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USA Robert Esche
#31 SCL Tigers / NLA - 11/12
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2. Sammy Steele - - - -
3. Sean Farrell - - - -
4. Joey Musa - - - -
5. Jacob Quillan - - - -
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
G
Age
43
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
203 lbs / 92 kg
Nation
Catches
L
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Silver Medal 1
1-time NHL Lowest GA (Jennings Trophy) 1

Son : Waylon Esche

Team Staff profile of Robert Esche also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI   POST GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
1994-95 Gloucester Rangers CJHL 20 4.06 - |
1995-96 Detroit Jr. Whalers OHL 23 3.74 .876 | Playoffs 3 2.29 -
1996-97 Detroit Jr. Whalers OHL 58 3.81 .878 | Playoffs 5 3.60 -
USA U20 WJC-20 0 - - |
1997-98 Plymouth Whalers OHL 48 2.88 .906 135 1297 3 29-13-4 2811 | Playoffs 15 3.10 .920 45 521 0 8-7-0 870
USA U20 WJC-20 4 3.28 .922 |
1998-99 Springfield Falcons AHL 55 2.80 .905 | Playoffs 1 4.02 .867
Phoenix Coyotes NHL 3 3.24 .860 7 43 0 0-1-0 130 |
1999-00 Springfield Falcons AHL 21 3.03 .912 | Playoffs 3 4.01 .877
Houston Aeros IHL 7 2.29 .922 |
Phoenix Coyotes NHL 8 3.38 .893 23 192 0 2-5-0 408 |
USA WC 2 0.50 .984 |
2000-01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 25 3.02 .896 68 589 2 10-8-4 1350 |
USA WC 6 2.17 .931 |
2001-02 Springfield Falcons AHL 1 0.00 1.000 |
Phoenix Coyotes NHL 22 2.73 .902 52 481 1 6-10-2 1145 |
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 30 2.20 .907 60 587 2 12-9-3 1638 | Playoffs 1 2.00 .929 1 13 0 0-0-0 30
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 40 2.04 .915 79 853 3 21-11-7 2322 | Playoffs 18 2.32 .918 41 457 1 11-7-0 1061
2004-05 USA WCup 4 4 2.53 .909 10 100 0 1-3-0 238 |
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 40 2.97 .897 113 986 1 22-11-5 2286 | Playoffs 6 4.20 .875 22 154 0 2-4-0 314
USA OG 1 6 5.00 .762 5 16 0 0-1-0 59 |
2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 18 4.32 .872 62 421 1 5-9-1 860 |
2007-08 Ak Bars Kazan Russia 18 1.86 .926 34 396 3 13-5-0 1096 | Playoffs 10 2.46 .885 25 193 1 7-3-0 609
USA WC 4 4 2.12 .931 7 95 0 2-2-0 199 |
2008-09 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 38 56 1.87 .912 68 708 9 19-12-6 2183 | Playoffs 3 3 2.59 .877 8 57 0 0-3-0 186
USA WC 8 9 3.12 .891 25 205 0 3-5-0 481 |
2009-10 SKA St. Petersburg KHL 42 50 2.07 .917 87 956 6 29-7-5 2527 | Playoffs 4 4 2.28 .910 9 91 0 1-3-0 237
2010-11 Dynamo Minsk KHL 24 35 3.30 .897 76 660 0 5-14-5 1384 | Playoffs 4 7 1.95 .942 7 113 0 2-1-0 216
2011-12 SCL Tigers NLA 40 40 3.07 .898 118 1036 1 15-22-2 2305 | Relegation 4 1.85 .914
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI   POST GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
2007-08 Ak Bars Kazan Continental Cup 2 1.50 .897 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2013-14 Utica Comets AHL President
2014-15 Utica Comets AHL President
2015-16 Utica Comets AHL President
2016-17 Utica Comets AHL President
Syracuse Stars QC Int PW Head Coach
2017-18 Utica Comets AHL President
Syracuse Stars QC Int PW Head Coach
2018-19 Utica Comets AHL President
Syracuse Stars QC Int PW Asst. Coach
2019-20 Utica Comets AHL President
2020-21 Utica Comets AHL President
Player Career Totals
League Years GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI | Years GP GD GAA SV% GA SV SO WLT TOI
AHL 3 77 | 2 4
CJHL (CCHL) 1 20 4.06 | 0
Continental Cup 1 2 1.50 .897 | 0
IHL 1 7 2.29 .922 | 0
KHL 3 104 141 2.28 .910 231 2324 15 53-33-16 6093 | 3 11 14 2.26 .916 24 261 0 3-7-0 638
NHL 8 186 2.75 .899 464 4152 10 78-64-22 10139 | 3 25 2.73 .907 64 624 1 13-11-0 1405
NLA (NL) 1 40 40 3.07 .898 118 1036 1 15-22-2 2305 | 1 4 1.85 .914
OG 1 1 6 5.00 .762 5 16 0 0-1-0 59 | 0
OHL 3 129 2.88 .906 135 1297 3 29-13-4 2811 | 3 23 3.10 .920 45 521 0 8-7-0 870
Russia 1 18 1.86 .926 34 396 3 13-5-0 1096 | 1 10 2.46 .885 25 193 1 7-3-0 609
WC 4 20 13 2.83 .904 32 300 0 5-7-0 679 | 0
WCup 1 4 4 2.53 .909 10 100 0 1-3-0 238 | 0
WJC-20 2 4 | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Jeremy Roenick (F) 1998-2005 6 Arizona Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, USA (WCup)
Eric Weinrich (D) 1999-2005 5 Philadelphia Flyers, USA, USA (WCup)
Keith Tkachuk (F) 1998-2006 5 Arizona Coyotes, USA (OG), USA (WCup)
Michal Handzus (F) 2000-2006 5 Arizona Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers

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Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
06/16/2011
06/16/2011 Confirmed Dynamo Minsk SCL Tigers
05/26/2010
05/26/2010 Confirmed SKA St. Petersburg Dynamo Minsk
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1995, 10 #169 overall by Detroit Jr. Red Wings in the OHL Priority Selection

Cult/Star player for SKA St. Petersburg

Career Transactions
- 2002-06-12 • Traded to the Philadelphia Flyers by Phoenix with Michal Handzus for Brian Boucher & a 3rd round pick in 2002 (previously acquired - Joe Callahan)

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