Ever since the NHL created a new rule requiring teams to have an emergency goaltender in the arena during games, there's been plenty of funny, unique stories of regular people getting a chance to suit up. Like the time a vending machine worker took shots in warmups with the St. Louis Blues, or the time the L.A. Kings had a fan tryout for the job opening prior to the season. While these guys have a zero percent chance of seeing the ice, they still need to at least dress at a moment's notice.
On Friday night, New York Rangers goalie Ondrej Pavelec left the game with knee injury and was relieved by Henrik Lundqvist. Pavelec's inury was bad enough that he couldn't return, meaning the emergency tender had to get ready. His buddy made sure to snap a photo of this incredible jersey the Rangers have for him:
Nice touch. If the Rangers were smart, they'd put this jersey on sale immediately and watch it sell out within minutes. Considering the contents of the fridge in the room "McBackup 69" got dressed, it's safe to say this sweater would become the official jersey of beer leagues everywhere: