Who doesn’t love a goalie goal?
Hockey needs more goalie goals.
Fortunately on Saturday night we were able to get one thanks to Alex Nedeljkovic, goalie for the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers, when he became the just 13th different goalie in league history to score a goal.
It happened late in the third period of the Checkers’ 7-3 win over the Hartford Wolfpack after the Wolfpack had pulled their goalie.
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Nedeljkovic was a second-round draft pick by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2014 and has spent most of his professional career playing for the AHL’s Checkers. He has also played a handful of games in the ECHL and made one appearance with the Hurricanes a season ago stopping all 17 shots he faced.
This season he has appeared in 42 games for the Checkers and had a .903 save percentage heading into Saturday’s game.
He stopped 35 of the 38 shots he faced on Saturday in the 7-3 win, but it is going to be the one shot that he registered that he will almost certainly always remember.