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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 overcame a rocky first period to grind out a 5-3 win over the Avalanche on Thursday night, making 28 saves in the victory.
Anderson has played solid hockey so far this season, as the 33-year-old has compiled a 2-1 record with a .939 save percentage and 2.01 goals against average. It's anyone's guess how Anderson will fare after a terrific 2012-13 season followed by a very mediocre 2013-14. Oct 17 - 12:38 AM

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Craig Anderson has been dominant against the Florida Panthers in his career.

He has compiled an 11-2-1 record and three shutouts against his former club. Anderson stopped 30 shots against the Panthers on Monday to post his first win of the 2014-15 season.
Oct 14 - 8:14 AM

Craig Anderson and the Senators edged out the Panthers Monday to claim a 1-0 shutout victory.

Anderson blocked all 30 shots he faced in the contest to earn himself his first win and first clean sheet of the campaign. His record now stands at 1-1-0 and he possesses a GAA and save percentage of 1.51 and .955, respectively.
Oct 13 - 10:43 PM

Craig Anderson stopped 34 of 37 shots for the Senators on opening night, but it wasn't enough as Ottawa dropped a 3-2 game in Nashville on Thursday.

The Predators scored three straight goals in under 10 minutes early in the third, which washed away a 1-0 Senators lead going into the final frame. The 33 year-old ultimately posted a good stat line in his first attempt at stabilizing the inconsistent and inflated numbers he put up last season.
Oct 10 - 1:26 AM

Craig Anderson will play between the pipes in Ottawa's opener on Thursday.

Just in case you wanted further confirmation. Anderson had already been called the "No. 1 goaltender" by head coach Paul MacLean in September, so the fact that he's playing in the season opener over Robin Lehner is to be expected.
Oct 8 - 3:34 PM

"Craig Anderson is the No. 1 goaltender," head coach Paul MacLean said bluntly.

MacLean also said that, "Robin Lehner has played well enough and earned the opportunity to challenge, to play in more games." Meaning that the veteran Anderson will get the nod opening night plus some rope, but if or when he falters, the hot hand rides.
Sep 19 - 11:12 PM

Craig Anderson reiterated that the battle for playing time in Ottawa should be helpful.

Anderson is signed through 2017-18 while Robin Lehner's contract won't expire until the summer of 2017, so the team is betting on this goaltending tandem being effective. Competition for the starting job can be good, but it can also lead to controversy, so the Senators are taking a bit of a risk with this plan.
Sep 5 - 10:07 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2David Legwand
3Mika Zibanejad
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Milan Michalek
3Mike Hoffman
4Colin Greening
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Alex Chiasson
3Mark Stone
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Borowiecki
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner