Here’s easily one of those stories that starts with “when there’s a knock on the door, you answer it”
The 6’3″ 210 lbs. net minder got pressed into 3rd period action to put out the fire that would become a 7-2 beating.
His play earned him the nod, probably on a coach’s hunch, to get the start in his hometown spot vs. Montreal Canadiens.
He stopped 18-20 shots, which turned out to be enough for a third period comeback to help him score his first big league win.
Once again he’s splitting net minding duties for the farm team and putting up better numbers with a 8-4-1 record and a 2.40 GAA and .922 SV%.
On a two game reassignment to Gwinnett Gladiators he completely shut the door allowing only 2 goals with 1.01 GAA and .958 SV%.
In juniors he had the best save percentage of any other goaltender with a .912 mark for Quebec Remparts.
Signed through the end of 2015 he may have seen the last of the minors for the time being and may even start to compete for the number one job.
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