On a day where it was announced goaltender Michael Leighton would be loaned to the Adirondack Phantoms, I figured why not take a look at and look back at a former Adirondack Red Wings goaltending great Chris Osgood.
Perhaps one of the more underrated goalies of his era, overshadowed by Detroit’s annual firepower. Osgood has been a part of three Stanley Cups in Detroit and is just two wins shy of 400 with a career GAA of 2.49 and 50 shutouts. Osgood has six seasons of 30 plus wins and one of those came with the New York Islanders where he picked up 32 which should tell you something. Osgood starred for Adirondack from 1992-95 winning 46 games during that span.
Osgood, whose playing time has been cut back the past year or so due to the emergence of netminder Jimmy Howard, is currently out nursing a groin injury. Thus far Osgood in four games is 2-2 with a GAA of 2.76 and a.893 save percentage.
Best of Chris Osgood below, saves and scraps against Patrick Roy: