News: Senators Sign Anderson To Three-Year Extension

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  • Ottawa Senators: The Senators have signed Craig Anderson to a three-year contract extension worth $12.6 million, a $4.2 million salary cap hit.

    Anderson will make $4.75 million in both 2015-16 and 2016-17 and $3.1 million in 2017-18.

    In 158 career games with the Senators, Anderson has posted a 81-52-17 record with a 2.62 GAA.

The 33-year old goaltender was originally drafted by the Flames 77th overall in the 3rd round of the 1999 draft. He didn’t sign with them and re-entered the draft where he was selected 73rd overall in the 3rd round of the 2001 draft by the Blackhawks.

Anderson is entering the final year of a four year contract that paid him $12.75 million, a $3,187,500 salary cap hit.

Earlier this offseason the Senators signed 23-year old Robin Lehner to a three-year, $6.675 million contract, a $2.225 million salary cap hit.

The Senators now have $47,757,500 in salary, $45,356,667 in cap payroll committed to 16 players.

4 Comments

  1. scott

    August 25, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    maybe it’s just me and that I don’t follow ottawa very closely but after last year I thought ottawa was ready to move on from anderson and give lehner the chance he deserves? The reaction of the fans that I saw seemed like they wanted him out. Am I wrong? If not than this seems like a ridiculous signing to me since he could be in decline and now he blocks lehner. They could have just let him walk.

  2. Ethan

    August 25, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Yeah I agree with you there. I have no idea what Ottawa is doing but Anderson was awful last year….

  3. Matt

    August 25, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Ottawa has not really been moving away from Anderson, there is a small but vocal group that want him gone from ottawa but with the signing ottawa has two goalies locked up for three years that like working together and that respect eachother. It’s been mentioned in media stories that they both wanted to see the oter extended.
    Lehner can learn a lot from Andy over the next few years as he is a great mentor to him. As well with the salary structure ottawa has Andy signed for 4 years total including this upcoming season. This would mean years 3 and 4 if Lehner has clearly emerged as the #1 that he is expected to be, Andy could be traded.
    Overal a fair deal for both sides I think

  4. I_am_I

    August 26, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Also Ottawa doesn’t have any goalie prospects coming up in the near future so they are sort of stuck with Anderson. That sounded more negative than I intended… he’s a pretty average goalie that puts up the occasional great season. He’s on the wrong side of 30 so he is in that goalie declining age group, I expect him to be the backup in the last couple years of this contract.