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Frederick A. Meyer, IV (born January 4, 1981) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman who played parts of seven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Phoenix Coyotes and Atlanta Thrashers. He is currently the head coach for the East Coast Wizards of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL).

Freddy Meyer
Freddy Meyer.jpg
Born (1981-01-04) January 4, 1981 (age 38)
Sanbornville, NH, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
New York Islanders
Phoenix Coyotes
Atlanta Thrashers
Modo Hockey
National team  United States
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2003–2012

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Meyer played in the 1994 and 1995 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with minor ice hockey teams from Beverly, Massachusetts and Syracuse, New York.[1]

Meyer was signed by the Philadelphia Flyers on May 21, 2003 to an entry level contract. Meyer was previously an NCAA East First All-American team in 2002–03 at Boston University.[citation needed]

Meyer was a key defenseman during the Philadelphia Phantoms Calder Cup winning team in the 2004–05 AHL season.[citation needed]

On December 16, 2006 he was traded along with a conditional 3rd round draft pick to the New York Islanders in exchange for Alexei Zhitnik.[2] He was claimed off waivers by the Phoenix Coyotes on October 8, 2007.[3] On October 23, he cleared waivers and was sent to the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL.[4] On November 10, he was reclaimed by the Islanders off of re-entry waivers.[5]

On August 19, 2010 he was signed by the Atlanta Thrashers to a one-year contract as an unrestricted free agent.[6]

On June 18, 2011, following the completion of the 2010–11 season, Meyer left the NHL and signed a one-year deal with European team, Modo Hockey of the Elitserien.[7]

On August 28, 2012, Meyer retired from professional hockey, becoming an assistant coach with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League for two seasons. He would leave the Monarchs to be named as the East Coast Wizards head coach in the EHL.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Boston University HE 25 1 11 12 52
2000–01 Boston University HE 28 6 13 19 82
2001–02 Boston University HE 37 5 15 20 78
2002–03 Boston University HE 36 5 16 21 76
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 59 14 14 28 50 12 0 3 3 8
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 59 6 9 15 71 21 3 9 12 34
2005–06 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 11 3 3 6 22
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 57 6 21 27 33 6 0 1 1 8
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 25 2 3 5 14
2006–07 New York Islanders NHL 35 0 3 3 24
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 8 0 2 2 12
2007–08 New York Islanders NHL 52 3 9 12 22
2008–09 New York Islanders NHL 27 4 5 9 14
2009–10 New York Islanders NHL 64 4 11 15 40
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 15 1 1 2 8
2011–12 Modo Hockey SEL 31 3 9 12 55
NHL totals 281 20 53 73 155 6 0 1 1 8

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1999 United States WJC18 7th 6 1 4 5 8
2001 United States WJC 5th 7 0 2 2 12
2006 United States WC 7th 7 0 0 0 6
Junior totals 13 1 6 7 20
Senior totals 7 0 0 0 6

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  2. ^ New York Islanders - News: ISLANDERS ACQUIRE MEYER FOR ZHITNIK - 12/16/2006
  3. ^ Phoenix Coyotes - News: COYOTES CLAIM FREDDY MEYER OFF WAIVERS FROM NEW YORK ISLANDERS - 10/08/2007 Archived 2007-12-11 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Phoenix Coyotes - News: COYOTES ASSIGN FREDDY MEYER TO SAN ANTONIO - 10/23/2007 Archived 2007-10-30 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ New York Islanders - News: NEWS FLASH: FREDDY'S BACK - 11/10/2007
  6. ^ "Thrashers sign Freddy Meyer". Bluelandblog.com. 2010-08-19. Archived from the original on 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
  7. ^ "Modo Hockey bring in American" (in Swedish). MODO Hockey. 2011-06-18. Archived from the original on 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2011-06-18.

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