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Lou Lamoriello surprises Patrick Roy with a curious addition

Published May 10, 2024 at 10:53 PM
BY CARL VAILLANCOURT
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Eliminated in five games by the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round, Patrick Roy's New York Islanders are not sitting idle. The team's general manager, Lou Lamoriello, has already acquired a player in the aftermath of the playoffs.

With the Sorokin-Varlamov duo, the goaltending position is well secured for the Islanders. Yet, Patrick Roy's boss deemed it necessary to add a third goaltender in Marcus Hogberg.

A new goaltender for Patrick Roy, another on his way out?

Could this be the next goaltending saga with the Islanders? It's worth noting that Patrick Roy benched Ilya Sorokin to give the net to his veteran, Semyon Varlamov. It's surprising, given that Sorokin is the number one goaltender. He just started a new multi-season contract, earning him over $8 million per season.


Despite this playoff incident, Ilya Sorokin ranks in the top 10 among the best netminders in the Bettman circuit.

"The New York Islanders surprised the hockey world by announcing Tuesday the signing of goaltender Marcus Hogberg for two seasons.

"It feels good to get this chance again," said Hogberg, whose remarks were reported by his former team's website. "I wasn't really prepared for something like this to happen, but I'm very happy and excited to test my skills again against the world's best."

-Via TVA Sports

Marcus Hogberg is 29 years old, and he boasts an imposing stature of 6 feet 3 inches and 200 pounds. Drafted in the 3rd round by the Ottawa Senators in 2013, he has played 42 career games in the NHL, maintaining a 3.39 goals-against average and a .894 save percentage in Ottawa.

Last season, Marcus Hogberg played in Sweden's top league, his home country. He maintained a 2.51 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.

A situation worth following!

Credit: TVA Sports - Patrick Roy has a new goaltender
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