Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Philippe DeRouville
Netminder Phillippe DeRouville was top prospect in junior but his NHL tenure lasted all of three games in the 90s. He bounced around the minors for five years before ending a career that promised much more.

Born in Victoriaville, Quebec, DeRouville played in the QAAA with Magog before joining Longueuil of the QMJHL. He was chosen 115th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1992 then returned to junior for two more years. The gifted youngster was named to the league's second all-star team in 1993 and 1994. In 1993-94 his 3.06 goals against average was the best in the QMJHL.

DeRouville played most of his first two pro seasons with the IHL's Cleveland Lumberjacks but was recalled to make the odd appearance between the pipes for the Pens. In 1996-97, the emergence of rookie Patrick Lalime kept him from moving up to Pittsburgh. Eventually young goalie Jean-Sebastian Aubin and Peter Skudra supplanted DeRouville on the club's depth chart. Over his last two years he played in the ECHL, IHL, AHL and CHL before retiring in 1999.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1989-90 Magog Cantonniers QAAA 21 15 6 0 0 4.45 11 7 4 0 0 4.58
1990-91 Longueuil College Francais QMJHL 20 13 5 0 0 2.91 1 0 0 0 0 10.53
1991-92 Verdun College Francais QMJHL 34 19 6 3 2 3.14 11 7 3 1 2.83
1992-93 Verdun College Francais QMJHL 61 31 28 2 1 3.64 4 0 4 0 4.21
1992-93 Canada WJC-A 1 0 1 0 0 7.00
1993-94 Verdun College Francais QMJHL 52 28 21 0 1 3.11 4 0 4 0 4.00
1994-95 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 41 24 10 5 1 3.32 4 1 3 0 4.09
1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 1 0 0 0 3.00
1995-96 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 38 19 11 3 1 3.86
1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 2 0 2 0 0 3.24
1996-97 Kansas City Blades IHL 26 11 11 4 2 2.82 2 0 1 0 7.35
1997-98 Louisville RiverFrogs ECHL 8 5 2 1 0 3.38
1997-98 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 3 0 2 1 0 3.26
1997-98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 30 18 9 1 3 2.56 2 1 1 0 3.25
1998-99 Utah Grizzlies IHL 5 0 2 0 0 5.07
1998-99 San Antonio Iguanas CHL 5 3 2 0 0 4.30
1998-99 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 19 6 6 2 0 3.00
1999-00 ERC Ingolstadt German-2 45 2 2.65
2000-01 Ayr Scottish Eagles BH-Cup 8 4 3 1 0 2.99
2000-01 Ayr Scottish Eagles Britain
2001-02 Timra IK Sweden 18 1 3.26
2001-02 Thetford Mines Prolab QSPHL 9 4 4 1 0 3.29 19 11 6 0 4 2.59
NHL Totals 3 1 2 0 0 3.15


QMJHL Defensive Rookie of the Year) (1992)
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1993, 1994)
Signed as a free agent by Ayr Eagles (Britain), June 26, 2000.
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