That Goalie Dressed for THAT Team?


This is a list of goalies who have played in the NHL but dressed with another NHL team as a backup goalie only. Its a list that I had on the side as a by-product of the NHL 'backup only' list. As the list grew I felt it was time to share it as it might be useful for people who collect teams or want a list of everyone who dressed for a particular NHL team. 

Like the backups only list, this is assembled from my own research with the help of fellow hockey enthusiasts. It is thus a working list and if you have any leads please feel free to leave a comment or send me a message. Like the "backups only" list, I only add a name if I'm 100% sure they dressed as a backup. My information is generally obtained from box scores and old newspapers. 



Alphabetical list:

Jason Bacashihua

Craig Anderson - Boston Bruins (2005/06)

                           -St. Louis Blues (2005/06)
Hardy Astrom - Calgary Flames (1981/82)
Jean-Sebasten Aubin - Anaheim Ducks (2007/08)
Jason Bacashihua - Dallas Stars (2002/03 + 2003/04)
                             - Colorado Avalanche (2010/11)
                             - Philadelphia Flyers (2011/12)
Ryan Bach - Detroit Red Wings (1997/98) 
Michel Belhumeur - Atlanta Flames (1977/78)
Jean-Francois Berube - Los Angeles Kings (2014/15) 
                                    - Columbus Blue Jackets (2018/19) 
Antoine Bibeau - San Jose Sharks (2017/18)
Martin Brochu - Montreal Canadiens (1993/94)
                       - Calgary Flames (2000/01) 
Mike Brodeur - Chicago Blackhawks (2007/08)
Sebastien Caron - Philadelphia Flyers (2009/10)
Lyle Carter - Minnesota North Stars (1973/74)
Frederic Cassivi - Ottawa Senators (1998/99)
                         - Colorado Avalanche (2000/01)
Frederic Chabot - Florida Panthers (1994/95)
Mathieu Chouinard - Ottawa Senators (2000/01) 
Matt Climie - Vancouver Canucks (2011/12)
Eric Comrie - Arizona Coyotes (2019/20) 
Don Cutts - New York Islanders (1976/77)
Doug Dadswell - New Jersey Devils (1991/92) 
Jean-Francois Damphousse - Anaheim Mighty Ducks (2002/03)
Oscar Dansk - Columbus Blue Jackets (2014/15)
Cedrick Desjardins - Colorado Avalanche (2011/12)
Tom Draper - St. Louis Blues (1990/91) 
Parris Duffus - St. Louis Blues (1993/94)
Jhonas Enroth - Ahaheim Ducks (2016/17)
Bob Essensa
Bob Essensa - Boston Bruins (2014/15)
Wade Flaherty - Vancouver Canucks (2006/07)
Norm Foster - Philadelphia Flyers (1993/94)
Sean Gauthier   - Winnipeg Jets (1992/93)
                          - Florida Panthers (2000/01)
Chris Gibson - Toronto Maple Leafs (2014/15)
John Grahame - Colorado Avalanche (2010/11)
                         - New York Islanders (2011/12)
Mike Greenlay - Philadelphia Flyers (1994/95)
Troy Grosenick - Nashville Predators (2018/19) 
Jaroslav Halak - Buffalo Sabres (2013/14)
Andrew Hammond - Buffalo Sabres (2019/20) 
Corey Hirsch - Nashville Predators (1999/00)
Johan Holmqvist - Minnesota Wild (2003/04)
Michael Hutchinson - Boston Bruins (2011/12)
Carter Hutton - Philadelphia Flyers (2009/10)
                       - San Jose Sharks (2010/11) 
Arturs Irbe - Buffalo Sabres (2014/15)
Randy Ireland - Chicago Blackhawks (1977/78)
Pat Jablonski - Toronto Maple Leafs (1994/95) 
Henrik Karlsson - Chicago Blackhawks (2012/12)
Keith Kinkaid - Columbus Blue Jackets (2018/19) 
Dieter Kochan - New York Islanders (2003/04)
Brent Krahn - Calgary Flames (2003/04 + 2006/07)
Les Kuntar - Philadelphia Flyers (1994/95)
Jason Labarbera - Chicago Blackhawks (2013/14)
                            - Philadelphia Flyers (2015/16)
