Blues season-ticket holder dresses as emergency goalie


Tyler Stewart had a night to remember.

The St. Louis Blues season-ticket holder - who's a vending machine worker by day, according to The Associated Press - briefly served as the club's backup goaltender Thursday night.

So how did that happen?

Goalie Carter Hutton got hurt in the morning skate, and while the Blues called up Ville Husso from their AHL affiliate, he couldn't make it to the arena in time for puck drop.

That gave Stewart the unlikely opportunity to hear head coach Mike Yeo's pregame speech, speak to several Blues players, and warm up alongside starter Jake Allen.

The 25-year-old signed a tryout contract Thursday afternoon.

Stewart watched the first period from the Blues' dressing room, and Husso made it to the arena with about five minutes left in the opening frame.

"It's something I'll never forget," Stewart said, according to the AP. "This was my Christmas present."

Blues season-ticket holder dresses as emergency goalie
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