Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lyle Phair
Lyle Phair was born August 31, 1961 in Pilot Mound, Manitoba. A graduate of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Selkirk Steelers, Phair joined the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's Michigan State Spartans in 1981-82 where he spent four years before making his NHL debut in 1985-86.

In his four years at Michigan State the Pilot Mound, Manitoba native captured the Outstanding Rookie Award for the Spartans in 1982 and earned NCAA All-Tournament Team honours in 1984 before signing as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings in the summer of 1985.

Following his four years at Michigan State, Phair spent the majority of the 1985-86 season with the American Hockey League's New Haven Nighthawks, while playing in 15 games with the Kings.

For three years, Phair shared his time with Los Angeles and New Haven before he was traded to New Jersey early into the 1988-89 AHL season while in New Haven.

Throughout his career, Lyle Phair played in 49 NHL games, scoring six goals while adding seven assists for 13 points.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Selkirk Steelers MJHL 48 41 50 91
1980-81 Selkirk Steelers MJHL 48 21 48 69
1981-82 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 42 19 24 43 49
1982-83 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 42 20 15 35 64
1983-84 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 45 15 16 31 58
1984-85 Michigan State Spartans CCHA 43 23 27 50 86
1985-86 Los Angeles Kings NHL 15 0 1 1 2 -12
1985-86 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 35 9 9 18 15 2 0 1 1 0
1986-87 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 2 0 2 2 -1
1986-87 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 65 19 27 46 77 7 0 3 3 13
1987-88 Los Angeles Kings NHL 28 4 6 10 8 -5 1 0 0 0 0
1987-88 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 45 15 12 27 26
1988-89 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 11 2 3 5 4
1988-89 Utica Devils AHL 58 5 19 24 24 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 48 6 7 13 12 1 0 0 0 0


NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1984) Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, June 7, 1985. Traded to New Jersey by Los Angeles for cash, December 13, 1988.
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