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PHIL GOYETTE (1956-1963)

Phil
Goyette

1952-1963
Position C
Shoots L
Weight 170lbs
Height 5'11"
Date of birth October 31st, 1933
Place of birth Lachine, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 7
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 375 62 120 182 0 44
1956-1957 14 3 4 7 0 0
1957-1958 70 9 37 46 0 8
1958-1959 63 10 18 28 0 8
1959-1960 65 21 22 43 0 4
1960-1961 62 7 4 11 0 4
1961-1962 69 7 27 34 0 18
1962-1963 32 5 8 13 0 2
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 52 12 14 26 0 14
1956-1957 10 2 1 3 0 4
1957-1958 10 4 1 5 0 4
1958-1959 10 0 4 4 0 0
1959-1960 8 2 1 3 0 4
1960-1961 6 3 3 6 0 0
1961-1962 6 1 4 5 0 2
1962-1963 2 0 0 0 0 0

TALENTED CENTER PHIL GOYETTE HAD A REMARKABLE START TO HIS NHL CAREER, WINNING THE STANLEY CUP IN EACH OF HIS FIRST FOUR YEARS IN MONTREAL.

It was no easy task to crack the Montreal Canadiens’ lineup as a center in the mid-1950s, but Phil Goyette managed the task, spending the first seven seasons of his long NHL career with the Habs.

The 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.

He played 14 regular season games that year and 10 more in the postseason in Montreal, having his name engraved on the Stanley Cup while still remaining eligible for rookie of the year consideration the following year.

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.

When offensive opportunities presented themselves, Goyette was quick to capitalize. He picked up 37 assists as a rookie and broke the 20-goal barrier with 21 markers in 1959-1960.

The first four springs Goyette spent with the Canadiens culminated with championship parades through the streets of Montreal. After an injury-plagued 1962-63 campaign, he was headed to the Big Apple, joining the Rangers in the seven-player deal that brought goaltending great Gump Worsley to Montreal.

Without future Hall of Famers ahead of him on the depth chart, Goyette’s career flourished in New York. He hit double figures in each of his six seasons as a Ranger, twice surpassing the 20-goal mark and regularly finishing the season among the team’s top scorers.

The veteran pivot was traded to St. Louis in 1969-70 and at an age when most NHLers’ best days are behind them, 36-year-old Goyette hit career highs, notching 29 goals and 49 helpers.

Shuffled off to Buffalo, Goyette picked up 61 points in only 60 games the next winter and wound down his career with a short second stint with the Rangers before becoming the first coach of the expansion New York Islanders.

His hockey years behind him, Goyette returned to his hometown, where he enjoyed a successful business career in the transportation industry.