Jeff Reese

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Jeff Reese
Born (1966-03-24) March 24, 1966 (age 51)
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. He was the goaltending coach for the Lightning from 2001 to 2009 and of the Philadelphia Flyers from 2009 to March 2015.[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 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 duo 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. He left the Flyers coaching staff on March 6, 2015. He now works with the Dallas Stars as their goaltending coach.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1983–84 London Knights OHL 43 18 19 1 2038 173 0 4.50 6 3 3 327 27 0 4.95
1984–85 London Knights OHL 50 31 51 1 2878 186 1 3.88 8 5 2 440 25 1 2.73
1985–86 London Knights OHL 57 25 26 3 3281 215 0 3.93 .891 5 0 4 299 25 0 5.02
1986–87 Newmarket Saints AHL 50 11 29 0 2822 193 1 4.10 .833
1987–88 Newmarket Saints AHL 28 10 14 3 1587 103 0 3.89 .880
1987–88 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 5 1 2 1 249 17 0 4.10 .867
1988–89 Newmarket Saints AHL 37 17 14 3 2072 132 0 3.82 .882
1988–89 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 10 2 6 1 487 40 0 4.94 .860
1989–90 Newmarket Saints AHL 7 3 2 2 431 29 0 4.04 .888
1989–90 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 21 9 6 3 1102 81 0 4.41 .871 2 1 1 109 6 0 3.33 .880
1990–91 Newmarket Saints AHL 3 2 1 0 180 7 0 2.33 .922
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 30 6 13 3 1430 92 1 3.86 .868
1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 8 1 5 1 414 20 1 2.90 .905
1991–92 Calgary Flames NHL 26 14 4 1 1311 70 1 3.20 .889
1992–93 Calgary Flames NHL 12 3 2 2 588 37 0 3.78 .872 4 1 3 209 17 0 4.88 .813
1993–94 Calgary Flames NHL 1 0 0 0 14 1 0 4.52 .800
1993–94 Hartford Whalers NHL 19 5 9 3 1086 56 1 3.09 .893
1994–95 Hartford Whalers NHL 11 2 5 1 478 26 1 3.27 .889
1995–96 Hartford Whalers NHL 7 2 3 0 275 14 1 3.06 .918
1995–96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 19 7 7 1 994 54 0 3.26 .884 5 1 1 198 12 0 3.64 .880
1996–97 Detroit Vipers IHL 32 23 4 3 1763 14 4 1.87 .926 11 7 3 518 22 0 2.55 .926
1996–97 New Jersey Devils NHL 3 0 2 0 275 139 0 5.62 .800
1997–98 Detroit Vipers IHL 46 27 9 8 2570 95 4 2.22 .917 22 13 9 1276 52 2 2.44
1998–99 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 27 17 7 3 1555 66 0 2.55 .921 3 1 1 142 8 0 3.39 .884
1996–97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 1 1 0 107 8 0 4.51 .843
NHL totals 174 53 65 17 4380 529 5 3.66 .879 11 3 5 516 35 0 4.08 .855

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JEFF REESE DEPARTS FLYERS COACHING STAFF", Philadelphia Flyers press release, March 6, 2015
  2. ^ "Jeff Reese - Stats - NHL.com - Players". NHL.com. 1966-03-24. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  3. ^ "looks at some of the biggest deals in hockey history - NHL.com - NHL Insider". NHL.com. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Jeff Reese NHL Digest". Nhldigest.com. 2010-02-02. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  5. ^ 35 Jeff Reese. "New Jersey Devils goaltending history : Jeff Reese". Goaliesarchive.com. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  6. ^ "Jeff Reese player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 

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