Every Blackhawks fan remembers the name Scott Foster. He can even be considered a legend in this city. A beer league player and accountant, with a 1.000 save percentage in the NHL. That's not something you hear about every day. Let's take a trip down memory lane and remember how we got here.
Corey Crawford, who was the initial starting goalie was out for the season with a concussion. Anton Forsberg was the starter for the March 29th game against the Winnipeg Jets and Collin Delia was his backup. Right before 7:00pm, Scott Foster got a call he never would've expected. Forsberg was injured, Delia was starting in his first NHL game, which meant Foster needed to dress for this game.
That's when Foster signed an emergency amateur tryout contract for the Blackhawks. He was welcomed into the players lot, a jersey was made just for him, and he waited. He was expecting nothing more than just waiting until the game was over and going home. That was until he was radioed that Collin Delia was hurt and he was going in.
Foster faced and saved seven shots on goal to finish the last 14 minutes of the game. The Blackhawks won that game 6-2 and Foster was the first star of the game. He is actually the first emergency backup goalie to even record a save and now he will forever have a 1.000 save percentage in the NHL.