David Ayres Wiki
David Ayres was born on August 12, 1977, and from Whitby, Ontario, Canada. He is an Canadian ice resurfacer driver at Coca-Cola Coliseum and best know for playing in a National Hockey League (NHL) game on February 22, 2020, for the Carolina Hurricanes as an emergency backup goaltender, beating the Toronto Maple Leafs, 6–3, and becoming the first emergency goaltender to record a win in NHL history.
On Saturday Evening i.e on Feb 23rd Carolina summoned the emergency backup goalie in the second period of a 6-1 game against the Toronto Maple Leafs after both Hurricanes goaltenders James Reimer and Petr Mrazek went down to injuries.
David and his wife were sitting in the stands at Scotiabank Arena when Carolina Hurricanes goalie James Reimer went down with an injury. However, he noticed his cell phone had started to blow up and he heads to downstairs to get dressed in case he was needed.
During the game even Petr Mrazek also got hurt and he gave up two goals on three shots in the period before stopping all seven shots he faced in the third and Hurricanes won 6-3. Moreover, he became the oldest goaltender (42 years, 194 days) in league history to win his regular-season debut.
Ayres said after the game “It was awesome,” and added “Obviously the time of my life out there. I’ve been on this ice many times without fans, put fans in the mix it’s a whole different game, but, hey once, in a lifetime, I’ll take it.”
Later, he added “These guys were awesome,” and “Actually the spot that settled me down, one of the guys (Erik Haula) said to me, ‘Just have fun. We don’t care if you let 10 goals in.’ That settled me right down and it was great.”
David Ayres’s wife Sarah Ayres tweeted “F–K ME!!!!” as David entered the game.
On Feb 23rd, Sarah wrote on Twitter “F**K Me!!!!” and also wrote, “Scotia Bank Arena is a pretty lonely place when you’re watching the game on your own.”
David Ayres Career
In his career, he played eight games with the Norwood Vipers of the Allan Cup Hockey League in 2014. Later, as a Goal, Keeper David allowed 58 goals and had a .777 save percentage and an 0–8 record.
However, in 2004 he became hill and required a kidney transplant and his mother Marry donated. Then, he began working as a Zamboni driver and maintenance worker at Ricoh Coliseum in 2012. Addtiaonly, he was also practicing goaltender for the Marlies and Maple Leafs.
David Ayres Family
How old is David Ayres? He was born on August 12, 1977, and from Whitby, Ontario, Canada and he is 42 years old as of 2019. He is the son of Bob (Father) and Mary (Mother).
David also has a brother named Chris who is also goaltenders.
David Ayres Wife
He is married to his wife Sarah Ayres and there is not much information about their kids.
David Ayres Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of him is under review. He stands 5 feet 7 inch tall and weighs around 76KG.