Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond deflects a shot from the San Jose Sharks during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday

White Rock’s Andrew Hammond named NHL’s First Star of the Week

Hammond has led the Ottawa Senators to five straight wins and has allowed just two goals in his last three games, with two straight shutouts

White Rock’s Andrew Hammond has been named the NHL’s First Star of the Week, after leading the Ottawa Senators to a 3-0-0 record and allowing just two goals in 180 minutes against Anaheim, Los Angeles, and San Jose.

Hammond posted two shutouts to start his week – 3-0 over Anaheim, 1-0 over L.A. – and then finished with a 4-2 win over the Sharks on Saturday.

Hammond, 27, is now a perfect 5-0-0 this season with Ottawa and his statistics are stellar – he carries a 1.18 goals-against average and a .959 save percentage into his sixth appearance.

Also read: ‘Canucks trade for Cory Conacher, Sven Baertschi ahead of NHL’s Trade Deadline‘ by Kolby Solinsky (March 2, 2015)

The rookie got his first-ever NHL start on February 18, filling in for injured goaltenders Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner. Anderson has since been activated off Ottawa’s injured reserve, so it will be interesting to see how the Senators balance the duo’s ice time, now that Hammond has the team just seven points out of a playoff spot.

Hammond will start tomorrow night’s game against the Minnesota Wild, Senators coach Dave Cameron said Sunday.

“You have to have two goalies over a long NHL season,” Cameron told the Ottawa Sun‘s Don Brennan. “We’ll judge Hammy’s play in Minnesota… and the fact that it’s a back-to-back, it’ll probably be a little easier to make that decision.”

Hammond grew up in B.C.’s Semiahmoo Peninsula, attending White Rock’s Earl Marriott Secondary. He played his BCHL hockey with his hometown Surrey Eagles and the Vernon Vipers, winning an RBC Cup national championship in 2008, and then played in the NCAA with Bowling Green University.

VIDEO: Andrew Hammond gets first NHL shutout, Senators beat Ducks

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey RCMP say $14K in stolen phones recovered following investigation

Police say phones reportedly being sold on Facebook Marketplace

Semiahmoo First Nation declares local state of emergency

Parking lots, beach access on SFN lands closed due to COVID-19

Young Muslims offer helping hand to isolated residents throughout Lower Mainland

Neighbourhood Helper campaign aims to get help to people who can’t leave their homes

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

APRIL 9: Virtual mental-health supports announced, feds clarify lump-sum payments

South Surrey man aims to ease stress of pandemic with free online yoga

Patrick Aubert says his one-hour classes are about rest, recovery

B.C. unveils $5M for mental health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic

Will include virtual clinics and resources for British Columbians, including front-line workers

B.C. First Nations Health Authority launches virtual doctor program

Program to provide primary health care through COVID-19 pandemic

UPDATE: Canadians awake to extra COVID-19 emergency benefit money, feds clarify changes

The CRA and federal officials are working to clarify the confusion around payments

VIDEO: B.C. singer creates frontline workers tribute song

Cambree Lovesy’s song saluting those battling COVID-19 draws interest online

Statistics Canada report looks at COVID-19’s impact on violence in the family

Police across Canada reported almost 100,000 cases of intimate partner violence in 2018

132,000 B.C. jobs lost just the start of COVID-19 impact, finance minister says

Finance Minister Carole James says ‘this isn’t the entire picture’

B.C. asking companies to contribute through online COVID-19 supply hub

New platform to co-ordinate, source, expedite supplies and equipment to support front-line workers

Controls can keep Canadian COVID-19 deaths under 22,000, health agency says

With poor containment measures, the death toll could be much, much higher, the agency says

Most Read