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Craig Anderson | Goalie

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
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Craig Anderson thinks that having a competition with Robin Lehner will be good for the young goaltender's development and for the Ottawa Senators.
"Robin and I have gotten along very well for the last few years," Anderson said after signing his three-year contract extension. "I expect him to get better and better every year. I've seen his work habits go through the roof the last few years. It's good for the team for us to push each other, to have two good options." Even Lehner doesn't believe he should be starting regularly yet, so Anderson will probably enter the year as the Senators' number one keeper. Aug 26 - 9:49 AM

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Craig Anderson has inked a three-year contract with the Ottawa Senators worth an average annual value of $4.2 million.

He'll earn 4.75 million for the first two years of deal and 3.1 million in the season after. Anderson could've been an unrestricted free agent after the 2014-15 campaign, but Ottawa wanted to keep him in the fold. Robin Lehner also received a three-year deal this summer and it will be interesting to see how they share the crease moving forward.
Aug 25 - 10:07 AM

With Robin Lehner signed to a new three-year deal, the Senators would like to get fellow netminder Craig Anderson inked to an extension as well.

Assistant GM Pierre Dorion confirmed the team's interest to get something done with Anderson when Lehner's signing was announced during a conference call. "I did talk to [Anderson's Chicago-based agent Justin Duberman] a few weeks back and said we'd like to get Robin Lehner done first and then we could talk about an extension," said Dorion. "That's something we’re going to look at in the next few weeks. We've got to look at having both of these goalies here is only a bonus for us. We have two guys who are quality NHL goalies and it worked well at the end of last year." The Senators would like the duo to form a strong tandem beyond this season, but if it doesn't work out that way then it sounds like the club is prepared to stick with Lehner. Anderson is eligible for unrestricted free agency after the 2014-15 season.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Aug 5 - 10:04 AM

Goalie Craig Anderson stopped 28 shots against the listless Maple Leafs in a 1-0 shutout in Ottawa Saturday night.

The Sens ended their home schedule with Anderson's 26th career shutout and fourth of the 2013-14 season. It was also the Sens' fourth consecutive victory, equalling a season-high. They complete their schedule Sunday in Pittsburgh but have failed to make the playoffs. Anderson's goal-against average improved Saturday to 3.00. His record is 25-16-8.
Apr 12 - 9:58 PM

Craig Anderson will start Saturday night's game against the Maple Leafs.

It is the Sens' second last game of the season. Ottawa plays Pittsburgh on Sunday and Robin Lehner will likely get the call in that contest.
Apr 12 - 11:16 AM

Craig Anderson will play between the pipes on Saturday.

Anderson will attempt to build off his 45-save victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday. He has a 3.06 GAA and .909 save percentage in 52 games this season.
Apr 11 - 1:32 PM

Craig Anderson had one of his better nights on Tuesday in what has been a sea-saw season for the veteran, making 45 saves in a 4-1 win over the Isles.

Overcoming two straight losses and a horrible performance (7 GA) on Friday, Anderson propelled the Sens to the victory. Frans Nielsen was the only opposing player to get the puck past Andy, who has literally been great on some nights, and bad on other nights this year. He is 24-16-8 this season with a 3.06 goals against average and .909 save percentage.
Apr 8 - 11:13 PM

Craig Anderson will get the nod for Ottawa on Tuesday on Long Island.

Robin Lehner was very good in Saturday's win over the Rangers, so it's a bit surprising that Anderson is getting the start. Anderson also allowed seven goals on 23 shots in a 7-4 loss to Montreal on Friday during his last outing. His play has slipped considerably this season. He had a .941 save percentage and a 1.69 GAA in 24 games during the lockout-shortened campaign, but this year he owns a .907 save percentage and a 3.10 GAA in 51 appearances.
Apr 8 - 8:46 AM

Craig Anderson and the Senators were embarrassed on Friday night, allowing seven straight goals on just 23 shots to fall 7-4 to the Montreal Canadiens.

Anderson's second straight loss was not pretty, making just 16 saves and watching a 3-0 first period lead vanish by the intermission. He falls to 23-16-8 this year with a .907 save percentage and 3.10 goals against average.
Apr 4 - 11:19 PM

Craig Anderson and the Senators were on the wrong end of a 2-1 decision against the Islanders Wednesday night.

Anderson has been sharp in his three outings since returning from injury last week, but his teammates let him down in this contest, as he was saddled with a loss despite stopping 25 of 27 shots. His record falls to 23-15-8 with the defeat while his GAA is 3.02 and his save percentage is .910.
Apr 2 - 10:11 PM

Craig Anderson turned aside 30 of 31 shots in Ottawa's 2-1 shootout win over Carolina Monday night.

Anderson played a solid game again and improved his record to 23-14-8 this season. Anderson lost eight times in regulation in the season’s first two months, while he’s lost just six times in the three months since then. He owns a 3.04 GAA and a. 910 save percentage.
Apr 1 - 3:49 AM

Craig Anderson was fantastic on Friday evening, stopping 44 shots en route to an uplifting 5-3 win over the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Anderson improves to 22-14-8 this season, putting together a much better second half of the year. Anderson lost eight times in regulation in the season’s first two months, while he’s lost just six times in the three months since then. He owns a .908 save percentage and 3.10 goals against average.
Mar 28 - 10:35 PM

Craig Anderson (upper body) will start in Friday's game against Chicago.

Anderson hasn't played since March 10. He has a 3.10 GAA and .908 save percentage in 47 contests this season.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Mar 28 - 1:53 PM

Craig Anderson may end up between the pipes for Tuesday's game against the Florida Panthers.

"If they need me, they can call my name and I'll feel comfortable getting in there," Anderson said. "I wanted to make sure I had a few good days in a row before jumping in there. The last few days have been really good. Now, it's just a matter of getting my timing back." He dressed as Robin Lehner's backup in Monday's shootout win over Tampa Bay for the first time since he sustained an upper-body injury versus Nashville on Mar. 10.
Mar 25 - 7:39 AM

Craig Anderson is ready to return from an upper-body injury on Monday.

He will back up Robin Lehner against Tampa Bay. Anderson has missed the last five games.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Mar 24 - 5:25 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2David Legwand
3Mika Zibanejad
4Zack Smith
5Jean-Gabriel Pageau
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Milan Michalek
3Colin Greening
4Mike Hoffman
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Alex Chiasson
3Mark Stone
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner