Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Avalanche Reassign Former Viper Hammond To San Antonio:

The Colorado Avalanche have reassigned former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Hammond to the American Hockey League San Antonio Rampage.

Hammond has played the past five seasons with the Ottawa Senators/American Hockey League Binghamton Senators before being traded to the Colorado Avalanche November 5th 2017. Hammond has spent this season in the American Hockey League with the Belleville Senators & Colorado Avalanche.

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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This was posted on the Rampage website:



SAN ANTONIO (March 23, 2018) – The Colorado Avalanche announced that goaltender Andrew Hammond has been activated from the injured reserve list and has been reassigned to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL), along with goaltender Spencer Martin. In addition, the Rampage have reassigned goaltender Joe Cannata to the Colorado Eagles (ECHL).

Hammond, 30, was acquired by the Avalanche as a part of a three-team trade on Nov. 5 and has appeared in 98 career AHL contests, registering a 42-43-4 record, 3.05 goals-against average, .905 save percentage and three shutouts. He opened the 2017-18 campaign with the Belleville Senators (AHL) tallying an 8-6-2 record, 3.34 goals-against average, and .900 save percentage in 18 appearances. The fifth-year pro has also made 55 NHL appearances with Ottawa, going 27-14-6 with a 2.32 goals-against average, a .923 save percentage and four shutouts.

Martin opened the 2017-18 campaign with the Rampage, earning a 14-12-4-0 record, .895 save percentage and 3.05 goals-against average in 31 contests. He served as a backup to goaltender Semyon Varlamov during his recent five-game stint with the Avalanche.

Cannata has appeared in five games with the Rampage this season, recording a 1.84 goals-against average, .920 save percentage and one shutout. The Wakefield, Mass. native began the season with the Eagles, earning 18 wins in his 24 games played while registering a 2.12 goals-against average and ECHL-leading .933 save percentage.

San Antonio travels up Interstate 35 to take on the Texas Stars tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Season tickets for the 2018-19 campaign are available and can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at SARampage.com. The 2017-18 season is presented by H-E-B and Wells Fargo.

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