L.A. Kings and N.J. Devils hold open tryouts for emergency backup goaltenders


Have you ever wanted to play in the NHL in real life instead of just your thumbs playing it? Well now is your chance to go prove yourself. The New Jersey Devils and the Los Angeles Kings are holding open tryouts to acquire the services of an emergency backup goaltender.

Both teams are searching to get an emergency for their 41 home games this season. It's not the first time an NHL team needed the services of an emergency backup goaltender. Last season, the Carolina Hurricanes needed their equipment manager to lace up his skates and put on the equipment since starting goaltender Eddie Lack fell ill. Alves was the first emergency goaltender to play in an NHL game.

The Devils' open tryout will take place at Prudential Center on Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. ET. To participate, prospective goalies must be between ages 18-35, be able to attend the tryout, home games and potentially practices, have full equipment and have played at a level higher than high school. Devils staff and alumni will lead the tryout.

The Kings' open tryout will be Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. PT at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California. To participate in the tryout, candidates must be 18 years old and have played high-level amateur hockey but never signed a pro contract.

We thought this would be a good opportunity to see who in our area is best qualified for the job, Kings president Luc Robitaille said. It will be interesting, that's for sure.

Those who would like to apply for the L.A Kings, you can apply here.

Those who would like to apply for the N.J. Devils, you can apply here.

Thirty goalies will be chosen for the Kings tryout. 

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