In a story first reported by me via Twitter on Sunday night, Bowling Green senior goalie Andrew Hammond has signed a contract with the Ottawa Senators. His private goalie coach, Pasco Valana, posted this picture of Hammond signing the contract today.
Hammond's record was never particularly shiny, playing for a Bowling Green team that finished in the bottom half of the CCHA all four years he was there, but he put up pretty respectable stats his final three years, including a 2.47 GAA and .917 save percentage this year, and developed a reputation in the league as a solid goaltender that gave his team the opportunity to steal a game on any given night. Last year, he led his team, which finished the regular season in last place in the league, to two upset playoff series victories and the school's first trip to Joe Louis Arena for the CCHA tournament semifinals in many years.
Hammond will more than likely start at the AHL-level, but adds some nice depth to the Sens goaltending prospect pool.