From CPA to the NHL! On Thursday night, the Chicago Blackhawks made an average Joe's dreams come true when local 36-year-old accountant Scott Foster was pressed into service as the team's emergency goalie.
The father of two--a member of a recreational "beer league" who'd never played a minute of pro sports before--was called up for his NHL debut after the team's two main goalies were injured.
Foster played for 14 minutes and made seven stops as the Blackhawks prevailed over the Winnipeg Jets 6-2. "I think I’m just hitting my prime," Foster said after the game. "I’m an accountant by day. So a few hours ago, I was sitting on my computer typing on a 10-key, and now I’m standing in front of you guys, just finished 14 and a half minutes of NHL hockey."