Alex Lyon (ice hockey)
Alexander Augustus Lyon (born December 9, 1992) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played collegiately for the Yale Bulldogs men's ice hockey team, competing in the ECAC.
Lyon with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in 2020
December 9, 1992|
Baudette, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|NHL team||Philadelphia Flyers|
|National team||United States|
While at Yale University, Lyon was named Ivy League co-Rookie of the Year in 2014. After leading the nation in save percentage, shutouts and goals-against average, Lyon was presented with the Ken Dryden Award (given to the best goalie in the ECAC) his sophomore season, while receiving First-Team AHCA/CCM All-America, First-Team All-ECAC, First-Team All-New England as well as First-Team All-Ivy League honors. He was also the winner of the J. Murray Murdoch Award as Yale's Most Valuable Player.
Individual awards kept rolling in for Lyon after the 2015–16 season, as he repeated as Ken Dryden Award recipient and also landed spots on the All-ECAC First Team, the All-Ivy League First Team and the All-New England First Team for the second straight year.
Lyon made his first NHL start February 1, 2018 in a 4–3 loss to the New Jersey Devils. On February 18, 2018, Lyon recorded his first NHL win with the Flyers after replacing an injured Michal Neuvirth in the second period. Lyon saved 25 of 26 shots by the New York Rangers en route to a 7–4 victory.
On May 9, 2018, in a playoff win over the Charlotte Checkers, Lyon saved 94 of 95 shots faced in a record-setting 146 minutes 48 seconds, making it the longest game in AHL history. The game went to the fifth overtime, with the Phantoms winning 2–1.
On January 15, 2020, the Flyers recalled Lyon to the NHL following an injury to Carter Hart. On February 1, 2020, Lyon recorded his first NHL win since March 22, 2018.
|Representing United States|
|2015 Czech Republic|
Lyon won bronze with the US National Team at the 2015 World Championships in the Czech Republic, seeing action in one game during the tournament.
Regular season and playoffs
|2010–11||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||USHL||1||0||1||0||60||5||0||5.00||.848||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Lehigh Valley Phantoms||AHL||47||27||14||0||2718||124||4||2.74||.912||2||0||1||115||4||0||2.07||.882|
|2017–18||Lehigh Valley Phantoms||AHL||27||16||8||2||1548||71||0||2.75||.913||11||6||5||758||25||0||1.98||.944|
|2018–19||Lehigh Valley Phantoms||AHL||39||19||17||3||2321||106||1||2.74||.916||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2019–20||Lehigh Valley Phantoms||AHL||32||11||14||5||1763||79||1||2.69||.913||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2020–21||Lehigh Valley Phantoms||AHL||4||2||1||0||194||11||0||3.40||.874||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|Ivy League Rookie of the Year||2013–14|
|All-Ivy League First Team Honorable Mention||2013–14|
|All-Ivy League First Team||2014–15|
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||2014–15|
|All-Ivy League First Team||2015–16|
- Frank, Fredrick (January 30, 2014). "MEN'S HOCKEY: Heart of a Lyon". Yale Daily News. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
- "MEN'S HOCKEY: Alex Lyon '17, star goaltender, to depart for NHL". yaledailynews.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
- "Lyon Wins Dryden Award – Yale Bulldogs". www.yalebulldogs.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
- "Alex Lyon – Yale Bulldogs". www.yalebulldogs.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
- "League Announces Postseason Awards – ECAC Hockey". ecachockey.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
- "Men's Ice Hockey All-Ivy, Postseason Awards Announced – Ivy League". www.ivyleaguesports.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
- "Flyers agree to terms with goaltender Alex Lyon". flyers.nhl.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
- Boruk, John (February 2, 2018). "Alex Lyon's 1st NHL start has devilish finish". nbcsports.com. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
- Satriano, David (February 18, 2018). "Lyon, Giroux power Flyers past Rangers". NHL.com. New York. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
- "Flyers prospect Lyon makes 94 saves in longest game in AHL history". NHL.com. May 10, 2018. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
- "OTF: Lyon recalled; Neuvirth on IR". NHL.com.
- "OTF: Flyers recall Alex Lyon". NHL.com.
- "ROSTER UPDATE: Carter Hart out 2-3 weeks". NHL.com.
- "Meltzer's Player Profiles: Alex Lyon". NHL.com.
- "Team USA Takes Home The Bronze". Let's Go Hawks. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
- "Teams – 2015 WM – International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". www.iihfworlds2015.com. Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
- "Men's Ice Hockey All-Ivy – 2013–14". Ivy League. 2014-03-07. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
- "Men's Ice Hockey All-Ivy, Coach of the Year Announced". Ivy League. 2015-03-05. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-25.
- "League Announces Postseason Awards". ECAC Hockey. 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2015-03-25.
- "Men's Ice Hockey All-Ivy, Coach of the Year Announced". Ivy League. 2016-03-03. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-03-03.