This is not a prank, the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils are going to be hosting tryouts to find their emergency backup goalie for the upcoming NHL season.

Taking place just under two weeks from today, the Kings will host the open tryouts at the Toyota Sports Center, the team’s training facility, on September 27 and it's open to just about any goalie who is older than 18 and hasn’t signed a professional league contract.

However, if you want a chance to attend this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity  you need to sign up as soon as possible as the team will narrow the tryout down to 30 goalies to make the final selection a little easier.

LA Kings President Luc Robitaille recently stated in a press release that the whole point of this search is due to the fact that the NHL requires each home team to have an emergency goalie in the stands for every game.

According to, it turns out the New Jersey Devils will also be hosting open tryouts for their emergency backup goalie position, which will take place next weekend.

Last season, both the Carolina Hurricanes and the Chicago Blackhawks both had to turn to their emergency backup goalie and the Philadelphia Flyers and the Florida Panthers nearly had to turn to theirs in a game, so you never know when you’ll get your big break.

(H/T Twitter/LAKings)