Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Sabres Assign Vernon Vipers Alumni Hammond To Rochester:

The Buffalo Sabres have assigned former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Hammond to the American Hockey League Rochester Americans.

The Sabres recalled Hammond from the American Hockey League February 9th 2020.

Hammond is in his first season with the Americans/Sabres. Hammond was a free agent signed with the Buffalo Sabres July 1st 2019 was reassigned to the Americans September 22nd 2019. In 28 games this season, Hammond is 13-11-2 with a 2.59 GAA

Hammond made his Sabres preseason debut September 17th 2019 in a 4-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hammond replaced Sabres starting goaltender Linus Ullmark halfway through the 2nd period, allowed two goals on fifteen shots.

Hammond played last year with the American Hockey League Iowa Wild. In 33 games last season Hammond went 19-14-0 with three shutouts and a 2.81 GAA Hammond & the Wild clinched a playoff spot for the first time in franchise history.

The Minnesota Wild signed Hammond July 1st 2018, reassigned Hammond to the Iowa Wild October 1st 2018. Hammond played the past five seasons with the Ottawa Senators/American Hockey League Binghamton Senators before being traded to the Colorado Avalanche November 5th 2017. 

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 is the only goaltender in NHL history to earn 21 wins in his first 27 games.

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 Sabres website:

Sabres assign Hammond to Amerks

Hammond served as backup goaltender during yesterday's game

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com

 February 10, 2020

The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has assigned goaltender Andrew Hammond to the Rochester Americans (AHL).

The Sabres recalled Hammond before yesterday's game against the Anaheim Ducks, where he served as the backup to Jonas Johansson. Goaltender Carter Hutton was not available due to family circumstances, and Linus Ullmark is out with a lower-body injury.

Hammond, 31, is 13-10-2 with a .904 save percentage in 27 games with Rochester this season. He's played 56 NHL games in his career, posting a record of 27-15-6 with a .923 save percentage. 

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