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Craig Anderson | Goalie | #41

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 187
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (73) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Craig Anderson will be in goal for Tuesday's contest against Vancouver.
Anderson got Saturday's game off against Edmonton after he blanked the Flames with 25 saves for his first shutout of the season. He owns a 2-0-2 record with a 1.65 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage. Oct 16 - 4:00 PM

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Craig Anderson stopped all 25 shots he faced in a 6-0 with over the Calgary Flames.

Anderson how now moved into 4th all-time amongst American born players in shutout with 39. After opening the season with back-to-back shootout losses, he has responded with a couple of big wins while only giving up seven goals over the first four games of the season. His record improves to 2-0-2 on the year with a 1.65 goals against average and a .937 save percentage.
Oct 13 - 11:49 PM

Craig Anderson will indeed start on Friday.

That was already suspected, but Senators coach Guy Boucher has confirmed his pick. Anderson has a 2.15 GAA and .919 save percentage in three starts this season.
Oct 13 - 3:48 PM

Look for Craig Anderson to play between the pipes on Friday.

Anderson was the first goaltender off the ice, which is usually a good indication of who the starter will be. This will be his fourth straight start, but Ottawa is scheduled to play again on Saturday so perhaps he'll get that contest off.
Oct 13 - 2:33 PM

Craig Anderson allowed two goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout victory in Vancouver.

It's pretty amazing, but all three of Ottawa's games so far have been decided in a shootout. Tuesday's game marks the first time Anderson and the club has been successful in the extra session. The team will have two full days off before the road trips continues Friday night in Calgary.
Oct 11 - 1:11 AM

Craig Anderson will tend to the cage in Tuesday's game against Vancouver.

Anderson has lost both of his previous starts in shootouts this season. He played well enough to win Saturday, but lost in a goaltending duel to Detroit's Jimmy Howard. Anderson owns a 2.31 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage this year.
Oct 9 - 5:01 PM

Craig Anderson was excellent in Saturday's 2-1 shootout loss to Detroit.

Anderson made 29 saves on 30 shots in the contest, but he allowed the only shootout marker so he has gone winless in his first two starts of 2017-18. The Senators have lost both matches in shootouts. Anderson has a 2.31 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage this year.
Oct 7 - 11:50 PM

Look for Craig Anderson to play between the pipes on Saturday.

Anderson surrendered four goals on 28 shots in Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss to Washington. He'll be looking to bounce back against Detroit.
Oct 7 - 3:04 PM

Craig Anderson allowed four goals on 28 shots in Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals.

The Capitals also managed to beat him twice during the shootout. The Senators had 3-1 and 4-3 leads in the third period, but they couldn't hang on for the victory. Anderson will enter his next start with a 3.69 goals-against-average and a .857 save percentage. He's a good number one goalie in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 5 - 11:07 PM

The Ottawa Senators have confirmed that Craig Anderson will start in goal tonight against the Washington Capitals.

The Senators made it all the way to the Eastern Conference Final last season, in large part due to the heroics of Anderson. He has a 11-7-1 record in 19 career games against the Capitals. The Capitals didn't look particularly great during the pre-season, shaping up Anderson as being a solid start in fantasy tonight.
Oct 5 - 7:04 PM

The Ottawa Senators have signed Craig Anderson to a two-year, $9.5 million contract extension.

Anderson was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. He'll make $5.5 million next season and $4 million the year after that. Anderson's deal also includes a 10-team no trade clause. The 36-year-old had a 25-11-4 record with a 2.28 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage last season. He should be a solid fantasy option throughout the season.
Sep 29 - 12:27 PM

Craig Anderson may play a full preseason game on Saturday night.

The Senators are hosting the Montreal Canadiens, and head coach Guy Boucher said Anderson can play all 60 minutes in the game. Anderson had a 25-11-4 record with a 2.28 goals-against-average and a .926 save percentage last season. The 36-year-old will have plenty of fantasy value this season. He'll be a solid number one goalie option in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Sep 23 - 10:16 AM

Craig Anderson will play the final season of his three-year, $12.6 million contract this campaign.

Anderson isn't thinking about what will happen afterward yet, but he would like to finish his career with the Senators. "I think going back to when I came here seven, eight years ago, it's one of those things where Ottawa has been a home for me since I got here. Welcomed me with open arms," he said. "I've set some pretty good roots here, as far as just getting used to the town, getting used to the fans and really enjoying my time here. It's something that I enjoy playing for the city and for the Ottawa Senators."
Sep 12 - 5:53 PM

Craig Anderson has won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

The award goes to the player who best exemplifies qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey. Anderson was the favorite to win, so this shouldn't come as a surprise. He had to leave the Senators for stretches to be with his wife, Nicholle, during her battle with throat cancer. Anderson was excellent for Ottawa when he was in the lineup and the best news is that Nicholle's recovery is going well after her scans came back cancer free.
Jun 21 - 9:40 PM

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Ottawa will protect Craig Anderson in the upcoming expansion draft.

"Craig Anderson will be the goalie we protect, no ifs ands or buts about it," Senators GM Pierre Dorion said. Anderson and Andrew Hammond both have one season left on their current deals. Dorion added that Anderson was dealing with a bad back during the playoffs and it was especially troublesome during Ottawa's second-round series versus the Rangers.
May 29 - 12:05 PM

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