Jean -Philippe Lamoureux, November 2013
Jean -Philippe Lamoureux ( born August 20, 1984 in Grand Forks, North Dakota) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who is under contract with the EC VSV in the Austrian Hockey League since 2012.
Lamoureux began his career with the Lincoln Stars in the North American Junior League United States Hockey League, with whom he also won Clark Cup as playoff winner in the 2002/03 season the. Between 2004 and 2008 he played for the University of North Dakota in the WCHA, with whom he celebrated his second championship title in 2006. This period also nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, the award for the best player in the league fell. As Lamoureux in 2008 left the team, he finished second in the school's all-time statistics with a Gegentorschnitt of 2.10, ten shutouts and a catch quota of 92 per cent to second place.
His first engagement as a professional had Lamoureux was at the Alaska Aces in the ECHL, where in one season, he set a league record with eight shutouts and voted Goalkeeper of the Year in the league. The season brought the team the title of Vice Champion, after the team was defeated in the final of the Kelly Cup in the seventh game of the South Carolina Stingrays. In July 2009 he was engaged by the Buffalo Sabres, but only played in their farm team, the Portland Pirates in the AHL. A year later he moved to the Calgary Flames, but was also only in the farm teams for use. In June 2011 he was taken by the Slovenian Club HDD Olimpija Ljubljana of the Austrian Hockey League contract. A year later, he moved along with head coach Hannu Järvenpää and other players Olimpija for EC VSV Villach.
Awards and achievements
- 2003 Master of the United States Hockey League with the Lincoln Stars
- 2004 Goalkeeper of the Year of the USHL
- 2006 Master of the WCHA with the team from the University of North Dakota
- 2009 ECHL All- Rookie Team
- 2009 ECHL First All -Star Team
- 2009 ECHL Goaltender of the Year
( Key to the goalkeeper stats: GP or Sp = Total Games; W or W = Wins, L = Losses, or N, T or D = Draw or shootout defeat, min = minutes; SOG or ZAT = Shots on goal, GA or GT = Goals against; SO = shutouts, GAA or GTS = Gegentorschnitt; Sv % or SVS % = quota, EN = Empty Net Goal; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )
Jean -Philippe Lamoureux comes from a hockey loving family. His father Jean -Pierre was in the early 1980s goalkeeper at the University of North Dakota. In addition, he has three brothers and two sisters who all play hockey or played. His twin sisters, Monique and Jocelyne, both national players of the United States and each won twice Olympic silver medals.
His brother Jacques studied at the United States Air Force Academy and played for their hockey team, where he was nominated for the Hobey Baker Award. Pierre -Paul played for the University of Manitoba and was now the coaching staff of the Ice Hockey teams. Mario Lamoureux played in the past also for the University of North Dakota, was later active in the ECHL and is to be in February 2014, together with Jean -Philippe at EC VSV on the ice.