Jean-Francois Labbe - Colorado Avalanche (1996/97)
Mark Laforest - New York Rangers (1991/92)
Manny Legace - Hartford Whalers (1996/97)
                         - Vancouver Canucks (1999/00)
Patrick Lalime - Anaheim Mighty Ducks (1998/99) 
Michael Leighton - Buffalo Sabres (2005/06)
Drew MacIntyre
                            - Montreal Canadiens (2006/07)
                            - Columbus Blue Jackets (2012/13)
David LeNeveu - Anaheim Ducks (2008/09)
                         - New York Rangers (2013/14)
Danny Lorenz - Florida Panthers (1994/95)
Joey MacDonald - Anaheim Ducks (2009/10)
                      - Montreal Canadiens (2014/15)
Drew MacIntyre - Nashville Predators (2008/09)
                        - Atlanta Thrashers (2010/11)
                      - Carolina Hurricanes (2014/15)
Darrin Madeley - San Jose Sharks (1996/97)
Chris Mason - Florida Panthers (2002/03) 
Marek Mazanec - New York Rangers (2018/19)
                           - Vancouver Canucks (2018/19) 
Zane McIntyre - Vancouver Canucks (2019/20) 
Mike McKenna - Florida Panthers (2014/15 + 2016/17)
                          - Vancouver Canucks (2018/19) 
Jim McLeod - Chicago Blackhawks (1970/71)
Hunter Miska - Colorado Avalanche (2019/20) 
Al Montoya - New York Rangers (2005/06 + 2006/07)
Mike Morrison - New York Islanders (2007/08)
Tylers Moss - Edmonton Oilers (2003/04) 
Jack Norris - Montreal Canadiens (1969/70)
Mike O'Neill - Los Angeles Kings (1999/00)
Steve Passmore - Phoenix Coyotes (2005/06)
Edward Pasquale - Winnipeg Jets (2012/13) 
Jean-Marc Pelletier - Carolina Hurricanes (2000/01 + 2002/03)
Kevin Poulin - Tampa Bay Lightning (2015/16) 
Justin Pogge - Anaheim Ducks (2009/10)
                  - Phoenix Coyotes (2011/12)
Bruce Racine - Pittsburgh Penguins (1990/91 + 1992/93)
Alain Raymond - St. Louis Blues (1990/91)
Terry Richardson - Hartford Whalers (1979/80)
Fern Rivard - Philadelphia Flyers (1968/69)
Dwayne Roloson - St. Louis Blues (2000/01) 
                       - Anaheim Ducks (2014/15)
Mike Rosati - New York Rangers (1988/89)
Dany Sabourin - Washington Capitals (2010/11 + 2011/12)
                     - Boston Bruins (2009/10)
Harri Sateri - San Jose Sharks (2011/12)
                    - Detroit Red Wings (2018/19) 
Hannu Toivonen
Nolan Schaefer - Minnesota Wild (2007/08 + 2008/09)
Travis Scott - Florida Panthers (2003/04)
Richard Shulmistra - Colorado Avalanche (1995/96)
Jeremy Smith - Nashville Predators (2011/12)
                         Columbus Blue Jackets (2013/14)
                         Boston Bruins (2014/15 & 15/16)
Bob Sneddon - Chicago Blackhawks (1966/67)
                  - Philadelphia Flyers (1971/72)
Robb Stauber - Washington Capitals (1996/97)
Jamie Storr - Philadelphia Flyers (2005/06)
Niklas Svedberg - Minnesota Wild (2017/18) 
Rick Tabaracci - Dallas Stars (2000/01)
Rob Tallas - Florida Panthers (2012/13 + 2014/15)
Brad Thiessen - Calgary Flames (2014/15)
Hannu Toivonen - Chicago Blackhawks (2010/11)
Dustin Tokarski - New York Rangers (2018/19) 
Vesa Toskala - Anaheim Ducks (2009/10)
Michael Wall - Colorado Avalanche (2007/08)
Scott Wedgewood - Buffalo Sabres (2018/19) 
Adam Wilcox - Tampa Bay Lightning (2016/17)
                        - Florida Panthers (2016/17)
Jeff Zatkoff - Columbus Blue Jackets (2017/18) 


Goalies by Team:

Anaheim Ducks

Jean-Sebastien Aubin (2007/08)
Jean-Francois Damphousse (2002/03)
Jhonas Enroth (2016/17) 
Patrick Lalime (1998/99) 
David LeNeveu (2008/09) 
Joey MacDonald (2009/10) 
Justin Pogge (2009/10)
Dwayne Roloson (2014/15)
Vesa Toskala (2009/10)

