SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … Charlotte Checkers goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic made American Hockey League history on Saturday night when he became just the 13th goaltender in the AHL’s 82-year history to be credited with scoring a goal.
With Hartford’s net empty for an extra attacker, Nedeljkovic sent a shot down the length of the ice and in to cap Charlotte’s 7-3 win at Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C.
Nedeljkovic is the eighth AHL goaltender to be credited with a goal by actually shooting the puck into the opposition net. In addition to his goal, Nedeljkovic stopped 23 of 25 shots in the Checkers victory after coming on in relief of Jeremy Smith in the second period.
Goals Scored by AHL Goaltenders
Darcy Wakaluk, Rochester – Dec. 5, 1987 at Utica
Paul Cohen, Springfield – Mar. 28, 1992 vs. Rochester
Robb Stauber, Rochester – Oct. 9, 1995 at Prince Edward Island
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 (OT goal)
Seamus Kotyk, Milwaukee – Apr. 17, 2005 at San Antonio
Drew MacIntyre, Manitoba – Feb. 20, 2008 at Chicago (OT goal)
Chris Holt, Binghamton – Mar. 19, 2010 vs. Rochester
Reto Berra, Lake Erie – Jan. 16, 2015 at Chicago
Jonas Gustavsson, Bakersfield – Mar. 24, 2017 vs. San Diego
Alex Nedeljkovic, Charlotte – Mar. 10, 20187 vs. Hartford