Thursday, October 9, 2014
Senators Re-Assign Vernon Viper Alumni Hammond To AHL:
Vipers goaltender Andrew Hammond to the American Hockey League (AHL) Binghamton Senators.
Hammond attended the Ottawa Senators development camp in July before being released from the Sens Training camp.
After four seasons with Bowling Green University Hammond signed his first pro contract with the Ottawa Senators on March 20th 2013. Hammond played last year as a rookie with the American Hockey League (AHL) Binghamton Senators. In 48 games with Binghamton Hammond went 25-19-3 with one shutout and a 2.81 GAA.
Hammond was called up to the Ottawa Senators on February 27th 2014 vs the Detroit Red Wings. Hammond was the backup for Senators starting goaltender Robin Lehner that night but made his NHL debut after Lehner was pulled late in the 2nd period 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 attended the Chicago Blackhawks 2012 development camp and attended the Ottawa Senators 2013 development camp playing in a few exhibition games with the Senators last season. (no stats)
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.
Andrew Hammond's Player Profile:
This is posted on the Senators website:
New Release: Senators reduce 2014-15 training camp roster by 21 players
OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today they have reduced their training camp roster by 21 players, re-assigning 20 players to the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators and releasing one player from his professional tryout.
Those being re-assigned to the B-Sens include goaltenders Chris Driedger and Andrew Hammond; defencemen Guillaume Lepine, Daniel New, Troy Rutkowski, Michael Sdao and Chris Wideman; forwards Carter Camper, Jakub Culek, Ryan Dzingel, Derek Grant, Alex Guptill, Danny Hobbs, Darren Kramer, Max McCormick, Brad Mills, Shane Prince, Cole Schneider, Garrett Thompson and Brandon Wong.
Forward Nick Palmeri has been released from his professional tryout.
The Senators training camp roster is now comprised of 33 players: Three goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 18 forwards.