Minnesota Wild re-sign goalie Andrew Hammond to one-year, two-way deal

General Manager Bill Guerin continues to get his big club and minor league team houses situated as he tries to sign Kirill Kaprizov.

Yesterday, the Minnesota Wild re-signed goaltender Andrew Hammond to a one-year, two-way contract ($750,000, $200,000) on Monday.

Wild sign Andrew Hammond

Hammond, 33, did not appear in a game last season after being assigned to the Wild’s taxi squad on Jan. 13. He went 16-12-3 with a 2.53 goals-against average, .908 save percentage and four shutouts in 33 games for the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League.

The Surrey, B.C. native has spent parts of five NHL season with Ottawa and Colorado, posting a 27-15-6 record with a 2.31 GAA, .923 save percentage and four shutouts in 56 career games.

He signed with Ottawa as a free agent on March 20, 2013, and made his NHL debut on Feb. 27, 2014 vs. Detroit. Hammond went 14-0-1 with a 1.58 GAA, a .949 SV% and two shutouts in his first 15 NHL starts with Ottawa (Feb. 18, 2015 – March 23, 2015) and became the second goaltender in NHL history to allow two goals or less in his first 12 starts (Frank Brimsek, 1938-39). He also became the first goaltender to earn at least one point in each of his first 15 NHL starts (14-0-1) since Patrick Lalime (1996-97). Hammond finished the 2014-15 season with a 20-1-2 record and a 1.79 GAA, a .942 SV% and four shutouts in 24 games (23 starts) and was named a finalist for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

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