Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, April 17, 2008. Traded to Minnesota by Philadelphia for Minnesota's 3rd round choice (later traded to Dallas, later traded to Pittsburgh Pittsburgh selected Jake Guentzel) in 2013 Entry Draft, June 27, 2011. Traded to NY Rangers by Minnesota with Nick Palmieri for Mke Rupp, February 4, 2013.
It's something that you don't really envision starting this way, but when you put the work in you don't feel like it's unwarranted. You definitely don't envision it unfolding this way, but you do think you can be successful at this level.
— Senators goalie Andrew Hammond, who defeated the Jets on Wednesday to improve to 6-0-1 since making his first NHL start on Feb. 18