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Odd Man In
Odd Man In ›
By Stephen Whyno, Foreword by Brian Boucher


ISBN 9781629379999

Published Oct 2022

<strong>An entertaining look at one of hockey&#39;s most unique traditions: the emergency backup goaltender.</strong><br /><br />Tom Fenton was in a barber’s chair when he got the call. Nathan Schoenfeld was giving his 5-week-old twin boys a bath. Eric Semborski was teaching kids to play hockey at a suburban rink.<br /><br />Within hours, each was wearing a mask, pads, and an NHL uniform as an emergency goalie, perhaps the most unusual position in all of sports.<br /><br /><em>Odd Man In</em> shares the stories of these unlikely masked heroes, tracing the origins of this quirk of the game while profiling those who have experienced the chaotic thrill of suiting up on short notice for an NHL team.<br /><br />David Ayres, a Zamboni driver, became an overnight sensation with the Carolina Hurricanes after beating his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. Accountant Scott Foster signed on the dotted line then played an unforgettable 14 minutes for the Chicago Blackhawks, finishing his one-day career with a perfect 1.000 save percentage.<br /><br /><strong>Their stories and more are celebrated in this fascinating volume for all hockey fans.</strong>