Ottawa Senators‘ undrafted rookie goaltender Andrew Hammond(30) received his first call-up on an emergency basis but was probably a bit surprised when he got the nod to ready himself for some relief action.
He’s been pretty impressive for their farm club Binghamton Senators playing the greater balance of games for the AHL Atlantic Division leading team, posting a 17-12 record with a 3.02 GAA, .903 SV% and played a monstrous 1869 minutes, good for fourth among first year net minders.
The 6’1″ 196 lbs. backstop posted almost identical numbers in his four years at Bowling Green State University.
The unrestricted free agent wass signed by Ottawa to a 2-year entry level contract.
In his NHL debut he played for 34:31 minutes stopping 11 or 11 shots, which may just net him another look in the current season but he’ll definitely be counted on to help the B-Sens’ Calder Cup Playoff push.