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The Penguins’ left-handed depth goaltenders are an NHL rarity

The Penguins’ addition of Louis Domingue to their goaltending depth chart on Sept. 2 introduced a rare element to the roster: both Domingue and Alex D’Orio, the prospect who played 11 games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2020-21 and sat on the bench to back up Maxime Lagace in the Penguins’ season finale, play with their glove on their right hand.

Left-handed goaltenders are a unique element to see on modern Penguins teams— in fact, they always have been. Of the 66 netminders who have suited up for the Penguins since 1967, only nine have been left handed.