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USA Robert Esche

#31 SCL Tigers / NLA - 11/12
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
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Age
44
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 AHL All-Rookie Team 1
1-time NHL Lowest GA (Jennings Trophy) 1
1-time OHL Second All-Star Team 1
1-time OHL Third All-Star Team 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 1 297 3 29-13-4 2 811 | 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 1 350 |
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 1 145 |
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 30 - 2.20 .907 60 587 2 12-9-3 1 638 | 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 2 322 | Playoffs 18 - 2.32 .918 41 457 1 11-7-0 1 061
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 2 286 | 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 1 096 | 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 2 183 | 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 2 527 | 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 1 384 | Playoffs 4 7 1.95 .942 7 113 0 2-1-0 216
2011-12 SCL Tigers NLA 40 40 3.07 .898 118 1 036 1 15-22-2 2 305 | Relegation 4 4 1.85 .920 8 92 0 4-0-0 260
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 3 1.50 .897 3 26 0 2-0-0 120 |
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
2021-22 Utica Comets AHL President
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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 3 1.50 .897 3 26 0 2-0-0 120 | 0
IHL 1 7 - 2.29 .922 - - - - - | 0
KHL 3 104 141 2.28 .910 231 2 324 15 53-33-16 6 093 | 3 11 14 2.26 .916 24 261 0 3-7-0 638
NHL 8 186 - 2.75 .899 464 4 152 10 78-64-22 10 139 | 3 25 - 2.73 .907 64 624 1 13-11-0 1 405
NLA (NL) 1 40 40 3.07 .898 118 1 036 1 15-22-2 2 305 | 1 4 4 1.85 .920 8 92 0 4-0-0 260
OG 1 1 6 5.00 .762 5 16 0 0-1-0 59 | 0
OHL 3 129 - 2.88 .906 135 1 297 3 29-13-4 2 811 | 3 23 - 3.10 .920 45 521 0 8-7-0 870
Russia 1 18 - 1.86 .926 34 396 3 13-5-0 1 096 | 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 - 3.28 .922 - - - - - | 0
* Some data is missing to provide a correct summary.
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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. Whalers 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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