Saturday, January 16, 2016

Zach Fucale

 4 NHL Games

December 1, 2015 Montreal Canadiens vs Columbus Blue Jackets. 2-1 win.
December 3, 2015 Montreal Canadiens vs Washington Capitals. 2-3 loss.
December 5, 2015 Montreal Canadiens vs Carolina Hurricanes. 2-3 loss.
March 28, 2017 Montreal Canadiens vs Dallas Stars. 4-1 win.





   When star goalie Carey Price was forced out of the line-up for an extending period of time Montreal decided to give a young Zach Fucale his first taste of the NHL. He was recalled to serve as backup goalie to Mike Condon. After just three games with the Canadiens Fucale was sent back to the AHL and replaced by a more experienced goalie in Dustin Tokarski. For Fucale, a Quebec native, the chance to dawn a Habs jersey was a dream come true.

   Fucale had nothing short of a spectacular junior career. In 2013 he backstopped the Mooseheads to a Memorical Cup championships, in 2014 he was named a QMJHL All-Star for the second time and in 2015 he won a Gold medal at the World Juniors with Canada.

   Late March, 2017 Fucale was recalled to the Habs on an emergency basis when they lost Al Montoya to injury. With their AHL team on the east coast, the Habs recalled Fucale from the closer ECHL team. He dressed as backup to Carey Price for one game before being returned to the ECHL in favour of Montreal's AHL goalie, Charlie Lindgren. 

  • Wore #30 with Montreal Canadiens
Career stats from hockeydb.com
Born May 28 1995 -- Laval, PQ 
Height 6.02 -- Weight 187
Drafted by Montreal Canadiens - round 2 #36 overall 2013 NHL Entry Draft
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
SeasonTeamLgeGPAPIMMinGAENSOGAAWLTSvsPctGPAPIM
2011-12Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL58023249171423.163218614120.8921710
2012-13Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL55223162124122.35455312320.9091720
2013-14Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL50022917110362.26369310760.9071512
2014-15Halifax MooseheadsQMJHL2404142676323.2013926130.890
2014-15Quebec RempartsQMJHL170093350313.228803550.8772002
2015-16Montreal CanadiensNHL
2015-16St. John's IceCapsAHL2032114060403.168825700.905

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