Philippe Louis "Phil" Myre - Born November 1, 1948 in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec is a Canadian retired ice Hockey goaltender and coach.
Myre had quite the junior Hockey career, first playing for the Victoriaville Bruins from 1963 to 1965 and playing in the Memorial Cup playoffs in both 1964 & 1965. Myre then joined the Shawinigan Falls Bruins for the 1965-66 season, taking them deep into the Memorial Cup playoffs, losing in the Eastern finals to the Oshawa Generals.
Myre then joined the Niagara Falls Flyers for 2 seasons, from 1966 to 1968, and backstopped the Flyers to the 1968 Memorial Cup championship, along with winning the 1968 George Richardson Memorial Trophy and 1968 J. Ross Robertson Cup. Myre got a shutout in game 5, as the Flyers won the best of 7 series in 5 games. Interesting side note, was the the Flyers had to wear 3 different teams jerseys in the 5 games - Their own, Montreal Jr. Canadiens and the St. Catharines Teepees jersey's as both teams in the finals had the same type of jerseys that matched the Boston Bruins style, so the Flyers had to switch jerseys.
Myre then turned pro to start the 1969-70 season, joining the Houston Apollos of the Central Hockey League / CHL, as they were the affiliate team of the Montreal Canadiens, who had drafted Myre in the 1966 NHL Entry Draft. Myre won 24 games, tied 10 and lost 19 in his first year as a pro.
Myre then played parts of three seasons (1969-72) with the Canadiens, while also playing for their new affiliate, the Montreal Voyageurs of the American Hockey League / AHL. Myre played in 10 NHL games his first season in Montreal, and had his NHL debut on December 30, 1969 vs the St. Louis Blues. Myre got his 1st NHL victory on January 3rd, 1970 vs the Oakland Seals.
In the 1970-71 season, because of an injury to Rogie Vachon, he played 30 regular season games and dressed for 70. He also got his 1st NHL shutout on October 15, 1970 vs the Buffalo Sabres at The Aud in Buffalo. However, during the playoffs, the Canadiens went with rookie Ken Dryden. When Montreal won the 1971 Stanley Cup, Myre was included in the team picture and was given a Stanley Cup ring, but his name was left off the Cup (because he did not dress for any playoff games), even though he qualified.
Myre was claimed by the Atlanta Flames in the NHL Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972, 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 was then traded to the St. Louis Blues by Atlanta with Curt Bennett and Barry Gibbs for Yves Belanger, Dick Redmond, Bob MacMillan and St. Louis' 2nd round pick (Mike Perovich in 1979 NHL Draft), December 12, 1977. Myre played almost 2 seasons in St. Louis before they traded him to the Philadelphia Flyers for Blake Dunlop and Rick Lapointe, June 7, 1979.
Myre had his best NHL season Playing for the Flyers, winning 18 games, tying 15 and losing 7 during the regular season in 1979-80, helping the Flyers win the Patrick Division championship and they won the 1980 Clarence S. Campbell Bowl as the 1979-80 Clarence Campbell Conference regular season champions with 116 points. Myre and rookie goalie Pete Peeters backstopped the Flyers through an undefeated streak of 35 games, an NHL record (longest unbeaten streak in North American sports history in 35 consecutive games without a loss, from October 14, 1979 to January 6, 1980). Myre then played in 6 playoff games, winning 5, as the Flyers made it to the 1980 Stanley Cup finals, losing to the New York Islanders.
Myre was then traded to the Colorado Rockies for cash, February 26, 1981, where he played just 34 games over 2 seasons, and finished the 1981-82 season the the CHL Fort Worth Texans.
Myre was signed as a free agent by the Buffalo Sabres, September 11, 1982, playing just 6 games for Buffalo, and ended his playing days as a player-assistant coach with the AHL Rochester Americans from 1982-84.
Myre was named Los Angeles Kings 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 Red Wings 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 (Michigan AAA) in 2011-12 and 2012-13. ... Named Saginaw (OHL) goaltending coach on May 5, 2014.