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Craig Anderson
NUMBER: 41 BIRTHDATE: May 21, 1981  (AGE 33)
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 signed a three-year contract extension with Ottawa on Aug. 25. 2013-14: Earned the 25th shutout victory (34 saves) of his NHL career on Jan. 21 at Washington (2-0 win) ... Moved into sole possession of second place among all-time Senators goalies with his 73rd win for the club on Jan. 28 at Columbus (3-2 win) ... Earned the victory in goal (29 saves) as Ottawa defeated Vancouver 4-2 in the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic on March 2 at BC Place ... Moved into sole possession of third place among all-time Ottawa netminders with his 12th shutout victory on April 12 vs. Toronto (1-0 win). 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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It was a big dream. [Messi] is probably the best athlete out there, so it's a big honor, for [Kuznetzov] as well. It's maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the best player in soccer right now. I'm a big Barcelona fan and Messi fan, so it's huge. You can take [Michael] Jordan, [Mark] Messier, [Wayne] Gretzky, those kinds of [people]. It's an honor to meet. It's nice to be in that position.

— Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin told told Monumental Network after meeting soccer star Lionel Messi prior to Argentina's practice at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Friday