ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled goaltender Andrew Hammond under emergency conditions from the taxi squad to the NHL active roster and reassigned goaltender Hunter Jones from Iowa to the taxi squad. Goaltender Cam Talbot is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
Hammond, 32, went 16-12-3 with a 2.53 goals-against average (GAA), a .908 save percentage (SV%) and four shutouts in 33 games with the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League (AHL) last season. He ranked T-3rd in the AHL in shutouts. The 6-foot-2, 223-pound native of Surrey, B.C., went 19-12-2 with a 2.81 GAA, a .908 SV% and three shutouts in 33 regular season contests with the Iowa Wild in 2018-19. Hammond also posted a 5-6 record with a 2.46 GAA, a .912 SV% and two shutouts in 11 Calder Cup Playoff games in 2019.
He is 27-15-6 with a 2.31 GAA, a .923 SV% and four shutouts in 56 career NHL games (49 starts) in parts of five NHL seasons with Ottawa (2013-17) and Colorado (2017-18). Hammond is 1-3 with a 3.00 GAA and a .924 SV% in five career Stanley Cup Playoff games with Ottawa (2014-15) and Colorado (2017-18). He will wear sweater No. 35 with Minnesota.
Jones, 20, went 31-14-3 with a 2.75 GAA, a .913 S% and four shutouts in 49 games with the Peterborough Petes in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) last season. He ranked T-2nd in the OHL in shutouts, fourth in wins and GAA and fifth in SV%.
Minnesota hosts the San Jose Sharks tonight at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM.