Senators sign Andrew Hammond to $4 million, 3-year deal

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Andrew Hammond to a $4.05-million, three-year contract.

Hammond, whose spectacular late-season run got the Senators into the playoffs, will make $1.2 million next season, $1.35 million in 2016-17 and $1.5 million in 2017-18.

Nicknamed the ''Hamburglar,'' he will count $1.35 million against Ottawa's salary cap over the length of the deal.

Hammond made his first NHL start at age 27 in January, then went 20-1-2 with a 1.79 goals-against average and .941 save percentage to lead the Senators on an improbable run to the playoffs.

With Hammond signed, the Senators are expected to trade either Craig Anderson or Robin Lehner before the start of next season.

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