THIS 42 yr old Zamboni Driver Wins His First NHL Game After Being Tapped As Emergency Goalie!

February 24, 2020

After Carolina goalies James Reimer and Petr Mrazek left because of injuries, the Hurricanes were forced to turn to 42-year-old David Ayres, who was watching the game at Scotiabank Arena with his wife. (Home teams are required to have an emergency goalie on-call who is available to either team.)

Ayres entered in the middle of the second period after Mrazek went down. Even though he allowed two goals on the first two shots against, Ayres made the next eight stops to preserve the 6-3 win.  He got paid $500 per a try-out agreement contract and was allowed to keep his jersey.