EBUG in all halls!
After a string of injuries in recent weeks drained their depth at the position, the New Jersey Devils will be forced to turn to an emergency backup goalie on Thursday night as they sign former NCAA Division III goalie Kyle Shapiro for an amateur tryout.
Shapiro is expected to get dressed on Thursday night to serve as Jon Gillis’ backup when the Devils take on the New York Islanders.
Shapiro currently serves as an assistant coach for the NHL New Jersey Titans, who currently lead the league with a 23-10-1 record.
Prior to his coaching career, Shapiro spent four seasons in the NCAA, playing his first three years of college hockey at the University of Southern Maine before transferring to the New England Academy, posting .914 saves in 23 games Rate ended his game day.
With MacKenzie Blackwood, Jonathan Bernier, Akira Schmid and Nico Dawes all unavailable at various times, the Devils’ netting depth has evaporated this season. Unless one of their injured network administrators returns, this may not be the last time the team needs to go down the EBUG path.
If you’re a goalie, it might be wise to call the Devils.