THIS IS AWESOME!!!
David Ayres -- the Zamboni driver who came in as an emergency goalie for the Carolina Hurricanes in an NHL game last week -- is getting his own, official trading card!!!
A spokesperson for Upper Deck tells TMZ Sports there was a SERIOUS demand for Ayres cardboard after he helped secure a win for the Canes when their top two goalies went down on Feb. 22.
David Ayers, the 42 year old Zamboni driver, helps bring home the 6-3 win after getting the emergency call for the Canes (+140) @betthepucks pic.twitter.com/i6YNyjMTuf— Barstool Bets (@barstoolbets) February 23, 2020
David Ayers, the 42 year old Zamboni driver, helps bring home the 6-3 win after getting the emergency call for the Canes (+140) @betthepucks pic.twitter.com/i6YNyjMTuf
So, we're told the card co. went to work ... and not only locked up an individual deal with the 42-year-old -- but made him his own, dope card quickly!!
The card features a shot of David in his gear standing in goal ... and on the back bio, it spells out exactly how Ayres turned from Zamboni driver to NHL player!!
"After giving up two quick goals," the card reads, "he stood tall and saved the next eight shots he faced, helping Carolina prevail 6-3 and earning a win in his surprise NHL debut."
Upper Deck officials say the card will be available in packs this week.