- Netminder helped Florida reach 2023 Stanley Cup Final
The Detroit Red Wings today signed goaltender Alex Lyon to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $900,000.
Lyon, 30, spent part of the 2022-23 season with the Florida Panthers, holding a 9-4-2 record with a 2.89 goals-against average, a 0.912 save percentage and one shutout in 15 regular-season games. The 6-foot-1, 201-pound netminder also posted a 1-2 record with a 3.63 goals-against average and a 0.888 save percentage in four postseason appearances as the Panthers reached the 2023 Stanley Cup Final. Additionally, Lyon compiled a 13-9-1 record with a 2.43 goals-against average, a 0.910 save percentage and one shutout in 23 games with the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers in 2022-23. Originally signed by the Philadelphia Flyers as an undrafted free agent on April 6, 2016, Lyon has notched a 16-11-5 record with a 3.05 goals-against average, a 0.903 save percentage and one shutout in 39 appearances over parts of six NHL seasons with the Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes and Panthers. He has also compiled a 106-70-19 record with a 2.62 goals-against average, a 0.912 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 202 AHL games with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Chicago Wolves and Checkers. During the 2021-22 AHL season, Lyon was named the recipient of the Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award, presented to the goaltender(s) on the team which allows the fewest goals per game in the regular season, before helping the Wolves win a Calder Cup championship.
Prior to turning professional, Lyon spent three seasons at Yale University from 2013-16, setting program records in wins (50), goals-against average (1.88), save percentage (.931) and shutouts (15) in 93 appearances. He was named a First-Team All-American and earned the Ken Dryden Award as the ECAC Goaltender of the Year following his sophomore and junior seasons. Lyon also competed with the Omaha Lancers in the United States Hockey League from 2011-13, tallying a 52-36-4 record with a 2.71 goals-against average, a 0.913 save percentage and five shutouts in 98 games. A native of Baudette, Minn., Lyon was a member of Team USA’s bronze-medal entry at the 2015 IIHF World Championship but did not see game action.
Alex Lyon, Goalie
Born Dec 9 1992 — Baudette, MN
Height 6.01 — Weight 201 — Shoots L