Thanks to a rule implemented by the NHL, the LA Kings were in need of an Emergency Backup Goalie who would be available for every home game at STAPLES Center.
Rather than sticking with old methods, the Kings organization held open goaltending tryouts at the end of September to fill the role.
Over 1,000 applications were submitted to tryout, but only 30 individuals made the cut.
So how'd they do?
Video: LA Kings held tryouts for their emergency goaltender
Live every day like Derek Armstrong.
Inviting 30 non-professional hockey players to come try out for the LA Kings basically promises for some quality content.
Especially, from individuals that had never even skated before.
We don't think Cosmo will be featured on the Mascot All-Star Team in NHL 19.
Kevin & Bean thought that they had the perfect candidate for the job ...
We're not quite sure if they were right ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
@Trav4Oilers even made the long flight from Winnipeg to show off his skills.
His commitment and dedication is beyond impressive.
Hopefully, he didn't get into too much trouble for skipping school.
Last, but definitely not least, Shay Mitchell sent Sammy, her assistant, on a surprise visit to Toyota Sports Center.
Unfortunately, Sammy, Shay is not sending you on vacation.
While it was all fun and games, the Kings actually had to choose who would become the next emergency backup goalie.
Did anyone have what it takes to make it to the top?
Yes. A few, in fact.
Congratulations to Alec Rounds (pictured above), Billy Blase, Eric Chiccone, and Derek Classen for each being named as the LA Kings Next Top Emergency Goalie.
The four will split the duties of the Kings emergency goaltender for the rest of the 2017-18 season ... despite what Goalie Crease Net thought when he declined our invitation.