The Washington Capitals have signed goaltender Craig Anderson to a one year, $700,000 contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced recently. Anderson will be assigned to the Capitals’ Taxi Squad.
Anderson, 39, posted an 11-17-2 record, with a 3.25 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage in 34 games with the Ottawa Senators last season. Anderson is the Senators all-time leader for goaltenders in games (435), starts (422), wins (202) and save percentage (.914) and is second in shutouts (28).
The 6’2″, 186-pound goaltender ranks ninth among active goaltenders with 289 career wins, while his .913 save percentage is tied for 14th among goaltenders with at least 400 games played. In 648 career games, the Park Ridge, Ill., native has a record of 289-251-2-67 with 42 shutouts, a 2.84 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage with the Senators, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers and Chicago Blackhawks.
A recipient of the Bill Masterton Trophy as the player who best exemplifies qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication in 2017, Anderson is 23-22 in 46 career playoff games with four shutouts, a 2.35 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage.
Anderson was selected with a third round pick (73rd overall) by Chicago in the 2001 NHL Draft.
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