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Andrew Hammond
Hammond
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
216 lb (98 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
F. Teams
Colorado Avalanche
San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
Ottawa Senators
Born February 11 1988 (1988-02-11) (age 31),
White Rock, British Columbia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2013 – present

Andrew Robert Hammond (born February 11, 1988 in White Rock, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League as a prospect to the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing careerEdit

AmateurEdit

Hammond played the majority of his junior hockey career in the British Columbia Hockey League, first playing one game with the Westside Warriors during the 2006-07 season. After being cut from the team Hammond played for the Grandview Steelers of the Junior "B" Pacific Hockey League, appearing in 28 games and earning an impressive .930 save percentage.[1] Hammond returned to the British Columbia Hockey League for the 2007-08, playing in 32 games for the Vernon Vipers before being involved in a trade to the Surrey Eagles. The 2008-09 season was Hammond's last with the Vipers, in which the team won the Royal Bank Cup national Junior "A" championship, with Hammond posted a 2–0 shutout in the final game.[2]

Hammond was goaltender and played in four seasons for the Bowling Green Falcons from 2009 to 2013. He appeared in 111 NCAA games during his tenure at Bowling Green University, earning a final record of 30–68–13. Hammond was named Bowling Green's Most Valuable Player for two consecutive seasons, in 2010–11 and 2011–12.[3] While playing at Bowling Green University, Hammond was given three different nicknames from teammate Wade Finegan, first "Robber," then "Burglar," and then "Burgs." The nickname was evantually turned into Hammond's most notable nickname today, "The Hamburglar."[4]

ProfessionalEdit

Ottawa SenatorsEdit

Hammond was signed by the Ottawa Senators to a two-year, entry-level contract on March 20, 2013 as a free agent goaltender.[5] Hammond finished the 2012-13 season with Ottawa's American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators after playing most of the season at Bowling Green University.

Before the 2013-14 season began, Hammond attended the Senators training camp and was assigned to Binghamton. Hammond was recalled on February 24, 2014, replacing starting goaltender Craig Anderson who was with his wife for the birth of the couple's second child.[6] The next day, Hammond was the backup for Robin Lehner. Lehner was pulled midway through the second period, allowing Hammond to make his debut, stopping all 11 shots he faced.

Hammond once again attended the Senators training camp for the 2014-15 NHL season, staring most of the season in the American Hockey League before being recalled after goaltender Robin Lehner was injured. Hammond made his first NHL start on February 18, 2015, stopping 42 shots in a 4-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens, being named the first star of the game.[7] In only two games later he recorded his first career shutout in a 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks.[8] The next game, Hammond recorded his second consecutive shutout in a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Hammond's four straight wins was only the second time in the season the Senators had won more than two consecutive games. Due to Hammond's success he was named the NHL's First Star of the Week on March 2nd, 2015.[9]

On April 1st, 2015, because of his 10–1–1 record with a .930 save percentage, Hammond was named the NHL's First Star of the Month.[10] His winning rookie season also helped the Senators move up three points into the final Wild Card spot in the league's Eastern Conference. He was also named as the Senators nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The trophy is awarded every year to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.[11]

Hammond finished the 2014–15 season with a record of 20–1–2, leading to the Senators clinching a Stanley Cup playoff spot. The Senators were eliminated by the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Hammond had started in Ottawa's first two playoff games, but Craig Anderson started the remaining four. On May 20th, 2015, Hammond was signed to a three-year contract extension by the Senators, worth an annual value of $1.35 million.[12]

Hammond struggled during the 2015-16 season, only winning 7 out of his 24 games played and having been reassigned to the Belleville Senators, playing a two game stint with the team. During the 2016–17 season, Hammond was struggling witha an injury, appearing in just 6 games with Ottawa, going winless. On Hammond's 29th birthday, February 11, 2017, he was put on waivers by the Ottawa Senators, going unclaimed and appearing in 5 games for the Binghamton Senators before he was injured for the rest of the season, tearing his right Labrum which would require season-ending hip surgery.[13]

Hammond was in good health and was fully recovered from injuries for the 2017-18 season, his last year of his contract with Ottawa. After clearing waivers, he was assigned by Ottawa following training camp to new AHL affiliate, the Belleville Senators on September 29, 2017.[14]

