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Craig Anderson | Goalie

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 184
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The Ottawa Senators are receiving calls about the availability of Craig Anderson. reports that teams have inquired about both Robin Lehner and Craig Anderson, but that Lehner is the one most likely to be traded. Andrew Hammond may have pushed Ottawa into a playoff spot, but it became clear in the postseason that Anderson was still the best goalie on the roster. It’s not impossible that Anderson finds himself on a new team before the beginning of the 2015-16 season. Jun 4 - 7:03 PM

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The Ottawa Senators are entering free agency spending $7.775M in cap space between goalies Craig Anderson, Robin Lehner, and Andrew Hammond.

Fortunately for them, apparently "five or six teams have called" GM Bryan Murray about possibly acquiring Craig Anderson or Robin Lehner specifically. Teams of note that could use a veteran, proven number one goalie like Anderson, who dings the cap at $4.2M the next three seasons, San Jose, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Carolina and to a lesser extent, Buffalo. Lehner meanwhile is still recovering from his mid-season concussion, and the 24 year old to-be is still an unproven commodity.
Source: Ottawa Sun
May 26 - 7:01 PM

After Ottawa landed free agent goaltender Matt O'Connor, Craig Anderson might be on the market.

If Ottawa re-signs Andrew Hammond, and that seems to be their intention, then they'll have a bit of a goaltending logjam unless they trade someone. Edmonton might have interest in Anderson as they're in the market for a starting goaltender. Anderson doesn't have a consistent history of success though, so at the end of the day the interest from the Oilers and others may be limited.
May 12 - 10:14 AM

Craig Anderson stopped 18 of 19 shots in Sunday's 2-0 elimination loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

The Senators did everything they could to win this game but they were unable to beat Habs goaltender Carey Price. Ottawa outshot the Canadiens 43-20 (30-7 in the last 40 minutes), but they were unable to capitalize on any of their opportunities. Anderson couldn't have done much more in this series, as he allowed just four goals in the four games he played during the series. The 33-year-old finishes the playoffs with an incredible 0.97 goals-against-average and a .972 save percentage.
Apr 26 - 9:15 PM

Craig Anderson will be in goal Sunday against Montreal for Game 6 of the Senators' best of seven series.

And why not? He's stopped 73 of 74 Montreal shots over the last two games. Anderson has always been a Habs' killer and Montreal is going to have to find a way to create traffic in front of him to get him off his game if they are to have any better luck for the balance of the series.
Apr 25 - 11:47 AM

Craig Anderson stopped 45 of 46 shots in Friday's 5-1 win over Montreal.

Anderson has been extremely good since entering the series in game three. The 33-year-old may have seen a lot of rubber tonight, but the Canadiens didn't generate many quality scoring chances. Still, Anderson has made the saves to keep his team in each game and in the series. Many had written off the Senators after they were down three games to none, but there aren't many doubters left. Anderson appears to be in Montreal's head, as he has allowed just one goal in the last two games of the series. Ottawa will need their goaltender to keep playing this way if they want to win their next two games. Anderson has stopped 120 of 123 shots in this series.
Apr 24 - 10:10 PM

In a not too surprising turn of events, Craig Anderson will be in net for Ottawa as they try to stave off elimination in Game Five versus Montreal on Friday night.

The Senators are 1-1 with Anderson in net, but trail in the series 3-1. Anderson for his part has turned away 75 of 77 shots thus far, including a 28 save 1-0 shutout on Wednesday night. It seems likely Ottawa's season will end with a loss, but don't expect Anderson's play to be the reason why.
Apr 24 - 5:18 PM

Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson made 28 saves en route to a 1-0 shutout triumph over the visiting Montreal Canadiens in playoff action Wednesday night.

Anderson played a major role in helping the Sens avoid elimination in the opening-round playoff series. The Canadiens still can oust the Sens Friday night with a victory. They lead the best-of-seven series 3-1. But Anderson is hot at the right time for Ottawa and gives the Sens at least some hope of a comeback. He made 47 saves Sunday in Ottawa's loss to Montreal. In Wednesday's game, the Sens needed to score only one goal as their goalie couldn't be beaten. Anderson's best save probably came against Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec, who fired a shot from the slot late in the third period. So, in the playoffs, Anderson is now 1-1 with a pretty goals-against average of 0.93 and a save percentage of .974.
Apr 22 - 10:27 PM

Craig Anderson will play between the pipes in Game 4.

No real surprise there. The Senators gave Anderson his first start of the 2015 playoffs on Sunday and while they lost that game, Anderson did turn aside 47 of 49 shots. Ottawa is down 3-0 in its series against Montreal, so the squad obviously needs another strong outing from Anderson.
Apr 22 - 12:13 PM

Coach Dave Cameron hasn't named his starter for Game 4 yet, but it's expected to be Craig Anderson.

Cameron wanted to speak with Anderson before announcing who would get the nod. "He hasn't played in a while and he saw a lot of rubber," the Senators bench boss said. "I have to make sure I have all the information. We don't want a repeat of what happened in Winnipeg where I jumped the gun and had to change my mind." Anderson made 47 saves on 49 shots in Game 3 in his first start since Mar. 29.
Apr 22 - 9:57 AM

Craig Anderson stopped 47 of 49 shots in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to Montreal.

Anderson was very good in the game, but he will definitely want to have Dale Weise's overtime goal back. The Senators are now down 3-0 in the series, even though they have scored first in each game. It's unclear what Dave Cameron will do with his goalies before Wednesday's game, but Anderson played well enough to get another start. He was named the game's third star for his effort.
Apr 19 - 10:42 PM

Confirming an earlier report, Craig Anderson will indeed start Game Three for Ottawa against Montreal on Sunday night.

Anderson has seen just two games since March 10th, and four since late January, all because of Andrew Hammond's dominance during Ottawa's run to the playoffs. However the veteran netminder owns a career 10-12 playoff record with 59 goals against in 23 games, Anderson is also 8-8 with 43 goals against in two postseasons with Ottawa. Regardless of whose in net, Ottawa needs to cut Montreal's lead on the series to 2-1.
Apr 19 - 5:21 PM

Craig Anderson was the first goaltender off the ice during Ottawa's morning skate on Sunday.

The first goaltender off the ice is usually the one who starts later on that day. The Senators are trailing 2-0 in their best of seven series against Montreal and Andrew Hammond has given up a couple of bad goals so far. Anderson was Ottawa's starting goaltender two years ago when they eliminated the Canadiens in the first round of the post-season.
Apr 19 - 10:57 AM

Craig Anderson stopped 33 of 36 in Sunday's 4-2 loss to Florida.

Anderson lost both of his starts since returning from his hand injury on Saturday night. If the 33-year-old isn't able to get back into the win column soon the Sens will surely go back to Andrew Hammond who is now healthy. Anderson's record falls to 14-13-8 and he has a 2.49 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage this season.
Mar 29 - 9:02 PM

Craig Anderson will get the start in Sunday's game against Florida.

Anderson also started in Saturday's overtime loss to the Maple Leafs. Andrew Hammond (lower body) will return to the Senators lineup but he will serve as Anderson's backup. Anderson has a 14-12-8 record with a 2.48 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage in 34 games this season.
Mar 29 - 2:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2Mika Zibanejad
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
6Eric O'Dell
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Mike Hoffman
3Milan Michalek
4Colin Greening
5Matt Puempel
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Mark Stone
3Alex Chiasson
4Chris Neil
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Cody Ceci
4Patrick Wiercioch
5Jared Cowen
6Mark Borowiecki
7Chris Phillips
G1Craig Anderson
2Andrew Hammond