ATD 2013 BIO Thread (quotes, stats, pics, sources, everything)
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02-25-2013, 12:18 PM
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Phil Goyette, C
5'11", 170 lbs
"Thin Man", "The Professor"
October 31st, 1933 in Lachine, QC
- 4-time Stanley Cup Champion - (1957, 1958, 1959, 1960)
- 1-time recipient of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - (1970)
- 5-time top-10 in All-Star C Voting (3, 4, 4, 8, 8)
- scored 207 goals and 467 assists for 674 points in 941 games, adding 131 penalty minutes.
- scored 17 goals and 29 assists for 46 points in 94 playoff games, adding 26 penalty minutes.
Top 10 Finishes:
Goals - 1x - (9)
Assists - 5x - (2, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Points - 3x - (4, 7, 8)
Powerplay Goals - 1x - (6)
Game Winning Goals - 2x - (4, 10)
Hart Trophy Voting:
Greatest Hockey Legends
Phil Goyette came out of junior
as a slick passing, high scoring offensive dynamo
in the Montreal system. Unfortunately for Goyette, Montreal didn't need another high scoring center as they already boasted Jean Beliveau, Henri Richard and Ralph Backstrom
As a result of this overcrowding down the middle, Phil spent 3 years in the minors before catching on with Les Habitants in 1957-58 on a full time basis. While in the minors Phil learned to become
a defensive center. He learned the fine art of defensive anticipation, shadowing your check and face-offs.
Phil finally caught on with Montreal as a defensive minded 4th line center.
In his official rookie season Phil
played strong defensively but also showed a good playmaking side
. He scored 9 goals and 37 assists for 46 points in 70 games. In the playoffs
he played an integral role
, scoring 4 goals in 10 games in capturing another Cup.
However for the first time in a long time Phil got some serious ice time and he responded strongly.
There was never any doubt that he had offensive skills, but finally he got to display them
as he registered 24 goals and 41 assists for 65 points.
an extremely clean player
who only had 131 career PIM in 941 games
helped the Blues reach the Stanley Cup finals
, scoring 3 times and assisting on 11 others for 14 points in 16 games.
He also used his
vast playoff experience
to help the Rangers to a strong playoff showing.
Legends of Hockey
Some say that he had eyes in the back of his head because of his great peripheral vision and smooth passing skills. He was fast becoming a well-balanced craftsman who could play effectively at both ends of the ice.
always been a fiercely dedicated Hab
. Nonetheless, he donned his Rangers' sweater and continued his role
as a slick playmaker who was well versed in all facets of his game.
smooth skating, Lachine, Quebec native with a nose for the net
came up through the ranks, playing with the Montreal Junior Canadiens, Cincinnati Mohawks and Montreal Royals before breaking in with the big club in 1956-57.
Breaking into the lineup to stay in 1957-58, the young center joined a team that already featured Jean Beliveau and Henri Richard at his position. Goyette became
a reliable defensive specialist, solidifying his hold on a roster spot with his ability to skate with the best of them, doggedly shadowing his opponent while managing to remain largely within the limits of what officials permitted
Christian Science Monitor - Nov. 1, 1963
For the better part of six full seasons with the Montreal Canadiens,
Phil Goyette centered the Habs' checking line against the best three-some the opposition had to offer
Ottawa Citizen - Jun. 5, 1963
Phil Goyette is a centre,
listed as a terrific penalty killer
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