SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Chris Holt of the Binghamton Senators became the 10th goaltender in the American League’s 74-year history to be credited with scoring a goal, an empty-net marker to seal his team’s 4-2 win over the Rochester Americans at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, N.Y., Friday night.
With Rochester goaltender Alexander Salak on the bench for an extra attacker in the final minute of regulation, Holt sent the puck the length of the ice and into the vacated net. He is the sixth AHL goalie to score by actually shooting the puck into the net, as opposed to being the last player on his team to play the puck before an opposing team’s “own goal”.
Holt also made 30 saves on the night to earn the victory for Binghamton.
Other goals scored by an AHL goaltender:
Darcy Wakaluk, Rochester Americans — Dec. 5, 1987 at Utica
Paul Cohen, Springfield Indians — Mar. 28, 1992 vs. Rochester
Robb Stauber, Rochester Americans — Oct. 9, 1995 at Prince Edward Island
Christian Bronsard, Syracuse Crunch — Oct. 30, 1999 at Rochester
Jean-Francois Labbe, Hartford Wolf Pack — Feb. 5, 2000 at Quebec
Chris Mason, Milwaukee Admirals — Oct. 15, 2001 at Utah
Antero Niittymaki, Philadelphia Phantoms — Apr. 11, 2004 at Hershey
Seamus Kotyk, Milwaukee Admirals — Apr. 17, 2005 at San Antonio
Drew MacIntyre, Manitoba Moose — Feb. 20, 2008 at Chicago