Kalemba gets call as NHL emergency goalie

Kalemba gets call as NHL emergency goalie

The following article appeared on on Thursday, March 30, 2018 featuring former Princeton netminder Zane Kalemba.

By Eric Westhaver
Flin Flon Reminder

Zane Kalemba’s path as a goaltender has made many stops since leaving Flin Flon in 2006, taking him from Princeton to Poland. It all led to his latest stop – an NHL crease.

The former Bomber netminder, born and raised in Bergen County, NJ, made his first-ever NHL appearance Mar. 8 as an emergency backup goalie for the Winnipeg Jets against the New Jersey Devils. When backup goalie Steve Mason was injured in practice and replacement Michael Hutchinson couldn’t reach New Jersey before game time, the 32-year-old Kalemba got the call.

“I got the call around 1:30 in the afternoon that they might need me and that the flights could probably be delayed,” he said.

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