1966 NHL Amateur Draft Pick
Round Overall
1 5
Phil Myre
Selected by Montreal from Shawinigan (QJHL)
Montreal Canadiens Shawinigan Bruins
Garry Monahan

6-foot-1, 180 pounds

Left-hand catcher


Pre-Draft Statistics

Year Team   GP W-L-T GAA SO SV%
1963-64Victoriaville QJHL -- -- -- -- --
1964-65Victoriaville QJHL 21 14-7-0 3.91 3 n/a
1965-66Shawinigan QJHL 44 38-6-0 3.11 1 n/a

Pre-Draft Notes

Played in 1964, 1965, and 1966 Memorial Cup. ... QJHL wins leader in 1965-66.
Canadian • Born November 1, 1948 in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec • Hometown: Montreal

Career Vitals

First contract: 1968
Debut: December 30, 1969
(Montreal vs. St. Louis)
Final NHL game: April 20, 1983 (playoffs)
(Buffalo at Boston)
Retired: 1984
Stanley Cup: 1971 (third goalie, name not on Cup)
Numbers worn: 29, 30 (Montreal); 1 (Atlanta);
30, 1 (St. Louis); 31 (Philadelphia);
30 (Colorado); 33 (Buffalo)

Career NHL Statistics

Teams: Montreal, Atlanta, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Colo., Buffalo
Years: 1969-1983. Playoffs: 1974-1983

Regular Season
14 years 439 149-198-76 3.53 14 n/a
Stanley Cup Playoffs
4 years 12 6-5 3.29 1 n/a
Complete statistics available at NHL.com 

Career Highlights

Named to QJHL All-Star Second Team in 1964-65 with Victoriaville and 1965-66 with Shawinigan. ... Led QJHL with three shutouts in 1964-65. ... Led OHA with four shutouts for Niagara Falls in 1967-68. ... Named to OHA All-Star Second Team with Niagara Falls in 1967-68. ... Won Memorial Cup with Niagara Falls in 1968. ... Led CHL goalies with 53 games played and 3,150 minutes in 1968-69. ... Named to CHL All-Star Second Team with Houston in 1968-69. ... Won Terry Sawchuk Trophy for leading CHL in GAA (2.83) with Houston in 1968-69. .... Played on Montreal team that won AHL regular-season title in 1969-70. ... Did not have name engraved on Stanley Cup in 1971 because he was playing behind Ken Dryden and Rogie Vachon, despite having started season as team's No. 2 goalie behind Vachon. ... Played on first Atlanta Flames team and was first goalie to start and win for the franchise on Oct. 7, 1972, at N.Y. Islanders (3-2 win, 21 saves). ... Co-winner of Atlanta MVP award for team's inaugural season of 1972-73. ... Registered first playoff win in Flames franchise history with 3-2 victory over Los Angeles on April 7, 1977, at Atlanta. ... Named NHL Player of Week while playing for St. Louis in late December 1977. ... Set St. Louis record (since broken) for consecutive starts by a goaltender with 28 in 1977-78. ... Snapped Montreal's 28-game unbeaten streak on Feb. 23, 1978. ... Was part of Philadelphia team that set NHL record with 35-game unbeaten streak in 1979-80. He was in goal for the Dec. 22, 1979, win at Boston -- the 29th game in the streak, which broke Montreal's NHL record of 28 games. ... Was on Philadelphia team that lost in 1980 Stanley Cup Finals. ... Was player/assistant coach on Rochester team that won AHL regular -season title in 1982-83. ... Won AHL Calder Cup as player/assistant coach with Rochester in 1983.

Transaction History

June 6, 1972 -- Claimed by Atlanta from Montreal in 1972 NHL Expansion Draft. Dec. 12, 1977 -- Traded by Atlanta with Curt Bennett and Barry Gibbs to St. Louis in exchange for Yves Belanger, Dick Redmond, Bob MacMillan and 1979 second-round pick (Mike Perovich). June 7, 1979 -- Traded by St. Louis to Philadelphia for Blake Dunlop and Rick Lapointe. Feb. 26, 1981 -- Rights sold by Philadelphia to Colorado. Sept. 11, 19828 -- Signed with Buffalo as unrestricted free agent.

Non-Playing Career

Was player-assistant coach with Rochester (AHL) in 1982-83 and 1983-84. ... Named Los Angeles goaltending consultant prior to 1984-85 season and held that position through 1984-85 season. ... Named Los Angeles assistant-goaltending coach prior to 1985-86 season and remained in that position until Dec. 9, 1987. ... Was assistant coach of Canada team that won bronze medal oat 1986 World Championships in Moscow. ... Served as Rochester Junior Americans head coach in 1988-89. ... Named Detroit assistant coach on June 22, 1989, and remained in position through 1989-90 season. ... Named Detroit goaltending consultant prior to 1990-91 season and remained in position through 1990-91 season. ... Named Detroit goaltending coach prior to 1991-92 season and held position through 1992-93 season. ... Named Chicago player-development coach prior to 1994-95 season and remained in that position through 1994-95 season. ... Named Ottawa goaltending coach prior to 1996-97 season and remained in that position until April 22, 2004. ... Named Florida goaltending coach on Aug. 23, 2005, and remained in that position through 2006-07 season. ... Served as assistant coach of Oakland Grizzlies (Micigan AAA) in 2011-12 and 2012-13. ... Named Saginaw (OHL) goaltending coach on May 5, 2014, and currently holds this position.

Named Ottawa pro scout in December 1995 and remained in that position until April 22, 2004. ... Named Florida pro scout on Aug. 23, 2005, and held position through 2009-10 season. ... Named Montreal Canadiens scouting consultant prior to 2011-12 season and held position into 2012-13 season.

Life Beyond the NHL

Full Name: Louis Philippe Myre

Other Post-Draft Teams: Niagara Falls (OHA); Houston (CHL); Montreal (AHL); Fort Worth (CHL); Rochester (AHL).

Career Beyond Hockey: Outside of his work as a coach and pro scout, Myre developed into a popular public speaker during his post-playing career. He maintains his own blog in which he comments on news and other developments in the NHL. In addition to his blog, he can be found on LinkedIn.


Selected by Alberta Oilers in 1972 WHA Draft -- the first-ever WHA Draft -- in February 1972. Became first player selected in the 1972 NHL Expansion draft when he was picked by Atlanta. No. 1 goalie for Canadian team that placed fourth in 1981 World Championships in Sweden. Missed part of 1981-82 with charley horse, suffered in Dec. 18, 1981, game vs. Vancouver.
Total Selected: 24
Forwards: 14
Defense: 8
Goaltenders: 2
Major Junior: 17
College Players: 0
Canadian: 24
American: 0
Euro-Canadian: 0
European: 0
Reached NHL: 14
Won Stanley Cup: 3
Hall of Fame: 1
All-Star Game: 3
Year-end All-Star: 1
Olympians: 0
Picks Traded: 1

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