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Craig Anderson

34-Year-Old Goalie – Ottawa Senators

2015-16 NHL Stats

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31

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23

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4

GAA

2.78

SV%

.916

2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Anderson finds himself in an odd position entering this season. He's coming off a year -- injury-shortened though it may have been -- in which he put up a shiny .923 save percentage, and as such, is set to be Ottawa's starting netminder once more this season. However, after ...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 184   DOB: 5/21/1981   BORN: Park Ridge, Illinois   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #73 Overall in 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Craig Anderson Contract Information:

Signed a three-year extension with Ottawa in August of 2014. The deal averages $4.2 million per year beginning in 2015-16.

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Anderson finished the 2015-16 year with a 31-23-5 record to go along with a 2.78 GAA and .916 save percentage in 60 appearances.

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Craig Anderson NHL Stats
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  Goalie Stats
Season Age League Team GP W L OTL SO GAA GA SA SV SV%
2005-06 24 30 6 12 4 1 3.32 86 757 671 .886
2006-07 25 5 1 1 1 0 2.22 8 116 108 .931
2007-08 26 17 7 6 1 2 2.25 35 535 500 .935
2008-09 27 31 15 7 5 3 2.71 74 977 903 .924
2009-10 28 71 38 25 7 7 2.64 186 2233 2047 .917
2010-11 29 NHL COL 33 13 15 3 0 3.28 99 957 858 .897
2010-11 29 NHL OTT 18 11 5 1 2 2.05 36 589 553 .939
2011-12 30 NHL OTT 63 33 22 6 3 2.84 165 1917 1752 .914
2012-13 31 NHL OTT 24 12 9 2 3 1.69 40 677 637 .941
2013-14 32 NHL OTT 53 25 16 8 4 3.00 150 1680 1530 .911
2014-15 33 NHL OTT 35 14 13 8 3 2.49 87 1134 1047 .923
2015-16 34 NHL OTT 60 31 23 5 4 2.78 161 1915 1754 .916
2015-16 Proj 34 NHL OTT 42 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Craig Anderson

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Craig Anderson – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Goalie
  1. Craig Anderson
  2. Andrew Hammond
Ottawa Senators

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

57:57

Average Time On Ice

On average, Craig Anderson was on the ice for 57:57.

