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Ottawa gives Hammond three year extension

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After posting a 20-1-2 record after being called up to the Ottawa Senators, Andrew Hammond was signed to a 3-year, $4.05 million, one way contract on Wednesday. The former B-Sens netminder won his first 12 career starts and didn't get a loss in his first 15. He finished the NHL season with a 1.79 GAA and a .941 save percentage.

The front office for the Ottawa Senators give a lot of the credit for the team's improbable playoff run. When Hammond was recalled, Ottawa was 14 points out of the final playoff spot.

Despite the success in the NHL, many Binghamton Senators fans are baffled that this is the same goalie that was pulled after giving up three goals in the first 36 seconds of a game against Lehigh Valley just five months ago.

In 25 games this season with Binghamton, Hammond went 7-13-0 with a 3.51 GAA and an .898 save percentage.

Ottawa now has three goalies under contract: Hammond, Craig Anderson, and former B-Sen Robin Lehner.