Seamus Kotyk became the eighth goaltender in American Hockey League history to score a goal when he found the open net during Milwaukee’s 6-1 win at the SBC Center in San Antonio on Sunday evening.
Kotyk shot the puck into the vacated Rampage net with three minutes remaining in regulation, giving the Admirals a 4-1 lead. Milwaukee would add two more insurance markers.
The last goaltender to score was Philadelphia’s Antero Niittymaki, coincidentally on the final day of the 2003-04 season.
Of the eight goaltenders in AHL history to be credited with a goal, five have done so by actually shooting the puck. The other three were the last player on their team to play the puck.
|AHL goalies scoring goals|
|Darcy Wakaluk, Rochester||Dec. 5, 1987 at Utica|
|Paul Cohen, Springfield||Mar. 28, 1992 vs. Rochester|
|Robb Stauber, Rochester||Oct. 9, 1995 at P.E.I.|
|Christian Bronsard, Syracuse||Oct. 30, 1999 at Rochester|
|Jean-Francois Labbe, Hartford||Feb. 5, 2000 at Quebec|
|Chris Mason, Milwaukee||Oct. 15, 2001 at Utah|
|Antero Niittymaki, Philadelphia||Apr. 11, 2004 at Hershey|
|Seamus Kotyk, Milwaukee||Apr. 17, 2005 at San Antonio|