Scott Munroe

Scott Munroe (born January 20, 1982) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who predominately played in the American Hockey League (AHL). He is currently serving as an assistant coach with Trinity College.

Playing career

Munroe played NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Alabama in Huntsville from 2002–2006. Playing in 99 games for the Chargers, Munroe is the all-time career save percentage leader (.918) for UAH. Munroe also holds UAH season records for games played (31), most minutes (1812:54), most shots faced (1,084), most saves (993). He also holds the Chargers' single period record for saves and shots faced stopping 33 of 34 shots against the University of Minnesota on Nov. 2, 2003.

Munroe earned College Hockey America co-Player of the Year honors following his senior year. He also earned CHA Rookie of the Year honors for his play as a freshman. Munroe signed with the Philadelphia Flyers on April 16, 2006.

On April 24, 2008, Munroe was the winning goaltender in the longest AHL game ever played. It was Game 5 of the East Division Semifinals where the Philadelphia Phantoms faced the Albany River Rats at Times Union Center in Albany. The game lasted 142:58 and ended in the fifth overtime where the Phantoms won 3–2. Munroe had 65 stops in the victory while the losing goaltender, Michael Leighton, had 98 saves.

On July 1, 2009, he signed a one-year deal with the New York Islanders.

In the summer of 2011 he signed a one-year two-way deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The following off-season on August 23, 2012, he signed a one-year AHL deal with the Adirondack Phantoms.

On June 17, 2013, Munroe signed a one-year contract with the Växjö Lakers of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). On April 16, 2014, Växjö announced that they will not renew Munroe's contract.

After a year in the SHL, Munroe signed for his final professional season to an AHL/ECHL two-way contract with the Springfield Falcons in the 2014–15 campaign.

Post-retirement

On June 30, 2015, Munroe announced his retirement from professional hockey in serving as an assistant coach and goaltending co-ordinator with major junior team, the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

After two seasons with the Wildcats, Munroe left the team and continued his coaching career in accepting an assistant role with NCAA Division III participant, Trinity College of Connecticut for the 2017–18 season.

Career statistics

Munroe during his tenure with the Springfield Falcons in 2014.
Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPWLOTMINGASOGAASV%GPWLMINGASOGAASV%
2000–01Notre Dame HoundsSJHL254.06.887
2001–02Notre Dame HoundsSJHL452.27.916
2002–03Alabama-Huntsville ChargersCHA20116210494912.80.917
2003–04Alabama-Huntsville ChargersCHA175918914703.16.903
2004–05Alabama-Huntsville ChargersCHA311610418056932.29.930
2005–06Alabama-Huntsville ChargersCHA311711218139103.01.916
2005–06Philadelphia PhantomsAHL2020119703.54.901
2006–07Philadelphia PhantomsAHL4015192229811723.05.908
2007–08Philadelphia PhantomsAHL36188217796842.29.91812577842922.22.921
2008–09Philadelphia PhantomsAHL5631194327113442.46.9263031801204.01.867
2009–10Bridgeport Sound TigersAHL401916323109732.52.9203031101005.46.825
2010–11Neftekhimik NizhnekamskKHL31912313666913.03.89610147405.08.862
2011–12Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL381910320248552.52.9071004000.001.000
2012–13Adirondack PhantomsAHL311216017458112.78.913
2013–14Växjö LakersSHL361916021087232.05.91310033305.41.800
2014–15Kalamazoo WingsECHL75014031702.53.910
2014–15Springfield FalconsAHL271111215446322.45.912
AHL totals2701251011615090652212.59.9161951310785122.84.901

Awards and honours

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