Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Flyers recall G Munroe

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have recalled 6’2”, 210-pound goaltender Scott Munroe from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms.

Munroe was recalled because Martin Biron will miss tonight’s game due to the flu.

Munroe, 26, has posted a 13-5-0 record, 2.32 goals-against average, .928 save percentage and three shutouts in 18 games for the Phantoms this season. His 13 wins lead the AHL and he is ranked in the top 10 in several other categories, including shutouts (three – tied for second in the AHL), save percentage (.928 – fifth in the AHL) and goals-against average (2.32 – eighth in the AHL).

Over parts of the last four seasons (2005-06 through 2008-09), Munroe has appeared in 96 games for the Phantoms, compiling a 46-34-4 record, 2.66 GAA, .915 save percentage and nine shutouts. He was originally signed as a free agent by the Flyers on March 18, 2006.

He joined the Phantoms after completing his senior season at the University of Alabama-Huntsville in 2006. In 31 games for the UAH Chargers during the 2005-06 season, Munroe compiled a 17-11-2 record, 3.01 GAA and .916 save percentage. He was named College Hockey America (CHA) Co-Player of the Year for the 2005-06 season and to the First All-CHA Team for the second consecutive season.

A native of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Munroe holds UAH records for most games by a goaltender in a career (99), highest career save percentage (.918) and most games played in a single season (31 in 2005-06 and 2004-05).

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