Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators
Craig Anderson
POSITION: Goaltender
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 21/05/1981
AGE: 35
DRAFTED: CHI: 2001-73 overall

2014-15: Earned his first shutout victory (30 saves) of the season on Oct. 13 at Florida (1-0 win) … Made 28 saves to earn a victory on Oct. 16 vs. Colorado (5-3 win), ensuring him of at least one career win against each NHL club … Was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week on Nov. 10 after earning a record of 2-0-1, one shutout, a 0.65 goals-against average and a .981 save percentage over three consecutive starts from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8. … Played in the 400th game of his NHL career on Jan. 17 vs. Carolina (3-2 loss) … Was the monthly Molson Cup award winner for November and December … Sustained a right hand injury on Jan. 21 vs. Toronto (4-3 win) which caused him to miss a total of 19 regular-season games … Recorded his third career post-season shutout, his second with Ottawa, and the 11th in Senators franchise history when he made 28 saves in a 1-0 Game 4 victory vs. Montreal on April 22 … Won twice in four playoff starts, posting a 0.97 GAA. 2013-14: Made his regular season debut in earning his ninth shutout victory (35 saves) as a Senator on Oct. 4 at Buffalo (1-0 win) … Made a season high (later surpassed) 40 saves in helping Ottawa to a victory in its home opener on Oct. 17 vs. New Jersey (5-2 win) … Earned the 25th shutout victory (34 saves) of his NHL career on Jan. 21 at Washington (2-0 win) … Moved into sole possession of second place among all-time Senators goaltenders with his 73rd win for the club on Jan. 28 at Columbus (3-2 win) … Earned the victory in goal (29 saves) as Ottawa defeated Vancouver 4-2 in the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on March 2 at BC Place … Matched a season high (reached three times) with 46 saves on March 8 at Winnipeg (5-3 win) … Moved into sole possession of third place among all-time Ottawa netminders with his 12th shutout victory on April 12 vs. Toronto (1-0 win) … Sustained a neck injury on Nov. 3 vs. Dallas (4-3 SO loss) and missed the following two regular season games. Sustained an upper body injury on March 10 vs. Nashville (4-3 OT loss) causing him to miss the next five contests. 2012-13: Was recognized as the NHL’s First Star of the Month for Jan., posting a 5-0-1 record ... Concluded the season leading all NHL goaltenders in both goals-against average (1.69) and save percentage (.941) … These marks were both also the best in franchise history, besting Tugnutt’s 1.79 (1998-99) and his own .939 (2010-11) ... Tied for 11th among NHL goaltenders with three shutout victories … Recorded the 20th shutout of his NHL career vs. Florida (1/21/13, 4-0 win) … Sustained a right ankle injury vs. N.Y. Rangers (2/21/13, 3-2 SO win) and missed 18 games … Returned from injury and made 33 saves in a 2-0 win at New Jersey (4/12/13) ... Appeared in his 100th game as a Senator vs. Carolina (4/16/13, 3-2 win) … Was the monthly Molson Cup award winner in January, February, April and the 2012-13 season … Started all 10 off Ottawa’s playoff games, recording a career-best five wins. 2011-12: Recognized as the NHL's First Star of the Week (1/16/12) and the Third Star of the Week on (1/9/12) ... Established a new career high on (2/3/12) vs. N.Y. Islanders (2-1 OT loss), when he started his 16th consecutive game ... Established a new career high with his fourth assist of the season on (1/2/12) vs. New Jersey (3-2 OT win) ... Registered his second-highest season victory total (33) ... Completed the season ranked 10th among NHL goaltenders in wins and was eighth in saves (1,752) ... Stopped one of two penalty shots he faced during the 2011-12 campaign ... Earned his 100th career NHL victory in making 35 saves vs. Winnipeg (10/20/11, 4-1 win) ... Started all seven games in Senators’ playoff series against the N.Y. Rangers, recording his second career playoff shutout and a 2.00 goals-against-average. 2010-11: Made his Senators debut with 47 saves in a 1-0 shootout win at Toronto (2/19/11) … Became only the second Senators goaltender (Patrick Lalime) to earn a shutout victory in his debut and only the fourth NHL goalie to do it in the expansion era while facing at least 40 shots … Appeared in 200th career NHL game at Edmonton (12/30/10) … Made 200th career NHL start at Buffalo (3/13/11, 6-4 loss) … His 24 wins were the second-highest total of his career … Also made 47 saves at Atlanta (3/27/11, 5-4 SO loss) … Was the Senators’ monthly Molson Cup award winner in March. 2009-10: Established Colorado franchise records in games (71), starts (71), minutes (4,235), shots faced (2,233) and saves (2,047) … His 38 victories tied for second on the franchise’s single-season list, just two shy of Patrick Roy’s record of 40 wins set in 2000-01 … His seven shutouts also tied for second in club history … Started each of the Avs’ first 15 games, setting a new franchise record for consecutive starts to open a season … Made his first career opening-night start vs. San Jose, stopping 38 shots (10/1/09, 5-2 victory) … Was named the NHL’s First Star of the Month for October … Tied the NHL record for wins in October with 10, equalling the mark set by Detroit’s Manny Legace in 2005-06 … Was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week on three occasions: Oct. 1-4, Oct. 12-18 and Jan. 18-24 … Started all six post-season games for Colorado against San Jose in his first appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs … Stopped 223 of 239 shots to set a franchise record for most saves in a single playoff series. 2008-09: Finished third among NHL goaltenders with a .924 save percentage in 31 appearances with Florida. Only Tim Thomas (.933) and teammate Tomas Vokoun (.926) stopped a higher percentage of their shots … Posted a 15-7-5 record with a 2.71 goals-against average and three shutouts. 2007-08: Appeared in 17 games for the Florida Panthers, going 8-6-1 with a 2.25 goals-against average and .935 save percentage. The latter number did not qualify for the league lead, but was the highest among NHL goaltenders who appeared in at least 15 games … Set an NHL record for most saves in a shutout when he registered 53 stops in a 1-0 win at the N.Y. Islanders (3/2/08) … Represented the United States at the 2008 world championship. 2006-07: Spent most of the season with Rochester of the AHL, but also appeared in five games for the Panthers … Led Rochester with 23 wins (23-10-1). 2005-06: Spent the majority of the year with Chicago, posting a 6-12-4 record with one shutout in 29 games (21 starts) … Was claimed off waivers by Boston (1/19/06) and St. Louis (1/31/06) before being reclaimed by Chicago (2/3/06) … 2004-05: Was 9-4-1 with a 1.83 GAA and two shutouts in 15 appearances with Norfolk (AHL). 2003-04: Appeared in 21 games with the Blackhawks and 37 with Norfolk (AHL) … Picked up his first NHL win and shutout by stopping all 30 shots in a 7-0 victory over Columbus (1/22/04) at the United Center. 2002-03: Made his NHL debut at Los Angeles (11/30/02) and got his first start on Dec. 1 at Anaheim (12/1/02, 3-2 loss). 2001-02: Made his professional debut with Norfolk, playing 28 games. 2000-01: Named to the OHL first all-star team in his third and final season with Guelph … Was 30-19-9 in 59 appearances.