Colorado AvalancheEdit

Hammond was traded by the Senators in a three-way trade between the Colorado Avalanche and the Nashville Predators on November 5th, 2017.[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Hammond was born in White Rock, British Columbia. His parents are Marshall and Sandie Hammond. He grew up in Surrey.[16] He has a brother, Matt, and a sister, Christine.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OTL MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2006–07 Westside Warriors BCHL 1 0 1 0 34 4 0 7.06 .636
2006–07 Grandview Steelers PJHL 28 17 5 3 1568 60 3 2.30 .930 16 9 7 988 44 1 2.67 .921
2007–08 Surrey Eagles BCHL 32 15 14 1 1568 90 2 3.44 .898
2007–08 Vernon Vipers BCHL 9 6 3 0 538 22 1 2.45 .901 7 3 3 412 20 0 2.91 .908
2008–09 Vernon Vipers BCHL 43 27 12 1 2479 95 5 2.30 .912 17 12 5 1082 27 4 1.50 .946
2009–10 Bowling Green Falcons CCHA 19 0 12 2 837 60 0 4.30 .880
2010–11 Bowling Green Falcons CCHA 27 6 17 3 1528 68 2 2.67 .915
2011–12 Bowling Green Falcons CCHA 44 14 24 5 2615 119 2 2.73 .903
2012–13 Bowling Green Falcons CCHA 29 10 15 3 1625 67 3 2.47 .917
2013–14 Binghamton Senators AHL 48 25 19 3 2733 128 1 2.81 .910 4 1 3 265 13 0 2.95 .891
2013–14 Ottawa Senators NHL 1 0 0 0 35 0 0 0.00 1.000
2014–15 Binghamton Senators AHL 25 7 13 2 1369 80 2 3.51 .898
2014–15 Ottawa Senators NHL 24 20 1 2 1411 42 3 1.79 .941 2 0 2 122 7 0 3.44 .914
2015–16 Ottawa Senators NHL 24 7 11 4 1375 61 1 2.65 .914
2015–16 Binghamton Senators AHL 2 0 2 0 119 8 0 4.05 .864
2016–17 Ottawa Senators NHL 6 0 2 0 206 14 0 4.08 .837
2016-17 Binghamton Senators AHL 5 2 3 0 297 16 0 3.24 .884
2017-18 Belleville Senators AHL 18 8 6 2 987 55 0 3.34 .900
NHL totals 55 27 14 6 2,828 117 4 2.31 .923 2 0 2 122 7 0 3.44 .914

ReferencesEdit

  1. Andrew Hammond BCHL Statistics. British Columbia Hockey League. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved on March 25, 2018.
  2. Brennan, Don (March 5, 2015). Senators goalie Andrew Hammond led junior team to RBC Cup. Ottawa Sun. Retrieved on March 25, 2018.
  3. Goalie Hammond named team MVP at Falcons’ end of the year banquet. The BG News (2012-04-01). Retrieved on March 25, 2018.
  4. "Andrew 'The Hamburglar' Hammond: 5 things to know", CBC Sports, March 16, 2015. 
  5. News Release: Senators sign goaltender Andrew Hammond to a two-year contract. NHL.com (March 20, 2013). Retrieved on March 25, 2018.
  6. Ottawa Senators recall Andrew Hammond to back up Robin Lehner. National Hockey League (February 26, 2014). Archived from the original on February 19, 2015. Retrieved on March 25, 2018.
  7. Hammond leads Sens over Habs in first start. The Sports Network (February 18, 2015). Retrieved on March 25, 2018.
  8. Senators go Duck hunting, blank Anaheim. Ottawa Sun (February 20, 2015). Retrieved on March 25, 2018.
  9. Hammond, Subban and Malkin named stars of week. National Hockey League (March 2, 2015). Retrieved on March 25, 2018.
  10. Hammond, Hudler, Dubnyk named stars for March. NHL Public Relations (April 1, 2015). Retrieved on April 1, 2015.
  11. Hammond nominated for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Ottawa Senators (2015-04-01). Retrieved on March 25, 2018.
  12. NHL.com. "Hammond, Senators agree on three-year contract", NHL.com, May 20, 2015. Retrieved on March 25, 2018. 
  13. Twitter. "After suffering hip injury, Goalie Andrew Hammond out for season", Ottawa Citizen, February 27, 2017. Retrieved on March 25, 2018. 
  14. Twitter. "Andrew Hammond re-assigned to Belleville", Belleville Senators, September 29, 2017. Retrieved on March 25, 2018. 
  15. Colorado Avalanche. "Avalanche acquires four players and three picks in three-team trade", NHL.com, November 5, 2017. Retrieved on March 25, 2018. 
  16. 16.0 16.1 Andrew Hammond – 2011–12 Ice Hockey. Bowling Green Falcons. Retrieved on March 25, 2018.
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