Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, May 6, 2008. Missed majority of 2009-10 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Hershey (AHL), July 29, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Washington, January 30, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 11, 2012. Traded to Washington by Phoenix for Matt Clackson, April 2, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 2, 2014.
It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.
— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18