Phil Myre

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Phil Myre
Phil Myre 80-81.JPG
Myre in 1980
Born (1948-11-01) November 1, 1948 (age 68)
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 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 Louis 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 goaltending coach for the Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1966-67 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA 33 N/A N/A N/A N/A 135 1 4.03 N/A
1968-69 Houston Apollos CHL 53 N/A N/A N/A 3150 150 2 2.83 N/A
1969-70 Montreal Voyageurs AHL 15 N/A N/A N/A 900 37 0 2.47 N/A
1969-70 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 4 3 2 503 19 0 2.27 N/A
1970-71 Montreal Canadiens NHL 30 13 11 4 1677 87 1 3.11 0.905
1971-72 Montreal Canadiens NHL 9 4 5 0 528 32 0 3.63 N/A
1972-73 Atlanta Flames NHL 46 16 23 5 2736 138 2 3.03 N/A
1973-74 Atlanta Flames NHL 36 11 16 6 2020 112 0 3.33 N/A
1974-75 Atlanta Flames NHL 40 14 16 10 2400 114 5 2.85 0.909
1975-76 Atlanta Flames NHL 37 16 16 4 2129 123 1 3.47 0.885
1976-77 Atlanta Flames NHL 43 17 17 7 2422 124 3 3.07 N/A
1977-78 Atlanta Flames NHL 9 2 7 0 523 43 0 4.93 N/A
1977-78 St. Louis Blues NHL 44 11 25 8 2620 159 1 3.64 N/A
1978-79 St. Louis Blues NHL 39 9 22 8 2259 163 1 4.33 N/A
1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 41 18 7 15 2367 141 0 3.57 N/A
1980-81 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 16 6 5 4 900 61 0 4.07 N/A
1980-81 Colorado Rockies NHL 10 3 6 1 580 33 0 3.41 N/A
1981-82 Fort Worth Texans CHL 10 4 5 1 615 40 0 3.90 0.889
1981–82 Colorado Rockies NHL 24 2 17 2 1256 112 0 5.35 0.833
1982-83 Rochester Americans AHL 43 28 8 5 2541 156 0 3.68 N/A
1982-83 Buffalo Sabres NHL 5 3 2 0 300 21 0 4.20 0.862
1983-84 Rochester Americans AHL N/A 19 9 1 1801 104 3 3.46 N/A
NHL totals 439 149 198 76 25,220 1482 14 3.53 N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PHIL MYRE KINGS ASSISTANT COACH 1985-87/GOALTENDING COACH 1984-85". Los Angeles Kings. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

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