Goaltender Connor Knapp, who briefly played for the Alaska Aces this season, made his NHL debut today for the Buffalo Sabres, getting some time in relief of Matt Hackett in a 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins.
Knapp stopped 6 of 7 shots in 11:35 of playing time. The power-play goal he gave up to David Krejci was a ricochet off the glass and in off the back of Knapp's leg.
Knapp for the Aces went 2-0-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average and .947 save percentage.
Knapp's debut came one day after former Aces winger Justin Johnson of Anchorage -- he's a former East High and UAA skater -- made his NHL debut with the New York Islanders.
By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com