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Senators sign goaltender Craig Anderson to a two-year contract extension

by Sens Communications @Media_Sens / Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators (@Senators) general manager Pierre Dorion announced today that the club has signed goaltender Craig Anderson to a two-year contract extension. The contract will carry an average annual value of $4.75 million ($5.5M in year one, $4.0M in year two).

Anderson, 36, posted a record of 25-11-4 with a 2.28 goals-against-average, a .926 save percentage and five shutouts in 40 games with Ottawa last season. He started each of the Senators 19 playoff games, recording 11 wins, a 2.34 goals-against-average, a .922 save percentage and one shutout.

Ottawa's franchise leader among goaltenders with 151 victories and 293 games, Anderson sits second in team history with 24 shutouts. Originally acquired by the Senators from the Colorado Avalanche on Feb. 18, 2011, in exchange for Brian Elliott, Anderson has a 151-99-34 career record with Ottawa, which includes a 2.59 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage.

The 14-year NHL veteran has played 506 career regular-season games, earning 238 wins while posting182 losses, 57 overtime losses and 38 shutout victories. Anderson has also played with the Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers and Colorado.

A native of Park Ridge, Ill., Anderson was Chicago's third-round pick (73rd overall) in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He signed as a free agent with the Avalanche on July 1, 2009.

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