In his first AHL appearance of the season after being assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on a conditioning loan, Alex Nedeljkovic scored a goal to help the Penguins to a 4-2 win over the Providence Bruins on Friday night.
Nedeljkovic is the first goaltender in American Hockey League history to score twice in his career.
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The 27-year-old Nedeljkovic, who signed as a free agent with Pittsburgh during the offseason, had not seen game action since an Oct. 24 start vs. Dallas.
Nedeljkovic carried a shutout into the final three minutes of Friday’s game before Providence scored twice with an extra attacker. He then secured the win with 1:04 remaining, hitting the open Bruins net from 175 feet away.
Nedeljkovic also scored as a member of the Charlotte Checkers on Mar. 10, 2018. He has two goals and five assists in his AHL career in addition to a record of 103-54-14, a 2.59 goals-against average, a .905 save percentage and 15 shutouts. Nedeljkovic won the Baz Bastien Award as the AHL’s outstanding goaltender and captured a Calder Cup championship with Charlotte in 2018-19.
Goals Scored by AHL Goaltenders
|Darcy Wakaluk||Rochester Americans||Dec. 5, 1987||@ Utica|
|Paul Cohen||Springfield Indians||Mar. 28, 1992||vs. Rochester|
|Robb Stauber||Rochester Americans||Oct. 9, 1995||@ Prince Edward Island|
|Christian Bronsard||Syracuse Crunch||Oct. 30, 1999||@ Rochester|
|Jean-Francois Labbe||Hartford Wolf Pack||Feb. 5, 2000||@ Quebec|
|Chris Mason||Milwaukee Admirals||Oct. 15, 2001||@ Utah|
|Antero Niittymaki||Philadelphia Phantoms||Apr. 11, 2004||@ Hershey|
|Seamus Kotyk||Milwaukee Admirals||Apr. 17, 2005||@ San Antonio|
|Drew MacIntyre||Manitoba Moose||Feb. 20, 2008||@ Chicago|
|Chris Holt||Binghamton Senators||Mar. 19, 2010||vs. Rochester|
|Reto Berra||Lake Erie Monsters||Jan. 16, 2015||@ Chicago|
|Jonas Gustavsson||Bakersfield Condors||Mar. 24, 2017||vs. San Diego|
|Alex Nedeljkovic||Charlotte Checkers||Mar. 10, 2018||vs. Hartford|
|Tristan Jarry||W-B/Scranton Penguins||Nov. 14, 2018||@ Springfield|
|Max Lagace||Chicago Wolves||May 25, 2019 (playoffs)||@ San Diego|
|Collin Delia||Rockford IceHogs||Dec. 17, 2021||@ Texas|
|Lukas Dostal||San Diego Gulls||Mar. 2, 2022||@ Colorado|
|Joel Hofer||Springfield Thunderbirds||May 12, 2022 (playoffs)||vs. W-B/Scranton|
|Jesper Wallstedt||Iowa Wild||Nov. 12, 2022||@ Chicago|
|Pyotr Kochetkov||Chicago Wolves||Mar. 3, 2023||@ Manitoba|
|Strauss Mann||Laval Rocket||Oct. 18, 2023||vs. Rochester|
|Alex Nedeljkovic||W-B/Scranton Penguins||Nov. 17, 2023||@ Providence|