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Craig Anderson
NUMBER: 41 BIRTHDATE: May 21, 1981  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Park Ridge, IL, United States
WEIGHT: 184 DRAFTED: CHI / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 3rd   (73rd overall)
A pending UFA at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, he is in the midst of the first of a three-year contract extension he signed with Ottawa on 8/25/14. 2014-15: Made 28 saves to earn a victory on Oct. 16 vs. Colorado (5-3 win), ensuring him of at least one career win against each NHL club ... Was named the NHL s Second Star of the Week on Nov. 10 after earning a record of 2-0-1, one shutout, a 0.65 goals-against average and a .981 save percentage over three consecutive starts from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8. ... Sustained a right hand injury on Jan. 21 vs. Toronto (4-3 win) which caused him to miss a total of 19 regular-season games. 2014-15 Season highs: Shots: 46 (2x) last: March 8 vs Calgary (5-4 SO win); Saves: 43 (2x) last: Nov. 28 at Florida (3-2 loss) Career game highs: Shots: 53 (2x) last: 1/14/06 vs N.Y. Islanders (with Florida); Saves: 53, 1/14/06 vs N.Y. Islanders (with Florida)
OHL First All-Star Team (2001) Claimed on waivers by Boston from Chicago, January 19, 2006. Claimed on waivers by St. Louis from Boston, January 31, 2006. Claimed on waivers by Chicago from St. Louis, February 3, 2006. Traded to Florida by Chicago for Florida's 6th round choice (later traded to Tampa Bay - Tampa Bay selected Luke Witkowski) in 2008 Entry Draft, June 24, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2009. Traded to Ottawa by Colorado for Brian Elliott, February 18, 2011.
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You could feel it. You could feel that they were going after each other and trying to win the game for their team.

— Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom on Game 2 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinals, in which Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and Penguins forward Sidney Crosby each scored hat tricks
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