Arizona/Phoenix Coyotes

Eric Comrie (2019/20) 
Steve Passmore (2005/06)
Justin Pogge (2011/12)

Atlanta Flames

Michel Belhumeur (1977/78)

Atlanta Thrashers

Drew MacIntyre (2010/11)

Boston Bruins

Craig Anderson (2005/06)
Bob Essensa (2014/15)
Michael Hutchinson (2011/12)
Dany Sabourin (2009/10)
Jeremy Smith (2014/15 & 15/16)

Buffalo Sabres

Jaroslav Halak (2013/14)
Andrew Hammond (2019/20) 
Arturs Irbe (2014/15)
Michael Leighton (2005/06)
Scott Wedgewood (2019/20) 

Calgary Flames

Hardy Astrom (1981/82)
Martin Brochu (2000/01) 
Brent Krahn (2003/04 + 2006/07)
Brad Thiessen (2014/15)

Carolina Hurricanes

Drew MacIntyre (2014/15)
Jean-Marc Pelletier (2000/01 + 2002/03)

Chicago Blackhawks

Mike Brodeur (2007/08)
Randy Ireland (1977/1978)
Henrik Karlsson (2012/13)
Jason Labarbera (2013/14)
Jason Labarbera

Jim McLeod (1970/71)
Bob Sneddon (1966/67)
Hannu Toivonen (2010/11)

Colorado Avalanche

Jason Bacashihua (2010/11)
Frederic Cassivi (2000/01) 
Cedrick Desjardins (2011/12)
John Grahame (2010/2011)
Jean-Francois Labbe (1996/97)
Hunter Miska (2019/20) 
Richard Shulmistra (1995/96) 
Michael Wall (2007/08)

Columbus Blue Jackets

Jean-Francois Berube (2018/19) 
Oscar Dansk (2014/15)
Keith Kinkaid (2018/19) 
Mike Leighton (2012/13)
Jeremy Smith (2013/14) 
Jeff Zatkoff (2017/18) 

Dallas Stars

Jason Bacashihua (2002/03 + 2003/04) 
Rick Tabaracci (2000/01)

Detroit Red Wings

Ryan Bach (1997/98) 
Harry Sateri (2018/19) 

Edmonton Oilers

Tyler Moss (2003/04)


Florida Panthers

Fredric Chabot (1994/95)
Sean Gauthier (2000/01)
Danny Lorenz (1994/95)
Chris Mason (2002/03) 
Mike McKenna (2014/15)
Travis Scott (2003/04)
Rob Tallas (2012/13 + 2014/15)
Adam Wilcox (2016/17)

Hartford Whalers

Manny Legace (1996/97)
Terry Richardson (1979/80)

Los Angeles Kings

Jean-Francois Berube (2014/15)
Mike O'Neill (1999/00) 

Minnesota North Stars

Lyle Carter (1973/74)
Jim Corsi (1979/80)

Minnesota Wild

Johan Holmqvist (2003/04)
Nolan Schaefer (2007/08 + 2008/09)
Niklas Svedberg (2017/18) 
Joey MacDonald

Montreal Canadiens

Martin Brochu (1993/94)
Michael Leighton (2006/07)
Joey MacDonald (2014/15)
Jack Norris (1969/70) 

Nashville Predators

Troy Grosenick (2018/19) 
Corey Hirsch (1999/00)
Drew MacIntyre (2008/09) 
Jeremy Smith (2011/12)

New Jersey Devils

Doug Dadswell (1991/92)

New York Islanders

Don Cutts (1976/77)
John Grahame (2011/12)
Dieter Kochan (2003/04)
Mike Morrison (2007/08)

New York Rangers

Mark Laforest (1991/92)
David LeNeveu (2013/14)
Marek Mazanec (2018/19) 
Al Montoya (2005/06 + 2006/07)
Mike Rosati (1988/89)
Dustin Tokarski (2018/19) 

Ottawa Senators

Fredric Cassivi (1998/99)
Mathieu Chouinard (2000/01) 

