Chicago Blackhawks emergency goaltender Scott Foster became a folk hero when he stepped into the net for a game against the Winnipeg Jets, and on Wednesday he was honored at the NHL Awards.
Foster, who stopped all seven shots he faced when he was forced to come into a March game against Winnipeg, took the stage with comedian Jim Belushi, and offered his advice to kids who want to emulate his example.
“First, I’d suggest a major in accounting and a Masters in accountancy,” he dead-panned.
Foster, an accountant by trade, was the Blackhawks’ emergency goaltender when Anton Forsberg went down just before a March game with an injury. When Collin Delia was injured during the same game, Foster had to hit the ice and played for 14 minutes, stopping seven shots and earning a raucous ovation from the United Center crowd.
After reliving his moment in the sun at the NHL Awards, Foster revealed that he had some business to take care of afterward.
“I gotta make this quick….I gotta get back to work,” he joked.