Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rick St. Croix
Rick St. Croix spent five seasons in the minors before being selected by the Flyers in the 1975 Amateur Draft and was named to the OHA second all-star team in 1973. After two more seasons in the IHL and AHL, St. Croix made his NHL debut in the 1977-78 season. He played seven games but spent the majority of the year with the AHL's Maine Mariners.

Two more seasons in the AHL gave St. Croix time to mature as a netminder. He was named to the second all-star team in 1980 and shared the Harry "Hap" Holmes award for allowing the fewest goals. St. Croix became the full-time backup to Pete Peters in the 1980-81 season and saw his first action in the Stanley Cup playoffs. After Peters was traded to the Bruins in 1982, St. Croix assumed he would become the new starting goalie, though he ended up playing behind Pelle Lindbergh. St. Croix made his disappointment public, and management dealt him to the Leafs in 1983.

As a Maple Leaf, St. Croix accepted the role of backup to Mike Palmateer for the next two seasons. He finished his NHL career in 1985 and spent one last year in the IHL before retiring in 1986.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1970-71 Kenora Muskies MJHL 23 0 3.37
1971-72 Kenora Muskies MJHL 43 0 4.30
1971-72 Winnipeg Jets WCJHL 3 0 4.88
1972-73 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 52 0 4.67
1973-74 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 33 1 4.04
1974-75 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 32 1 4.00 1 0 1 0 0 9.00
1975-76 Flint Generals IHL 42 0 3.22
1976-77 Springfield Indians AHL 1 1 0 0 0 3.00
1976-77 Flint Generals IHL 53 3 3.63 5 1 4 0 0 5.34
1977-78 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 7 2 4 1 0 3.04
1977-78 Maine Mariners AHL 40 22 14 2 2 3.07 4 1 3 0 0 6.21
1978-79 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 1 1 0 3.08
1978-79 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 9 4 4 1 0 2.73
1978-79 Maine Mariners AHL 22 10 9 3 0 2.88
1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 1 0 0 0 2.00
1979-80 Maine Mariners AHL 46 25 14 7 1 2.90 5 1 4 0 0 3.09
1980-81 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 27 13 7 6 2 2.49 9 4 5 1 2.99
1981-82 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 29 13 9 6 0 3.89 1 0 1 0 3.00
1982-83 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 16 9 5 2 0 3.45
1982-83 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 17 4 9 2 0 3.78 1 0 0 0 60.00
1983-84 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 20 5 10 0 0 5.11
1983-84 St. Catharines Saints AHL 8 7 1 0 0 3.61 3 1 1 0 0 4.50
1984-85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 11 2 9 0 0 5.16
1984-85 St. Catharines Saints AHL 18 6 10 1 0 5.13
1985-86 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 42 25 13 0 2 3.20 8 3 4 0 0 4.38
NHL Totals 130 49 54 18 2 3.70 11 4 6 1 3.09


OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1973)
AHL First All-Star Team (1980)
Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (fewest goals against - AHL) (1980) (shared with Robbie Moore)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1986)
James Norris Memorial Trophy (fewest goals against - IHL) (1986) (shared with Pokey Reddick)
Traded to Toronto by Philadelphia for Michel Larocque, January 11, 1983.
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