Scott Foster earned no money for serving as Blackhawks goalie
Scott Foster was shockingly impressive when he appeared in an NHL game for the first time in his life on Thursday night, but the Chicago Blackhawks emergency goaltender had better not think about quitting his day job.
Foster, a 36-year-old account, signed a contract with the Blackhawks on Thursday after both of their goalies went down with injuries. But as ESPN’s Darren Rovell notes, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement allows the team to deem his appearance a “tryout” that requires no money being paid out.
$0: What the Blackhawks had to pay Scott Foster, the accountant who was the first emergency backup goalie to ever get ice time. Last night, Foster saved 7 shots on 7 tries in 14 minutes of action vs Jets. CBA states Foster’s deal with team was a “tryout.” pic.twitter.com/aEP5lODZU8
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 30, 2018
Foster played the last 14 minutes or so of Chicago’s win over the Winnipeg Jets and stopped all seven shots he faced. He then gave a hilarious interview with the media after the game, and you could tell his teammates were thrilled for him. At the very least, the Blackhawks should treat him to a nice dinner.