Scott Foster, An Accountant Who Had Never Played Pro Hockey, Subbed In As An Emergency Goalie For Blackhawks, Gets 7 Saves

When Chicago Blackhawks rookie goaltender Collin Delia went down with an injury during the third period of Thursday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets the team was forced to bring an emergency goalie because their starter, Anton Forsberg was also out.

Before the game, a random accountant named Scott Foste, who had a brief stint as a college hockey goalie in the mid-2000s, signed a contract to become the emergency goalie for both teams just hours before puck dropped at the United Center.

The former Western Michigan goalie turned away seven shots in his 14 minutes of action.


After the game, Foster gave a hilarious interview about his unlikely situation

“I think I’m just hitting my prime,” Foster told the Chicago Sun-Times. “The initial shock happened when I had to dress. And then I think you just kind of black out after that.

“I’m an accountant by day. So a few hours ago I was sitting on my computer typing on the 10-key, and now I’m standing in front of you guys just finished 14 and a half minutes of NHL hockey.”

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