SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … Lake Erie Monsters goaltender Reto Berra made American Hockey League history on Friday night when he became just the 11th goaltender in the AHL’s 79-year history to be credited with scoring a goal.
Berra’s empty-net tally helped Lake Erie to a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Wolves at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill.
With Chicago goaltender Matt Climie on the bench for an extra attacker late in regulation, Berra shot the puck the length of the ice and into the vacated net to give Lake Erie a 4-1 lead at 18:34 of the third period. Berra is the seventh AHL goalie to actually shot the puck into the opposition net.
Berra was making his Monsters debut after joining the team on a conditioning assignment from the parent Colorado Avalanche earlier this week. He also stopped 20 of 21 shots in the victory.
AHL Goals Scored by a Goaltender:
Darcy Wakaluk, Rochester Americans — Dec. 5, 1987 at Utica
Paul Cohen, Springfield Indians — Mar. 28, 1992 vs. Rochester
Robb Stauber, Rochester Americans — Oct. 9, 1995 at Prince Edward Island
Christian Bronsard, Syracuse Crunch — Oct. 30, 1999 at Rochester
Jean-Francois Labbe, Hartford Wolf Pack — Feb. 5, 2000 at Quebec
Chris Mason, Milwaukee Admirals — Oct. 15, 2001 at Utah
Antero Niittymaki, Philadelphia Phantoms — Apr. 11, 2004 at Hershey
Seamus Kotyk, Milwaukee Admirals — Apr. 17, 2005 at San Antonio
Drew MacIntyre, Manitoba Moose — Feb. 20, 2008 at Chicago
Chris Holt, Binghamton Senators — Mar. 19, 2010 vs. Rochester
Reto Berra, Lake Erie Monsters — Jan. 16, 2015 at Chicago