Philadelphia Flyers

Jason Bacashihua (2011/12)
Sebastien Caron (2009/10)
Norm Foster (1993/94)
Mike Greenlay (1994/95)
Carter Hutton (2009/10)
Les Kuntar (1994/95)
Jason Labarbera (2015/16)
Bob Sneddon (1968/69 & 1971/72)
Fern Rivard (1968/69)
Jamie Storr (2005/06) 

Pittsburgh Penguins

Bruce Racine (1990/91 + 1992/93)

San Jose Sharks

Antoine Bibeau (2017/18)
Carter Hutton (2010/11)
Darrin Madeley (1996/97)
Harri Sateri (2011/12) 

St. Louis Blues

Craig Anderson (2005/06)
Tom Draper (1990/91) 
Parris Duffus (1993/94)
Alain Raymond (1990/91)
Dwayne Roloson (2000/01) 

Tampa Bay Lightning

Kevin Poulin (2015/16)
Adam Wilcox (2016/17)

Toronto Maple Leafs

Christopher Gibson (2014/15)
Pat Jablonski (1994/95) 

Vancouver Canucks

Matt Climie (2011/12)
Wade Flaherty (2006/07)
Manny Legace (1999/00)
Marek Mazanec (2018/19) 
Zane McIntyre (2019/20) 
Mike McKenna (2018/19) 

Washington Capitals

Dany Sabourin (2010/11 + 2011/12)
Robb Stauber (1996/97)

Winnipeg Jets

Sean Gauthier (1992/93)
Edward Pasquale (2012/13) 



Honourable Mentions


John Garrett - February 14, 1990 the Edmonton Oilers were already short a goalie with Grant Fuhr recovering from an appendectomy. Playing the Washington Capitals, Oilers' goalie Bill Ranford was injured and so was his replacement, Pokey Reddick. Reddick managed to finish the game but Edmonton was rushing to find someone else if Reddick shouldn't be able to continue at any point. The Oilers made a few calls and finally settled on former NHLer John Garrett, who was working at the game as a broadcaster for Hockey Night In Canada. Garrett, a long time NHL goalie, hadn't played since 1985 and joked that, "they say you're only as good as your last game, but I can't remember mine." The Oilers signed him to a one-game contract but didn't bring him out to the bench. "I got into a pair of Grant Fuhr's skates and had Ranford's equipment all laid out." said Garrett. "I thought it was a fun thing except it was a one-goal game. I started worrying, 'What if Reddick gets hurt and I go in and they score on the first shot on me?’" (1) (2) (3)

Dave Dryden - April 14, 1988 the Detroit Red Wings were playing the Toronto Maple Leafs in game 6 of the Norris Division semi-finals. Goalie Glen Hanlon was injured in game 5. His backup, Greg Stefan, was suffering from the flu so the Red Wings turned to Sam St. Laurent. 10 minutes into the game St. Laurent was injured and the sick Stefan was forced into action. Worried that Stefan wouldn't last the whole game, Detroit management rushed to find another goaltender. General Manager Jim Devellano turned to former NHL goalie Dave Dryden, who was in the stands watching as a Red Wings consultant. "The Rules say it's got to be someone on our reserve list, " said Devellano about the hectic search for a backup goalie. "I'm going to ask Dave Dryden. I'll sign him to a contract right here." Devellano wrote up a contract that would have paid Dryden $2000 for a night's work as the emergency goalie but Stefan held up and there was no need to sign the retired NHL goalie. "It certainly made the evening a little more memorable," said Dryden." (4) (5)

Mike Dunham - January 13, 2009 retired NHL goalie Mike Dunham was nearly forced back into action over two year after playing his last NHL game. When the Islanders lost Joey MacDonald just a few minutes into the game, they were nervous leaving the crease to call-up Yann Danis. Dunham, serving as goalie coach for the Islanders, was asked to warm up between periods. Documents were prepared and New York was ready to sign Dunham should Danis get hurt.


(1) Mike Kiley. "Pro Hockey: the week in review." Chicago Tribune Feb. 18, 1990. 
(2) Jim Matheson. "Caps punish Oilers goalies; Reddick, Ranford fall," Edmonton Journal. Feb. 15, 1990.
(3) Jim Matheson. "Hemky's production a let down so far," Edmonton Journal. Oct 17, 2007. 
(4) Associated Press. "Dave Dryden almost signed pact as Wings scrambled for goalies," Toronto Star. April 16, 1988. 
(5) "Dave Dryden nearly recruited by Wings," The Vancouver Sun. April 18, 1988. 

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