Year Ice Time
2013-14 56:36
2014-15 59:47
2015-16 57:57

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Craig Anderson
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Date Opp W L OTL GAA GA SA SV SV%
Apr 9 @BOS Did Not Play
Apr 7 FLA 1 0 0 1.00 1 34 33 .971
Apr 5 PIT Did Not Play
Apr 2 @PHI Did Not Play
Mar 31 @MIN 1 0 0 2.00 2 25 23 .920
Mar 30 @WPG Did Not Play
Mar 26 ANA 0 0 1 3.87 4 39 35 .897
Mar 23 @NYI Did Not Play
Mar 22 WAS 0 1 0 3.10 3 21 18 .857
Mar 19 MON Did Not Play
Mar 18 @BUF 0 1 0 3.05 3 34 31 .912
Mar 15 MIN 1 0 0 1.94 2 25 23 .920
Mar 12 TOR 1 0 0 0.00 0 29 29 1.000
Mar 10 @FLA 0 1 0 6.00 6 31 25 .806
Mar 8 @CAR Did Not Play
Mar 6 DAL Did Not Play
Mar 5 @TOR Did Not Play
Mar 3 TAM Did Not Play
Mar 1 STL 0 0 0 5.45 3 31 28 .903
Feb 27 @CGY 1 0 0 4.00 4 38 34 .895
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Feb 25 @VAN 0 1 0 4.14 4 35 31 .886
Feb 23 @EDM 1 0 0 1.02 1 32 31 .969
Feb 20 DET 1 0 0 1.85 2 31 29 .935
Feb 18 CAR 1 0 0 2.03 2 32 30 .938
Feb 16 BUF 1 0 0 0.94 1 39 38 .974
Feb 13 @CLM 0 1 0 3.10 3 39 36 .923
Feb 11 COL Did Not Play
Feb 10 @DET 0 1 0 2.11 2 28 26 .929
Feb 8 TAM 1 0 0 1.00 1 32 31 .969
Feb 6 TOR 1 0 0 1.02 1 27 26 .963
Feb 4 EDM 0 1 0 16.36 3 10 7 .700
Feb 2 @PIT 0 1 0 6.21 6 44 38 .864
Jan 26 BUF 0 1 0 3.16 3 22 19 .864
Jan 24 NYR 1 0 0 0.00 0 35 35 1.000
Jan 22 NYI Did Not Play
Jan 21 @NJD 0 1 0 18.46 4 7 3 .429
Jan 18 @SAN 1 0 0 2.77 3 35 32 .914
Jan 16 @LOS 1 0 0 3.00 3 33 30 .909
Jan 13 @ANA 0 1 0 4.07 4 38 34 .895
Jan 10 @WAS Did Not Play
Jan 9 BOS 1 0 0 0.94 1 34 33 .971
Jan 7 FLA 0 1 0 3.16 3 16 13 .813
Jan 4 @STL Did Not Play
Jan 3 @CHI 0 1 0 2.07 2 29 27 .931
Dec 30 NJD Did Not Play
Dec 29 @BOS 0 1 0 7.00 7 37 30 .811
Dec 27 BOS 1 0 0 1.00 1 39 38 .974
Dec 22 @FLA 0 0 1 0.92 1 40 39 .975
Dec 20 @TAM Did Not Play
Dec 18 SAN 1 0 0 2.00 2 33 31 .939
Dec 16 @WAS Did Not Play
Dec 14 LOS 1 0 0 3.05 3 36 33 .917
Dec 12 @MON 0 1 0 6.92 3 31 28 .903
Dec 10 @TAM 0 1 0 3.16 3 29 26 .897
Dec 8 @FLA 1 0 0 2.00 2 27 25 .926
Dec 6 @NYR 0 1 0 3.05 3 30 27 .900
Dec 5 NYI 1 0 0 1.97 2 31 29 .935
Dec 3 CHI 1 0 0 3.00 3 38 35 .921
Dec 1 PHI 0 1 0 3.10 3 32 29 .906
Nov 28 @ARI 0 1 0 4.14 4 19 15 .789
Nov 25 @COL 1 0 0 3.00 3 43 40 .930
Nov 24 @DAL 1 0 0 4.00 4 37 33 .892
Nov 21 PHI 1 0 0 0.00 0 36 36 1.000
Nov 19 CLM 1 0 0 0.00 0 25 25 1.000
Nov 16 DET 0 0 1 3.87 4 37 33 .892
Nov 14 NYR 0 0 1 0.92 1 34 33 .971
Nov 12 VAN Did Not Play
Nov 10 @NAS 0 1 0 7.37 7 38 31 .816
Nov 7 @CAR Did Not Play
Nov 5 WPG 1 0 0 1.85 2 40 38 .950
Nov 3 @MON 1 0 0 1.00 1 37 36 .973
Oct 31 DET 0 1 0 5.08 5 28 23 .821
Oct 30 @DET Did Not Play
Oct 28 CGY 1 0 0 3.75 4 38 34 .895
Oct 24 ARI 0 1 0 3.05 3 25 22 .880
Oct 22 NJD Did Not Play
Oct 17 NAS 0 0 1 2.77 3 25 22 .880
Oct 15 @PIT 0 1 0 2.07 2 36 34 .944
Oct 14 @CLM 1 0 0 3.05 3 41 38 .927
Oct 11 MON Did Not Play
Oct 10 @TOR 1 0 0 3.69 4 41 37 .902
Oct 8 @BUF 1 0 0 1.00 1 27 26 .963

Craig Anderson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Anderson stopped 33 of 34 shots en route to a 3-1 win over the Panthers on Thursday.

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Anderson will guard the cage Thursday as the Senators host the Panthers.

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Anderson stopped the streaking Wild on Thursday, allowing only two goals on 25 shots in a 3-2 win.

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Anderson is slated to start Thursday's game against the Wild, Brent Wallace of TSN reports.

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Anderson allowed four goals on 39 shots in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Anaheim.

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Anderson will tend twine at home Saturday night against the Ducks.

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Anderson was the first netminder off the ice at morning skate Saturday, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports, making him likely to start against the Ducks later in the evening.

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Anderson was beat three times on 21 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Washington.

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Anderson will start Tuesday's home game against the Capitals.

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Anderson let in three goals on 34 shots in a 3-1 loss to Buffalo on Friday.

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Anderson will be in the crease in Friday's road game against the Sabres, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

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Anderson stopped 23 of 25 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime victory over Minnesota.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015-16

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2014-15

After having the best statistical season of his career in 2013 despite some injuries, Anderson was largely a disappointment last season, finishing with a 25-16-8 record, a .911 save percentage, and a 3.00 GAA. The huge goals-against number is a good sign that not all of the regression in his statistics was his fault, as the Sens’ defense struggled to keep opponents under control all year. Anderson will likely enter 2014-15 as the starter once again, but backup Robin Lehner just signed a new three-year deal, and the team has shown a willingness to give Lehner an opportunity when Anderson is struggling. If the blue line can make some improvements of their own, it's certainly possible that Anderson could rediscover his 2013 form and reemerge as an elite fantasy goaltender once again.

