Munroe has emerged from relative obscurity to take over the reins as the Flyers’ top goaltending prospect, in short order. The Regina, SK native signed an ATO and appeared in two games with the Phantoms at the end of last season, after wrapping up a stellar collegiate career at Alabama-Huntsville where he was a teammate of Jared Ross.
He was officially signed as a free agent by the Flyers two weeks before the season began, to compete with 22-year-old incumbents Martin Houle and Rejean Beauchemin for playing time with the Phantoms. To the surprise of many, the undrafted netminder outplayed his constituents, essentially taking over the starting role for the AHL team.
2006-07: Though Munroe’s 15-19-2 record is not impressive on the surface, it was more a reflection of the team’s shortcomings. His 3.05 GAA and rock-solid .908 save percentage are better indications of his effectiveness, numbers that earned him a brief recall to the Flyers (in an emergency backup appearance).
Munroe is a strong positional goaltender who also possesses excellent puckhandling skills, evidenced by his effectiveness in corralling dump-ins (particularly in shorthanded situations).