Freddy Meyer

Meyer, a Sanbornville native, rose to stardom at Boston University, won a Calder Cup with the Philadelphia Phantoms and went on to play parts of seven seasons in the NHL.

As a youth, he played in the 1994 and 1995 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with minor hockey teams from Beverly, Massachusetts, and Syracuse, New York.

At Boston U., Meyer was a puck-moving defenseman who collected 17 goals, 55 points and 288 penalty minutes during four seasons on Commonwealth Avenue, helping the Terriers reach three NCAA tournaments. In the 2002-03 season, he was named an NCAA East First-Team All-American and All-Hockey East first-team player.

Signed by the Philadelphia Flyers as an undrafted free agent on May 21, 2003, he became a key player for the Phantoms, their American Hockey League affiliate, helping them win the Calder Cup in the 2004-05 season. He played 59 games for the Phantoms during that championship season, recording six goals and nine assists for 15 points, with 71 penalty minutes.  In the playoffs, he added three goals and nine assists, along with 34 penalty minutes in 21 games.

On Dec. 16, 2006 he was traded along with a conditional third-round draft pick to the New York Islanders in exchange for Alexei Zhitnik.

During a professional career that spanned nine seasons, Meyer played in 281 NHL games with the Flyers, the Islanders, the Phoenix Coyotes and the Atlanta Thrashers. He scored 20 goals and added 53 assists for 73 points.

He also registered 23 goals and 28 assists for 51 points in 137 career AHL games with the Phantoms and San Antonio Rampage. In his fi nal pro season in 2011-12, he scored three goals and nine assists for 12 points in 31 games for Modo Hockey of the Swedish Elite League before retiring as a player in August 2012.

Meyer also represented the United States in international competitions on several occasions, skating with the 1999 U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team, the 2001 U.S. National Junior Team, the 2006 U.S. Men’s National Team, and the 2011 U.S. Men’s Select Team.

After retiring as a player, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs, and currently coaches the East Coast Wizards of the Eastern Hockey League.