Nedeljkovic makes history in WBS debut

Photo: Tessa McAndrews

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 WakalukRochester AmericansDec. 5, 1987@ Utica
Paul CohenSpringfield IndiansMar. 28, 1992vs. Rochester
Robb StauberRochester AmericansOct. 9, 1995@ Prince Edward Island
Christian BronsardSyracuse CrunchOct. 30, 1999@ Rochester
Jean-Francois LabbeHartford Wolf PackFeb. 5, 2000@ Quebec
Chris MasonMilwaukee AdmiralsOct. 15, 2001@ Utah
Antero NiittymakiPhiladelphia PhantomsApr. 11, 2004@ Hershey
Seamus KotykMilwaukee AdmiralsApr. 17, 2005@ San Antonio
Drew MacIntyreManitoba MooseFeb. 20, 2008@ Chicago
Chris HoltBinghamton SenatorsMar. 19, 2010vs. Rochester
Reto BerraLake Erie MonstersJan. 16, 2015@ Chicago
Jonas GustavssonBakersfield CondorsMar. 24, 2017vs. San Diego
Alex NedeljkovicCharlotte CheckersMar. 10, 2018vs. Hartford
Tristan JarryW-B/Scranton PenguinsNov. 14, 2018@ Springfield
Max LagaceChicago Wolves
May 25, 2019 (playoffs)@ San Diego
Collin DeliaRockford IceHogsDec. 17, 2021@ Texas
Lukas DostalSan Diego GullsMar. 2, 2022@ Colorado
Joel HoferSpringfield ThunderbirdsMay 12, 2022 (playoffs)vs. W-B/Scranton
Jesper WallstedtIowa WildNov. 12, 2022@ Chicago
Pyotr KochetkovChicago Wolves
Mar. 3, 2023@ Manitoba
Strauss MannLaval RocketOct. 18, 2023vs. Rochester
Alex NedeljkovicW-B/Scranton PenguinsNov. 17, 2023@ Providence