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.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1950–51 Montreal Nationale QJHL 44 10 19 29 26 3 1 3 4 0
1951–52 Montreal Nationale QJHL 45 23 28 51 11 9 3 5 8 4
1952–53 Montreal Jr. Canadiens QJHL 44 23 36 59 13 7 2 4 6 0
1953–54 Montreal Jr. Canadiens QJHL 50 43 47 90 19 8 4 5 9 0
1954–55 Cincinnati Mohawks IHL 57 41 51 92 17 10 6 8 14 2
1954–55 Montreal Royals QHL 4 0 1 1 0
1955–56 Montreal Royals QHL 58 19 15 34 4 13 10 7 17 0
1955–56 Montreal Royals Ed-Cup 6 1 3 4 0
1956–57 Montreal Canadiens NHL 14 3 4 7 0 10 2 1 3 4
1956–57 Montreal Royals QHL 47 13 18 31 10
1957–58 Montreal Canadiens NHL 70 9 37 46 8 10 4 1 5 4
1958–59 Montreal Canadiens NHL 63 10 18 28 8 10 0 4 4 0
1959–60 Montreal Canadiens NHL 65 21 22 43 4 8 2 1 3 4
1960–61 Montreal Canadiens NHL 62 7 4 11 4 6 3 3 6 0
1961–62 Montreal Canadiens NHL 69 7 27 34 18 6 1 4 5 2
1962–63 Montreal Canadiens NHL 32 5 8 13 2 2 0 0 0 0
1963–64 New York Rangers NHL 67 24 41 65 15
1964–65 New York Rangers NHL 52 12 34 46 6
1965–66 New York Rangers NHL 60 11 31 42 6
1966–67 New York Rangers NHL 70 12 49 61 6 4 1 0 1 0
1967–68 New York Rangers NHL 73 25 40 65 10 6 0 1 1 4
1968–69 New York Rangers NHL 67 13 32 45 8 3 0 0 0 0
1969–70 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 29 49 78 16 16 3 11 14 6
1970–71 Buffalo Sabres NHL 60 15 46 61 6
1971–72 Buffalo Sabres NHL 37 3 21 24 14
1971–72 New York Rangers NHL 8 1 4 5 0 13 1 3 4 2
NHL totals 941 207 467 674 131 94 17 29 46 26

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