Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Bill Pye

At least 1 NHL Game

November 27, 1992 Buffalo Sabres vs Ottawa Senators. 4-1 win.

   Bill Pye spent four great years at Northern Michigan University. In his second year of college he was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the sixth round of the 1989 NHL draft. In his final year of college Pye lead his team to the 1991 NCAA Division 1 hockey championship. He was named a NCAA All-Star. 

   November 25, 1992 Dominik Hasek suffered a groin injury while guarding net for the Sabres. Pye was recalled to take Hasek's place on the team and dressed as a backup to Darren Puppa in a game against the Ottawa Senators. Clint Malarchuk was recalled the next day and took Pye's place as backup goalie. 

(Nov. 27, 1992 newspaper article)

   Pye was recalled late January 1993 and likely dressed in a couple games for the Sabres as backup to Tom Draper when both Hasek (abdominal pull) and Puppa (wrenched knee) were injured. He was with the team from January 23rd to January 30th. 

   Pye currently coaches hockey in the Forth Worth, Texas area. 

  • Wore #33 with Buffalo Sabres
Career stats from
Born Apr 9 1969 -- Canton, MI
Height 5.10 -- Weight 177
Drafted by Buffalo Sabres - round 6 #107 overall 1989 NHL Entry Draft
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
1985-86St. Clair Shores FalconsNAHL2300131589004.0613724920.847
1986-87Detroit FalconsNAHL000
1987-88Northern Michigan UniversityWCHA1300
1988-89Northern Michigan UniversityWCHA43282533133003.152615212610.905
1989-90Northern Michigan UniversityWCHA36342035149004.3920141
1990-91Northern Michigan UniversityWCHA39142300109042.8432348490.886
1991-92Erie PanthersECHL50031022004.265001340.859400
1991-92Fort Wayne KometsIHL80045129003.86521---
1991-92New Haven NighthawksAHL40020019005.70031790.806---
1991-92Rochester AmericansAHL80033215202.711401250.893100
1992-93Rochester AmericansAHL26241427107204.5091426870.865---
1993-94Rochester AmericansAHL1901698070004.297724620.868---
1993-94South Carolina StingraysECHL28014157895213.61151028120.895304
1994-95Saginaw WheelsCoHL130063351004.835702600.836---
1995-96Columbus ChillECHL2534122792104.5012515430.855---
1996-97Waco WizardsWPHL462212620159703.642221212260.885---
1997-98Waco WizardsWPHL1502086069204.8121124130.857---
1997-98Odessa JackalopesWPHL420682348175314.472018314360.891---
1998-99Odessa JackalopesWPHL45062549133223.132022211720.898300
1999-00Fort Worth BrahmasWPHL28081625115514.2571828910.886---
1999-00Odessa JackalopesWPHL2002106982104.6051125760.875---

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