Former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Hammond has cleared waivers before the Ottawa Senators sent Hammond to the American Hockey League (AHL) Binghamton Senators.
Hammond is in his third season with the Ottawa Senators has spent the previous three seasons with the American Hockey League Binghamton Senators & NHL Ottawa Senators.
After four seasons with Bowling Green University, Hammond signed his first pro contract with the Ottawa Senators on March 20th 2013. Hammond attended the Chicago Blackhawks 2012 development camp and Ottawa Senators 2013 development camp.
Hammond made his NHL debut February 27th 2014 vs the Detroit Red Wings. Hammond was called up that night from the American Hockey League as the backup for Senators starting goaltender Robin Lehner. Hammond would replace Lehner late in the 2nd period who was pulled after giving up six goals on fifteen Detroit shots. Hammond would finish the game playing just over thirty four minutes stopping all eleven Red Wing shots in a 6-1 loss to Detroit. Hammond made his first career NHL start February 18th 2015 vs the Montreal Canadians, recorded 42 saves in a 4-2 win over the Habs for his first career NHL victory.
Hammond played parts of two years in Vernon (2007-2009) after coming over in a trade with the Surrey Eagles during the 2007-08 season. In 52 regular season games with the Vipers Hammond posted a (33-15-1) record recording 6 shutouts.
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Waiver wire: Hammond clears and sent to AHL, while Kings waive Setoguchi
By Adam Gretz Feb 12, 2017
The return of Craig Anderson to the Ottawa Senators lineup on Saturday forced the team to make a roster move involving one of their goalies.
They ended up waiving Andrew Hammond (on his 29th birthday!).
On Sunday the team announced that Hammond went unclaimed on the waiver wire and has since been assigned to the Senators’ AHL team in Binghamton.
It’s been a rough year for Hammond on the rare occasion he has been able to play, but given what he has done over the past two years it seemed reasonable to think that somebody in need of some goaltending depth would have taken a chance on him, even if he does have another year on a contract that pays him more than $1.3 million per season.
While Hammond was going unclaimed, the Los Angeles Kings made a waiver move of their own on Sunday when they waived veteran forward Devin Setoguchi.