Breaking News - Habs acquire a goalie

Published February 12, 2022 at 11:21

Goaltending this season has not been the stable position for the Canadiens, that it once was. With it now being clear that Cayden Primeau requires more seasoning in the minors, today the Habs turned to the trade market to help stabilize their goaltending situation.

Today the Canadiens have acquired veteran goaltender Andrew "The Hamburgler" Hammond in exchange for Brandon Baddock.

Baddock had spent the last 2 seasons with the Laval Rockets, only ever getting into 1 NHL game. The new 26-year-old is likely to report to the Iowa Wild.

Now back to Hammond. Hammond hasn't seen time in an NHL crease since 2017-2018, when he suited up for the Avalanche for a single game. But over his NHL career Hammond has some surprisingly strong numbers, with a career record of 27-15-6, but 20 of those 27 victories came in 2015 for the Ottawa Senators.

The 34-year-old Hammond has appeared in 11 games this season for the Iowa Wild, posting a 6-2-3 record with a save percentage of .908 and goals against average of 2.44

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