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Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson
Goaltender  - OTT
(KRAYG AN-duhr-suhn)
Number: 41
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 184
Catches: Left
Born: 21 May 1981  (Age 33)
Birthplace: Park Ridge, IL, United States
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Acquired: Acquired from Colorado in exchange for Brian Elliott on Feb. 18, 2011
Drafted: CHI / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (73rd overall)
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 Tugnett’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 on Jan. 21 vs. Florida (4-0 win) … Sustained a right ankle injury on Feb. 21 vs. N.Y. Rangers (3-2 SO win) and missed 18 games … Returned from injury and made 33 saves in a 2-0 win at New Jersey on April 12 ... Appeared in his 100th game as a Senator on April 16 vs. Carolina (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 on Jan. 16 and the Third Star of the Week on Jan. 9 ... Established a new career high on Feb. 3 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 Jan. 2 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 on Oct. 20 vs. Winnipeg (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 on Feb. 19 … Became only the second Senators (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 on Dec. 30 … Made 200th career NHL start at Buffalo on March 13 (6-4 loss) … His 24 wins were the second-highest total of his career … Also made 47 saves on March 27 at Atlanta (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 … Anderson’s seven shutouts also tied for second in club history … Led all NHL goaltenders in shots faced and saves. They were the highest totals by an NHL goaltender since 2005-06, when Roberto Luongo saw 2,488 shots and made 2,275 saves with the Florida Panthers … Set career highs in every category … Started each of the first 15 games, setting a new franchise record for consecutive starts to open a season … Made his first career opening night start on Oct. 1 vs. San Jose, stopping 38 shots (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 … Also tied the franchise record for wins in a single month (Dan Bouchard — February 1981, Peter Budaj — March 2007) … 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 postseason 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 … His .935 save percentage 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 NY Islanders on March 2 … Represented the United States at the 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 on Jan. 19 and St. Louis on Jan. 31 before being re-claimed by Chicago on Feb. 3 … . 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 on Jan. 22 at the United Center. 2002-03: Made his NHL debut on Nov. 30 at Los Angeles and got his first start on Dec. 1 at Anaheim (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.

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