Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wild Sign 51-Year-Old Backup Goalie For A Night...

Sometimes it pays to know the former assistant coach...

It's not every day that a 51-year-old casual, goaltender ((and friend of Mike Ramsey)) gets signed in an emergency situation. Minnesota Wild goal Niklas Backstrom's wife went into labor, so he had to leave.

That meant that an emergency call-up, Matt Hackett, had to travel all the way from Houston and try and get to the game on time... there was, about, a 30-minute window of clearance...

Here's how Paul Deutsch made his debut on practice ice...
((HT: MyFoxTwinCities))

Wild Sign 51-Year-Old Emergency Backup Goalie: MyFoxTWINCITIES.com


Josh Harding got the start and the 3-2 win over Nashville...

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