Neil Little

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Neil Little
Born (1971-12-18) December 18, 1971 (age 43)
Medicine Hat, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for NHL
Philadelphia Flyers
AHL
Hershey Bears
Philadelphia Phantoms
IHL
Grand Rapids Griffins
ECHL
Johnstown Chiefs
SM-liiga
Espoo Blues
NHL Draft 226th overall, 1991
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1994–2006

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. Until 2015, he was previously an amateur scout for the Flyers.[1]

Playing career[edit]

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.

Despite only playing two career games with the Philadelphia Flyers, Little was named as one of the Flyers goaltenders for the 2012 NHL Winter Classic Alumni game.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

He married Catherine M Foote, DMD of Ardmore, PA in July of 2013. Neil has two children, Nicholas and Elsie.

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1990–91
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1992–93
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1992–93

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1990–91 R.P.I. NCAA 18 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1991–92 R.P.I. NCAA -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1992–93 R.P.I. NCAA -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1993–94 R.P.I. NCAA 33 19 10 4 1920 102 0 3.19 --
1993–94 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 18 1 0 3.23 .889
1994–95 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 16 7 6 1 897 55 0 3.68 .896
1994–95 Hershey Bears AHL 19 5 7 3 919 60 0 3.91 .868
1995–96 Hershey Bears AHL 48 21 18 6 2680 149 0 3.34 .895
1996–97 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 54 31 12 7 3007 145 0 2.89 .909
1997–98 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 51 31 11 7 2960 145 0 2.94 .903
1998–99 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 50 18 21 5 2740 144 3 3.15 .894
1999–00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 51 26 18 2 2830 143 1 3.03 .906
2000–01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 58 22 27 4 3117 148 2 2.85 .909
2001–02 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 35 13 15 7 2079 70 2 2.02 .926
2001–02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 1 0 60 4 0 4.00 .862
2002–03 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 42 18 19 4 2478 103 4 2.49 .907
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 34 21 12 1 1900 62 6 1.96 .920
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 1 0 33 2 0 3.64 .750
2004–05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 26 15 7 0 1382 54 3 2.34 .921
2005–06 Espoo Blues SM-liiga 37 14 16 7 2100.03 85 2 2.43 .916
NHL totals 2 0 2 0 93 6 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neiburg, Jeff. "Flyers' new goalie coach praised by GM Ron Hextall". Philly.com. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "2012 Flyers Alumni Game Official Roster - Philadelphia Flyers - News". Philadelphiaflyers.com. 25 November 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Peter White Hall Of Fame Induction Higlights [sic] Big Night With Phantoms". OurSports Central. 2009-04-03. Retrieved 2011-03-21. 
  4. ^ "Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Athletics - Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2011-03-21. 

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