Bob Froese

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Bob Froese
Bob Froese 1986.JPG
Froese in 1986
Born (1958-06-30) June 30, 1958 (age 58)
St. Catharines, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
New York Rangers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 160th overall, 1978
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1979–1990

Robert Glenn Froese (born June 30, 1958) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played eight seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers.

Playing career[edit]

Froese shared the William M. Jennings Trophy (for backstopping the team that gave up the fewest goals) with Darren Jensen as a member of the Flyers in the 1985–86 season. He played for a total of eight seasons, appearing in 242 games and winning 128.

On November 29, 1987, Froese briefly became the second NHL goalie to score a goal in a game. An errant pass by the New York Islanders' Brent Sutter slid the length of the ice and into the Islanders' empty net on a delayed penalty call. Froese, who had appeared to make a save seconds earlier, was given credit for the goal. Later reviews showed that the shot had actually hit the post and not Froese, so the goal was given to David Shaw.[1]

Froese currently is the senior pastor at Faith Fellowship Church in Clarence, New York.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1974–75 St. Catharines Black Hawks OMJHL 15 871 71 0 4.89
1975–76 St. Catharines Black Hawks OMJHL 39 1976 193 0 5.86
1976–77 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 39 2063 161 2 4.68
1977–78 Niagara Falls Flyers OMJHL 53 3128 246 0 4.72
1978–79 Saginaw Gears IHL 21 1050 58 0 3.31
1978–79 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 14 715 42 1 3.52
1979–80 Maine Mariners AHL 1 0 1 0 60 5 0 5.00
1979–80 Saginaw Gears IHL 52 2827 178 0 3.78
1980–81 Saginaw Gears IHL 43 2298 114 3 2.98
1981–82 Maine Mariners AHL 33 16 11 4 1900 104 2 3.28
1982–83 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 25 17 4 2 1407 59 4 2.52 .896
1982–83 Maine Mariners AHL 33 18 11 3 1966 110 2 3.36
1983–84 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 48 28 13 7 2863 150 2 3.14 .887
1984–85 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 17 13 2 0 923 37 1 2.41 .913
1984–85 Hershey Bears AHL 4 1 2 1 245 15 0 3.67
1985–86 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 51 31 10 3 2728 116 5 2.55 .909
1986–87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 3 0 0 180 8 0 2.67 .909
1986–87 New York Rangers NHL 28 14 11 0 1474 92 0 3.74 .883
1987–88 New York Rangers NHL 25 8 11 3 1440 85 0 3.54 .878
1988–89 New York Rangers NHL 30 9 14 4 1621 102 1 3.78 .870
1989–90 New York Rangers NHL 15 5 7 1 812 45 0 3.33 .873
NHL totals 242 128 72 20 13,448 694 13 3.10 .889

Playoffs[edit]

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1975–76 St. Catharines Black Hawks OMJHL 4 1 3 240 20 0 5.00
1977–78 Niagara Falls Flyers OMJHL 4 2 2 236 17 0 4.36
1978–79 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 7 334 23 0 4.14
1979–80 Saginaw Gears IHL 4 213 13 0 3.66
1980–81 Saginaw Gears IHL 13 12 1 806 29 2 2.16
1983–84 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 2 154 11 0 4.29 .857
1984–85 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 0 1 146 11 0 4.52 .845
1985–86 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 2 3 293 15 0 3.07 .880
1986–87 New York Rangers NHL 4 1 1 165 10 0 3.64 .896
1988–89 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 2 72 8 0 6.68 .843
NHL totals 18 3 9 830 55 0 3.98 .869

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1987 Canada WC 5 1 3 1 300 18 1 3.60
Senior totals 5 1 3 1 300 18 1 3.60

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], The New York Times, December 5, 1987, accessed April 14, 2011.
  2. ^ "Staff | Faith Fellowship Church". faithfellowship.us. Retrieved 2017-03-06. 

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