New York Islanders goalie Eamon McAdam has been suspended for two games in the E.C.H.L. and fined an undisclosed amount of money. McAdam was ejected once he lost his temper and threw his stick into the Railers bench (thanks to SB Nation E.C.H.L. guru Sie for the information) after allowing four goals on 27 shots in just 23 minutes of ice time (and you thought the Islanders defense was porous). The Worcester Railers would go on to lose by a score of four to two to the Orlando Solar Bears.
Final in overtime: @RailersHC 3, @RRoyalsHockey 2. @lanks89 GWG,A; @BarryAlmeida9 G,A; Eamon McAdam 28 svs for WOR, 5-0-1 in its last six games. @Mwillows9 G,A for REA, now alone in second place in North Division.— ECHL Week (@ECHLWeek) February 8, 2018
McAdam hasn’t exactly panned out since being drafted in the third round back in 2013. He’s got .910 save percentage in the E.C.H.L. this year, worse than fellow draftee Stephon Williams who was taken a round later. Another 2013 draftee, Kristers Gudlevskis, is ahead of him on the Islanders depth chart despite being picked two rounds later. Juuse Saros was picked the next round and had far better numbers than he did heading into the draft and has already paid dividends for the Nashville Predators.
There is a strange bit of coincidence in this suspension. The last time a goalie was suspended for Worcester was exactly ten years ago to the day. That goalie that was suspended? Current Islanders netminder Thomas Greiss.
Eamon McAdam's game misconduct last night was the first against a Worcester pro goaltender since Thomas Greiss was ejected against Norfolk, exactly ten years earlier on 2/15/08... @RailersHC— Darryl Hunt (@210Darryl) February 16, 2018
Hang in there, McAdam, and one day you too can have a three year contract with an .887 save percentage.