And just like that another goalie is gone from the EIHL. You might not have been a fan of the Coventry Blaze or the Guildford Flames, but everyone has at some point been entertained by Brian Stewart.
So I might be alone on this one, but one of the players I’ve been trying to keep an eye on this summer to find out where he’s going to sign is 19-year-old goalie Jordan Lawday. Admittedly it may be because I did the commentary for the Cardiff Fire last year that I wanted to see where he ended up.
Now it seems that the GB Under 20’s goalie has signed a two-way deal with the EIHL’s Cardiff Devils and Milton Keynes Thunder of the NIHL South, although no official announcement has been made by either club as of yet.
By now you should be well aware of the Chicago Blackhawks goalkeeper woes from last season. When Corey Crawford was put on IR at Christmas 2017 for the remainder of the season the Blackhawks quickly fell out of playoff contention and into one of their worst seasons in history.
Fans get worried when their team signs a goaltender from another team in the league that ended the season worse than their own. It’s additionally concerning to see that the new signing also played for potentially the worst team in the elite league era… But Travis Fullerton is much more of a goaltender than his EIHL stats suggest.
Chrissy Teigen recently tweeted out the following;
“I feel like can absolutely be a hockey goalie…I ran some numbers and if you lay on your side and lift your top leg up and down the entire game, you stop 99.9% of attempted goals. The rest is up to defense.”
@chrissyteigen, Twitter, June 2nd 2018
Since the Pittsburgh Penguins took Marc-Andre Fleury first overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, making him just the third goalie taken first overall in the draft (behind Michel Plasse in 1968 and Rick DiPietro in 2000) and also the last goalie taken first overall, 18 other goaltenders have gone in the first round of the draft since.
This evening at the annual MK Lightning supporters AGM, the announcement was made that the team had signed former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguin Patrick Killeen.