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Alexander Augustus Lyon (born December 9, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms as a prospect for the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played collegiately for the Yale Bulldogs men's ice hockey team, competing in the ECAC.[1]

Alex Lyon
Born (1992-12-09) December 9, 1992 (age 26)
Baudette, Minnesota, U.S.
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Philadelphia Flyers
Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present

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Playing careerEdit

While at Yale University, he was named Ivy League co-Rookie of the Year in 2014. After leading the nation in save percentage, shutouts and goals-against average,[2] Lyon was presented with the Ken Dryden Award (given to the best goalie in the ECAC) his sophomore season,[3] while receiving First-Team AHCA/CCM All-America, First-Team All-ECAC, First-Team All-New England as well as First-Team All-Ivy League honors. He was also the winner of the J. Murray Murdoch Award as Yale's Most Valuable Player.[4]

And individual awards kept rolling in for Lyon after the 2015–16 season as he repeated as Ken Dryden Award recipient[5] and also landed spots on the All-ECAC First Team, the All-Ivy League First Team[6] and the All-New England First Team for the second straight year.

Lyon opted to forgo his senior season at Yale and signed an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL) on April 5, 2016.[7]

Lyon made his first NHL start February 1, 2018 in a 4–3 loss to the New Jersey Devils.[8] On February 18, 2018, Lyon recorded his first NHL win with the Flyers after replacing an injured Michal Neuvirth in the second period. Lyon saved 25 of 26 shots by the New York Rangers en route to a 7–4 victory.[9]

On May 9, 2018, in a playoff win over the Charlotte Checkers, Lyon saved 94 of 95 shots faced in a record-setting 146 minutes 48 seconds, making it the longest game in AHL history. The game went to fifth overtime with the Phantoms winning 2–1.[10]

International playEdit

Medal record
Representing   United States
Ice hockey
World Championships
  2015 Czech Republic

He won bronze with the US National Team at the 2015 World Championships in the Czech Republic,[11] seeing action in one game during the tournament.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2010–11 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 1 0 1 0 60 5 0 5.00 .848
2011–12 Omaha Lancers USHL 48 28 15 3 2762 127 4 2.76 .910 4 1 3 237 13 0 3.30 .910
2012–13 Omaha Lancers USHL 50 26 21 1 2894 128 1 2.65 .916
2013–14 Yale Bulldogs ECAC 30 14 11 5 1764 71 3 2.41 .918
2014–15 Yale Bulldogs ECAC 26 15 7 4 1517 41 5 1.62 .938
2015–16 Yale Bulldogs ECAC 26 18 4 4 1589 40 4 1.51 .941
2016–17 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 47 27 14 0 2718 124 4 2.74 .912 2 0 1 115 4 0 2.07 .882
2017–18 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 27 16 8 2 1548 71 0 2.75 .913 11 6 5 758 25 0 1.98 .944
2017–18 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 11 4 2 1 480 22 0 2.75 .905
2018–19 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 39 19 17 3 2321 106 1 2.74 .916
2018–19 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 1 0 71 6 0 5.07 .806
NHL totals 13 4 3 1 551 28 0 3.05 .894

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
College
Ivy League Rookie of the Year 2013–14 [13]
All-Ivy League First Team Honorable Mention 2013–14 [14]
All-Ivy League First Team 2014–15 [15]
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 2014–15 [16]
All-Ivy League First Team 2015–16 [17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Frank, Fredrick (January 30, 2014). "MEN'S HOCKEY: Heart of a Lyon". Yale Daily News. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "MEN'S HOCKEY: Alex Lyon '17, star goaltender, to depart for NHL". yaledailynews.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  3. ^ "Lyon Wins Dryden Award – Yale Bulldogs". www.yalebulldogs.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  4. ^ "Alex Lyon – Yale Bulldogs". www.yalebulldogs.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  5. ^ "League Announces Postseason Awards – ECAC Hockey". ecachockey.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  6. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey All-Ivy, Postseason Awards Announced – Ivy League". www.ivyleaguesports.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  7. ^ "Flyers agree to terms with goaltender Alex Lyon". flyers.nhl.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  8. ^ Boruk, John (February 2, 2018). "Alex Lyon's 1st NHL start has devilish finish". nbcsports.com. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  9. ^ Satriano, David (February 18, 2018). "Lyon, Giroux power Flyers past Rangers". NHL.com. New York. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Flyers prospect Lyon makes 94 saves in longest game in AHL history". NHL.com. May 10, 2018. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Team USA Takes Home The Bronze". Let's Go Hawks. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  12. ^ "Teams – 2015 WM – International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". www.iihfworlds2015.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  13. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey All-Ivy – 2013–14". Ivy League. 2014-03-07. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  14. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey All-Ivy – 2013–14". Ivy League. 2014-03-07. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  15. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey All-Ivy, Coach of the Year Announced". Ivy League. 2015-03-05. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-25.
  16. ^ "League Announces Postseason Awards". ECAC Hockey. 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2015-03-25.
  17. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey All-Ivy, Coach of the Year Announced". Ivy League. 2016-03-03. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-03-03.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Colin Stevens
Ken Dryden Award
2014–15
2015–16
Succeeded by
Kyle Hayton