This website is dedicated to the goaltenders who made it to the NHL but have been eluded by hockey statisticians and historians. Many of these goalies are one game emergency call ups but many were also members of their respective teams for weeks or even months. None, however, experienced any official playing time. They dressed with the team and sat on the bench ready to called upon at any second. Had they been given the nod for even a minute of play at any point during any game, they would have become an NHL veteran, forever in the player registry. I feel as though these goaltenders were NHL players to some capacity, were part of the team for at least one NHL game and thus deserve some kind of recognition.

The author of this blog has a history degree and a passion for the game of hockey, goalies in particular.
If you have a goalie to add or more information on a goalie feel free to contact me.


2020 Updates!

New NHL 'Backups Only'




*Ingram appeared as backup for Lightning in 2018/19 and for the Predators in 2019/20

Eric Comrie (Arizona Coyotes)
Andrew Hammond (Buffalo Sabres)
Hunter Miska (Colorado Avalanche)
Zane McIntyre (Vancouver Canucks)

Scott Wedgewood (Buffalo Sabres)
Keith Kinkaid (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Jean-Francois Berube (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Harri Sateri (Detroit Red Wings)
Troy Grosenick (Nashville Predators)
Marek Mazanec (New York Rangers & Vancouver Canucks)
Dustin Tokarski (New York Rangers)
Mike McKenna (Vancouver Canucks)

Jeff Zatkoff (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Niklas Svedberg (Minnesota Wild)

Connor Beaupre
Kenny Cameron
Rylan Toth
Tyler Stewart
Todd Scarola
Dan Dunn
Steve Jakiel
Bailey Seagraves
Thomas Hodges
Josh Block
Alex Bjerk
Chris Venti
Trevor Hanger
Garrett Bodington
Andrew Margolin
Martin Moody
Nick Barnett
Colin Cooper


Starting for the 2017/18 season, an NHL rule change now requires that teams have an emergency goalie on hand an every home game. The EBUGs are former goalies who watch the game in the stands, have their gear on hand, and are called in to dress in case a goalie gets injured. The rule change states that you're only allowed to take warmup shots should you have to enter the game if you're NOT on the bench, thus these goalies have occasionally dressed but have largely remain hidden in back rooms.

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