Turn of events for former Habs goalie Andrew Hammond

Published September 14, 2022 at 4:31 PM

Montreal Canadiens fans are familiar with goaltender Andrew Hammond and his great story, as he came in to help out the organization when all the goaltenders were going down.

Last season, when the CH was really in trouble, Hammond played in four big games for Montreal. He maintained a 3-0-0 record, a 2.40 GAA and a .920 SV%.

To give him a chance to stay in the NHL longer term, Kent Hughes traded him to the New Jersey Devils for Nate Schnarr, but it didn't work out as planned.

Still, his short stint in a Tricolore uniform was an impressive one, and we want to see him succeed.

In an attempt to continue to beat the odds and continue his NHL career, the 34-year-old goaltender accepted a professional tryout with the Florida Panthers a few weeks ago.

He was supposed to report to camp in the next few days to beat the odds and earn another NHL contract, but in the end, it won't happen.


According to information from journalist George Richards, Hammond has finally decided to accept a contract with Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL).

He will not be attending the Florida Panthers camp after all. Probably he learned that his chances were low, and he preferred to secure his future immediately.

Either way, we really wish him and his family the best of luck. He deserves it, he's a hard worker.

More details to come!

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Turn of events for former Habs goalie Andrew Hammond

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