Monday, November 12, 2012

Dave Settlemyre

1 NHL Game

March 24, 1990 Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils. 5-2 loss.

Photo courtesy of Anthony Poulin

   Ron Hextall started the 1989/90 season as the Flyers #1 goaltender but injured his groin midway through the season. Ken Wregget and Pete Peeters were set to be Philadelphia's goalies to start a March 24th, 1990 contest against the New Jersey Devils. During the pre-game warmups Ken Wregget pulled his left hamstring and was unable to play. Pete Peeters played the whole game but Dave Settlemyre was asked to dress and act as backup in case Peeters got hurt. Settlemyre was Philadelphia's trainer and had a goaltending resume. He occasionally practised with the team and had actually seen some time as an emergency goalie earlier in his days as a trainer in the pro hockey circuit. Philadelphia recalled Bruce Hoffort for the team's next game and Settlemyre resumed his normal position. Nicknamed "Sudsy" he worked for the Philadelphia Flyers from 1981-1990. In the early 1990s Settlemyre moved to Florida and became a trainer with the Florida Panthers. February 16, 1994 the Panthers were nearly forced to dress Settlemyre as their backup when a series of injuries left them a goalie short. Sandy Galuppo, a minor leaguer, made it in time to dress for the game. Had he not gotten there on time, Settlemyre would have seen his second game as an NHL backup.

  Settlemyre's son, Derek, followed his father's footsteps and is currently Philadelphia's head trainer.

Career stats from
Born March 28, 1951 -- Greensboro, North Carolina
Height 5.05 -- Weight 140

RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1972-73Roanoke Valley RebelsEHL000100
1973-74Roanoke Valley RebelsSHL500---
1974-75Philadelphia FirebirdsNAHL100433004.15010---
1975-76Philadelphia FirebirdsNAHL202935003.24200---
1976-77Philadelphia FirebirdsNAHL200142008.3390.818---
1979-80Maine MarinersAHL100110060.00---

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