Apr 29, 2016

What's in a Name, Emergency Goaltender

All NHL teams must have an emergency goaltender on call, in the event that one of the two goalies on the roster can’t play.

The league keeps a list of willing and able goalies in each city. When Anders Lindback was injured before the Arizona Coyotes played Montreal, the team called up Nathan Schoenfeld, a local bank manager. Schoenfeld rode the bench all night and got the best seat in the house for Coyotes’ 6-2 win. He also received $500 and a jersey.