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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.

Phil Myre
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Myre in 1980
Born (1948-11-01) November 1, 1948 (age 71)
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
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

Playing careerEdit

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 for 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, but 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 played 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 also played for the St. Louis Blues, Philadelphia Flyers, Colorado Rockies, and Buffalo Sabres.

In the 1979–80 NHL season, Myre and rookie goalie Pete Peeters backstopped the Flyers through an undefeated streak of 35 games, an NHL record. Myre 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 was a goaltending coach for the Los Angeles Kings, Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1963–64 Victoriaville Bruins QJHL 2 1 1 120 12 0 6.00
1963–64 Victoriaville Bruins M-Cup 1 0 1 60 8 0 8.00
1964–65 Victoriaville Bruins QJHL 21 14 7 0 1260 82 3 3.90 9 7 2 540 36 0 4.00
1964–65 Victoriaville Bruins M-Cup 3 0 3 180 24 0 8.00
1965–66 Shawinigan Bruins QJHL 44 38 6 0 2620 136 1 3.11 12 8 4 730 34 3 2.79
1965–66 Shawinigan Bruins M-Cup 15 11 4 900 41 0 2.73
1966–67 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 34 2010 135 1 4.03 9 540 44 0 4.89
1967–68 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 50 2970 153 4 3.09 19 1140 72 0 3.79
1967–68 Niagara Falls Flyers M-Cup 10 7 3 621 34 1 3.29
1968–69 Houston Apollos CHL 53 24 19 10 3150 150 2 2.86 2 0 2 119 7 0 3.53
1969–70 Montréal Canadiens NHL 10 4 3 2 503 19 0 2.27 .923
1969–70 Montréal Voyageurs AHL 15 900 37 0 2.47
1970–71 Montréal Canadiens NHL 30 13 11 4 1677 87 1 3.11 .904
1971–72 Montréal Canadiens NHL 9 4 5 0 528 32 0 3.64 .884
1972–73 Atlanta Flames NHL 46 16 23 5 2736 138 2 3.03 .902
1973–74 Atlanta Flames NHL 36 11 16 6 2020 112 0 3.33 .889 3 0 3 186 13 0 4.19 .885
1974–75 Atlanta Flames NHL 40 14 16 10 2400 114 5 2.85 .909
1975–76 Atlanta Flames NHL 37 16 16 4 2129 123 1 3.47 .880
1976–77 Atlanta Flames NHL 43 17 17 7 2422 124 3 3.07 .886 2 1 1 120 5 0 2.50 .891
1977–78 Atlanta Flames NHL 9 2 7 0 523 43 0 4.93 .839
1977–78 St. Louis Blues NHL 44 11 25 8 2620 159 1 3.64 .883
1978–79 St. Louis Blues NHL 39 9 22 8 2259 163 1 4.33 .864
1979–80 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 41 18 7 15 2367 141 0 3.57 .875 6 5 1 384 16 1 2.50 .920
1980–81 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 16 6 5 4 900 61 0 4.07 .864
1980–81 Colorado Rockies NHL 10 3 6 1 580 33 0 3.41 .884
1981–82 Colorado Rockies NHL 24 2 17 2 1256 112 0 5.35 .839
1981–82 Fort Worth Texans CHL 10 4 5 1 615 40 0 3.90
1982–83 Buffalo Sabres NHL 5 3 2 0 300 21 0 4.20 .862 1 0 0 57 7 0 7.37 .759
1982–83 Rochester Americans AHL 43 28 8 5 2541 156 0 3.68 .866
1983–84 Rochester Americans AHL 33 19 9 1 1803 104 4 3.46
NHL totals 439 149 198 76 25,220 1482 14 3.53 .884 12 6 5 747 41 1 3.29 .895

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
1981 Canada WC 7 2 5 0 359 26 0 4.35

"Myre's stats". The Goaltender Home Page. Retrieved 2017-09-28.

ReferencesEdit

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

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