The Colorado Avalanche have recalled former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Hammond from 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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RAMPAGE GOALTENDER ANDREW HAMMOND RECALLED BY COLORADO AVALANCHE
SAN ANTONIO (March 28, 2018) – The Colorado Avalanche today announced that goaltender Andrew Hammond has been recalled from the San Antonio Rampage.
Hammond, 30, was acquired by the Avalanche as a part of a three-team trade on Nov. 5 and has appeared in 99 career AHL contests, registering a 43-43-4 record, 3.11 goals-against average, .903 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.