December 31, 2016
A Dream Ending
Thanks to coach Bill Peters, Jorge Alves is among the truly unusual members of the NHL alumni. It was only last season that Alves made his NHL debut — and almost certainly his finale as well. An equipment manager with the team, he signed a pro contract that afternoon as an emergency replacement, and with the team losing 3-1 in the dying seconds, Peters inserted Alves with 7.6 seconds left in the game. Alves didn’t record a shot against, but the 36-year-old did get his name into the league register as a goalie.