Next man up!
Which for Golden Knights goalies, seems to literally be every few days now, after Oscar Dansk went down to injury on Monday night in Brooklyn. This is with Marc-Andre Fleury and Malcolm Subban already on IR.
The latter stages of Monday's game was played by Maxime Lagace, who'll normally play for the AHL's Chicago Wolves. Lagace has three years or pro experience in the AHL and ECHL.
To fill Oscar Dansk's roster spot, the Golden Knights recalled Dylan Ferguson on an emergency basis on Tuesday morning.
Here are three fun facts to get to know Ferguson better.
Video: VGK@VAN: Ferguson stones Archibald on breakaway
1. He's 19 and plays for the WHL's Kamloops Blazers
As of this time yesterday, Ferguson was playing junior hockey. And there's a good chance that this time next week, Ferguson will be back playing junior hockey.
Today, however, he is a Golden Knight, expected to dress for tonight's game at Madison Square Garden.
On emergency recall, Ferguson doesn't take up a roster spot as long as Oscar Dansk remains injured. And as soon as Dansk is declared fit to play, it would necessitate Ferguson being sent back to Kamloops.
It remains to be seen if he'll get into any games, with it seeming to be more conventional for Vegas to lean on Maxime Lagace, who has three years of pro experience -albeit in the minor leagues - under his belt.
Ferguson had played in 13 games for the Blazers this season.
Video: VGK@VAN: Ferguson holds his ground for the save
2. Has worn a Golden Knights uniform before
Just not in the regular season.
Ferguson was the starting - and winning goalie - in the first preseason game in team history on September 17 in Vancouver, when he stopped 29 of 33 shots in a 9-4 win.
A few days earlier, Ferguson secured the first "win" in franchise history, shutting out the Los Angeles Kings in Rookie Camp.
Ferguson, however, hasn't played a single "official" professional game at any level.
He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Golden Knights last month.
Video: Ferguson pitched a shutout in Wednesday's 4-0 win
3. Is only 19
Seriously. Ferguson has only been able to get in R-rated movies for the past two years. The Waterboy, the movie, came out only about two weeks after he was born. We use that reference only because he wasn't alive yet when The Parent Trap, the Lindsay Lohan version, came out.
So he's really young.
He was only drafted this past June- by the Dallas Stars.
Drafted in the seventh round (194th overall) by Dallas this past June, Ferguson was traded to the Golden Knights a few days later in a post Expansion Draft move that sent Marc Methot to the Stars.
Ferguson participated in Development Camp this summer and Rookie Camp this fall, in addition to a brief cup of coffee with the Golden Knights during the exhibition schedule.