970-71, because of an injury to Rogatien Vachon, he played 30 regular season games and dressed in 70. However, during the playoffs, the Canadiens went with rookie Ken Dryden. When Montreal won the Cup, Myre was included in the team picture and was given a Stanley Cup ring. However, his name was left off the Cup, even though he qualified, because he did not dress for any playoff games.

He was claimed by the Atlanta Flames in the 1972 NHL Expansion Draft, where he would play for almost six seasons. Although Myre began as the starting goaltender for the expansion club, he spent most of his time in Atlanta backing up Dan Bouchard. Myre would also play for the St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers, Colorado Rockies, and Buffalo Sabres.

The goaltending tandem of Myre and rookie Pete Peeters backstopped the Flyers to a 35-game undefeated streak during the 1979–80 NHL season, an NHL record. Myres saw some action in the playoffs that year, but Peeters played every minute in the Finals, in which the Flyers lost to the New York Islanders in six games.

After his playing career ended in 1984, Myre moved into coaching, and was a scout and goaltending coach for the Florida Panthers.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season   Team                        Lge    GP   Min   GA  SO   GAA   W   L   T    SV    SV%
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1966-67  Niagara Falls Flyers        OHA    33   N/A  135   1  4.03  N/A N/A N/A  N/A    N/A  
1968-69  Houston Apollos             CHL    53  3150  150   2  2.83  N/A N/A N/A  N/A    N/A       
1969-70  Montreal Voyageurs          AHL    15   900   37   0  2.47  N/A N/A N/A  N/A    N/A
1969-70  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    10   503   19   0  2.27   4   3   2   N/A    N/A 
1970-71  Montreal Canadiens          NHL    30  1677   87   1  3.11  13  11   4   824  0.905
1971-72  Montreal Canadiens          NHL     9   528   32   0  3.63   4   5   0   N/A    N/A 
1972-73  Atlanta Flames              NHL    46  2736  138   2  3.03  16  23   5   N/A    N/A 
1973-74  Atlanta Flames              NHL    36  2020  112   0  3.33  11  16   6   N/A    N/A 
1974-75  Atlanta Flames              NHL    40  2400  114   5  2.85  14  16  10  1139  0.909
1975-76  Atlanta Flames              NHL    37  2129  123   1  3.47  16  16   4   948  0.885
1976-77  Atlanta Flames              NHL    43  2422  124   3  3.07  17  17   7   N/A    N/A 
1977-78  Atlanta Flames              NHL     9   523   43   0  4.93   2   7   0   N/A    N/A 
1977-78  St. Louis Blues             NHL    44  2620  159   1  3.64  11  25   8   N/A    N/A 
1978-79  St. Louis Blues             NHL    39  2259  163   1  4.33   9  22   8   N/A    N/A 
1979-80  Philadelphia Flyers         NHL    41  2367  141   0  3.57  18   7  15   N/A    N/A 
1980-81  Colorado Rockies            NHL    10   580   33   0  3.41   3   6   1   N/A    N/A
1980-81  Philadelphia Flyers         NHL    16   900   61   0  4.07   6   5   4   N/A    N/A
1981-82  Fort Worth Texans           CHL    10   615   40   0  3.90   4   5   1   321  0.889
1981-82  Colorado Rockies            NHL    24  1256  112   0  5.35   2  17   2   557  0.833
1982-83  Rochester Americans         AHL    43  2541  156   0  3.68  28   8   5   N/A    N/A
1982-83  Buffalo Sabres              NHL     5   300   21   0  4.20   3   2   0   131  0.862
1983-84  Rochester Americans         AHL   N/A  1801  104   3  3.46  19   9   1   N/A    N/A

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Preceded by
Pierre Bouchard
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
1966
Succeeded by
Elgin McCann