In his first AHL appearance of the season after being assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on a conditioning loan, Alex Nedeljkovic scored a goal to help the Penguins to a 4-2 win over the Providence Bruins on Friday night.
Nedeljkovic is the first goaltender in American Hockey League history to score twice in his career.
The 27-year-old Nedeljkovic, who signed as a free agent with Pittsburgh during the offseason, had not seen game action since an Oct. 24 start vs. Dallas.
Nedeljkovic carried a shutout into the final three minutes of Friday’s game before Providence scored twice with an extra attacker. He then secured the win with 1:04 remaining, hitting the open Bruins net from 175 feet away.
Nedeljkovic also scored as a member of the Charlotte Checkers on Mar. 10, 2018. He has two goals and five assists in his AHL career in addition to a record of 103-54-14, a 2.59 goals-against average, a .905 save percentage and 15 shutouts. Nedeljkovic won the Baz Bastien Award as the AHL’s outstanding goaltender and captured a Calder Cup championship with Charlotte in 2018-19.
|Goals Scored by AHL Goaltenders|
|Dec. 5, 1987||Darcy Wakaluk||Rochester Americans||Utica Devils|
|Mar. 28, 1992||Paul Cohen||Springfield Indians||Rochester Americans|
|Oct. 9, 1995||Robb Stauber||Rochester Americans||P.E.I. Senators|
|Oct. 30, 1999||Christian Bronsard||Syracuse Crunch||Rochester Americans|
|Feb. 5, 2000||Jean-Francois Labbe||Hartford Wolf Pack||Quebec Citadelles|
|Oct. 15, 2001||Chris Mason||Milwaukee Admirals||Utah Grizzlies|
|Apr. 11, 2004||Antero Niittymaki||Philadelphia Phantoms||Hershey Bears|
|Apr. 17, 2005||Seamus Kotyk||Milwaukee Admirals||San Antonio Rampage|
|Feb. 20, 2008||Drew MacIntyre||Manitoba Moose||Chicago Wolves|
|Mar. 19, 2010||Chris Holt||Binghamton Senators||Rochester Americans|
|Jan. 16, 2015||Reto Berra||Lake Erie Monsters||Chicago Wolves|
|Mar. 24, 2017||Jonas Gustavsson||Bakersfield Condors||San Diego Gulls|
|Mar. 10, 2018||Alex Nedeljkovic||Charlotte Checkers||Hartford Wolf Pack|
|Nov. 14, 2018||Tristan Jarry||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins||Springfield Thunderbirds|
|*May 25, 2019||Max Lagace||Chicago Wolves||San Diego Gulls|
|Dec. 17, 2021||Collin Delia||Rockford IceHogs||Texas Stars|
|Mar. 2, 2022||Lukas Dostal||San Diego Gulls||Colorado Eagles|
|*May 12, 2022||Joel Hofer||Springfield Thunderbirds||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins|
|Nov. 12, 2022||Jesper Wallstedt||Iowa Wild||Chicago Wolves|
|Mar. 3, 2023||Pyotr Kochetkov||Chicago Wolves||Manitoba Moose|
|Oct. 18, 2023||Strauss Mann||Laval Rocket||Rochester Americans|
|Nov. 17, 2023||Alex Nedeljkovic||Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins||Providence Bruins|
*Calder Cup Playoffs