Report: AHL changes rule following Leggio incident
Bridgeport Sound Tigers goaltender David Leggio has been all over highlight shows this week after he avoided a potential 2-on-0 breakaway by purposely dislodging the net.
In doing so, Leggio violated American Hockey League Rule 63.5, which reads “If the goal post is deliberately displaced by a goalkeeper or player during the course of a ‘breakaway’ a penalty shot will be awarded to the non-offending team”.
Leggio decided he was more likely to stop a penalty shot than and 2-on-0 breakaway, he was right.
The AHL has reportedly added harsher rules for similar incidents in future.
AHL rule change. Gm Misconduct to offending goalie, penalty shot can be taken by anyone on ice, and replacement goalie faces the shot.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 6, 2014
Adding details to the AHL rule amendment. The captain of the non-offending team will select the player who takes penalty shot...— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 6, 2014
If you haven’t seen it, here’s the play, which led to the rules being changed: