Cool. But he was actually in the show back in the day. I like the ones where they haul a guy in that has never played in the NHL.
Yep. I remember the Coyotes signed someone from Manhattanville College, which I never heard of, when they played the Rangers.
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Sharks did this a few years ago with a college goalie and as I recall he got paid nothing, it was a special situation and it's considered a try-out and pay is not required.
Maybe I am nuts, but that's what I remember.
It's called an Amateur Try Out (ATO) contract. It's a one-day contract, no salary, bonuses or other forms of compensation. Can't use the ATO contract on professional or former professional players.
It's most commonly used for emergency one-game backup goalies or so teams can bring a young player in for a game near the end of the season before their ELC starts. e.g. Justin Abdelkader had a ATO with Detroit in 2007-2008 before they finalized his ELC contract.
One interesting one was when the Wild signed Paul Deutsch, age 51, last season. He participated in warm ups and would have been on the bench if their minor league goalie callup hadn't arrived shortly before game time.