2013-14

Anderson missed about a month-and-a-half of the shortened season in 2013, and it very well may have cost him the Vezina Trophy. He finished the regular season leading the NHL with a 1.69 GAA and a save percentage of .941. Despite those sparkling numbers, Anderson's record was just 12-9-2, which can be attributed to a mostly innocuous Senators offense that ranked 27th in the league at 2.33 goals-per-game. If the stars align, Anderson should get more offensive support in 2013-14. Robin Lehner, Ottawa's backup, played well last season, but has yet to be tested as a full-time backup through an 82-game NHL schedule. Since Anderson should get the majority of the starts between the pipes for the Sens, don't be surprised if Anderson is the first goalie off the board on draft day.

2012-13

The years of the goalie carousel in Ottawa finally ended in 2011-12 as Anderson established himself as a solid number one in Canada’s capital. While his numbers weren’t elite, his calm demeanor and on-ice leadership helped provide confidence to a very young team in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Sens. The only drawbacks to Anderson’s game is the fact that he sometimes tries to do too much when handling the puck, which can get him into trouble. That being said, he’s the best number one goalie Ottawa’s had since Patrick Lalime of the early 2000s. If Ottawa can continue its upward trajectory then look for Anderson to get at least 35 wins with a solid save percentage. Ottawa’s up-tempo attacking system does allow for more odd-man rushes than other team’s systems, so don’t expect a gaudy goals-against average.

2011-12

Anderson enters the 2011-12 season as Ottawa's clear-cut No. 1 netminder, something that hasn't been seen in quite some time in Canada's capital. Anderson, acquired from Colorado in the later stages of the 2010-11 season for Brian Elliott, gave Senators fans a reason for hope. Appearing in 18 games for Ottawa, he went 11-5-0-1 with a 2.05 GAA and a .939 save percentage, numbers he'll be hard pressed to repeat for a rebuilding Senators squad in 2011-12. While the wins may not be there this year, Anderson should have a respectable GAA and save percentage. Just don't count on him carrying your fantasy squad's goalie categories, especially for a young Senators team that will likely have two rookies (Jared Cowen and David Rundblad) suiting up on the blue line.

2010-11

Last season, Anderson went from unproven NHL starter to franchise savior in a very short period of time. Anderson had just posted a 15-7-5 record and .924 save percentage in a backup role with the Florida Panthers in 2008-09 when the Avs signed him to replace Peter Budaj as their No. 1 netminder. Expectations were pretty low for the team at the start of 2009-10, but those were quickly dispelled as Anderson started 14 straight games for the Avs in October, posting a 10-2-2 record. He wobbled from time to time in the coming months, possibly due to overuse by coach Joe Sacco, but Anderson nevertheless finished the season in fine form, with a 38-25-7 record, 2.64 GAA and .917 SV%, and helped the Avs take the Sharks to Game 6 of their first-round playoff matchup. This season, Anderson will return as the Avs' main man between the pipes. Provided the guys in front of him do their share by scoring goals and playing solid defense, Anderson has more than enough talent to produce the kind of numbers he did last year.

2009-10

After signing a two-year deal with the Avs in July, Anderson will get every opportunity to wrestle the title of No. 1 goaltender away from Peter Budaj this season. Anderson played very well as backup to Tomas Vokoun on an inconsistent Florida club in 2008-09, posting a 15-7-5 record with a .924 save percentage, and getting the Panthers to within sniffing distance of the playoffs. He's emerging as a quality NHL starting goalie, but he's not an elite fantasy goalie by any stretch - not yet, anyway. He'd be a good No. 2 goalie on most fantasy rosters - someone you can get the odd start out of in case your No. 1 guy goes down.

2008-09

Anderson raised eyebrows with a sparkling .935 save percentage in 17 games last season, which — if nothing else — cemented his spot as a dependable back-up with Florida. But he is still behind Tomas Vokoun on the depth chart, and thus can't be counted on for much more than a few spot starts.

2007-08

Anderson did well enough in his five games with the big club last season to essentially be handed the backup job this season. Since he'll play behind Tomas Vokoun, don't expect Anderson to get many starts or put up serviceable fantasy numbers barring an injury.

2006-07

Anderson will settle in as the No. 3 goalie on the Panthers' depth chart and will probably split time in AHL Rochester with a goalie under contract with the Buffalo Sabres. Entering his fifth professional season, Anderson has yet to prove he's capable of a backup job in the NHL.

2005-06

Coming into the 04-05 season Anderson was battling for the number two spot behind Nikolai Khabibulin. If Khabibulin ever misses any time, Anderson could grab a share of playing time. He played well with Norfolk last season before a hip injury kept him out of the lineup for most of the season.