Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Reggie Lemelin
Goalie Reggie Lemelin made over 500 appearances in an exemplary career with the Atlanta/Calgary Flames and the Boston Bruins. He backstopped his teams to 236 wins and was respected for his positive outlook in the dressing room.

The native of Quebec City played junior hockey with the QMJHL's Sherbrooke Castors. He was chosen 125th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1974 and spent four years in the AHL and NAHL. In 1977-78, the gifted netminder led the AHL when he made 60 appearances for the Philadelphia Firebirds. His strong year was recognized when he was voted on to the league's first all-star team. A few weeks later, Lemelin signed with the Atlanta Flames as a free agent.

Lemelin continued to spend most of his time in the minors but did play 18 games as a rookie in 1978-79. He began to gain more playing time after the franchise relocated to Calgary in 1980-81. Lemelin played 29 games that year to help fill the void after Dan Bouchard was traded to the Quebec Nordiques. He played six games in the post-season as the Flames reached the semi-finals for the first time. The upbeat veteran worked effectively with Don Edwards as Calgary improved its position in the standings in the early 1980s. His best year with the club was a 30-win performance in 1984-85.

In August 1987, Lemelin signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins. He won 24 games for the club that first year and combined with Andy Moog to backstop the club to the Stanley Cup finals. Two years later, he won 22 games and shared the William Jennings trophy with Moog as the team reached the finals for the second time in three years. Lemelin's playing time was reduced in the early '90s before he retired in 1993.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1972-73 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 36 14 18 0 0 5.06 2 0 2 0 0 6.00
1973-74 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 43 18 15 1 0 4.68 1 0 1 0 0 3.00
1974-75 Philadelphia Firebirds NAHL 43 21 16 2 3 3.45
1975-76 Richmond Robins AHL 7 0 4.48
1975-76 Philadelphia Firebirds NAPro 29 1 3.63 3 0 5.26
1976-77 Springfield Indians AHL 3 2 1 0 0 3.33
1976-77 Philadelphia Firebirds NAPro 51 26 19 1 1 3.61 3 0 4.40
1977-78 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 60 31 21 7 4 2.96 2 0 2 0 0 6.05
1978-79 Atlanta Flames NHL 18 8 8 1 0 3.32 1 0 0 0 0.00
1978-79 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 13 3 9 1 0 2.77
1979-80 Atlanta Flames NHL 3 0 2 0 0 6.00
1979-80 Birmingham Bulls CHL 38 13 21 2 0 3.76 2 0 1 0 0 3.80
1980-81 Calgary Flames NHL 29 14 6 7 2 3.24 6 3 3 0 3.61
1980-81 Birmingham Bulls CHL 13 3 8 2 0 4.44
1981-82 Calgary Flames NHL 34 10 15 6 0 4.34
1982-83 Calgary Flames NHL 39 16 12 8 0 3.61 7 3 3 0 4.95
1983-84 Calgary Flames NHL 51 21 12 9 0 3.50 8 4 4 0 4.29
1984-85 Calgary Flames NHL 56 30 12 10 1 3.46 4 1 3 1 3.63
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 60 29 24 4 1 4.08 3 0 1 0 3.85
1986-87 Calgary Flames NHL 34 16 9 1 2 3.25 2 0 1 0 3.56
1987-88 Boston Bruins NHL 49 24 17 6 3 2.93 17 11 6 1 2.63
1988-89 Boston Bruins NHL 40 19 15 6 0 3.01 4 1 3 0 3.81
1989-90 Boston Bruins NHL 43 22 15 2 2 2.81 3 0 1 0 5.78
1990-91 Boston Bruins NHL 33 17 10 3 1 3.64 2 0 0 0 0.00
1991-92 Boston Bruins NHL 8 5 1 0 0 3.39 2 0 0 0 3.33
1992-93 Boston Bruins NHL 10 5 4 0 0 3.43
NHL Totals 507 236 162 63 12 3.45 59 23 25 2 3.57


AHL First All-Star Team (1978)
William M. Jennings Trophy (1990) (shared with Andy Moog Played in NHL All-Star Game (1989)
Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, August 17, 1978. Transferred to Calgary after Atlanta franchise relocated, June 24, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 13, 1987.