Former Aces (briefly) goalie Knapp makes NHL debut

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

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.