The Anaheim Ducks were in quite a pickle Friday night. With goalie Jonas Hiller sick and replacement call-up Igor Bobkov's flight running late, the Ducks were down to one goaltender, Viktor Fasth.

With such an important position that not everyone can play, you need two goalies. So who you gonna call? Rob Laurie.


You mean you don't know Rob Laurie, former Roller Hockey International star goaltender for the world champion Anaheim Bullfrogs?

Laurie is now 42 years old and played his last professional hockey game for the El Paso Buzzards in the Central Hockey League in 2002. He was signed to a one-day professional tryout contract by Anaheim to fill the void as the backup goalie until Bobkov could get to the Honda Center.

Laurie played four years at Western Michigan University before embarking on a nine-year professional career. He made it as high as the American Hockey League, getting one game with the Adirondack Red Wings during the 1995-96 season, but spent most of his days in the ECHL.