Andrew Hammond recalled by Colorado Avalanche

Former Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond is joining the Minnesota Wild. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

The Colorado Avalanche have recalled goaltender Andrew Hammond from the American Hockey League.

Hammond was acquired by Colorado in the Matt Duchene trade, but has remained with the Ottawa Senators‘ AHL affiliate in Belleville.

“The Hamburglar” is best known for a terrific stretch of play at the end of the 2014-15 season, in which he led the Senators to the playoffs with a 20-1-2 record, a 1.79 goals-against average, and a 9.41 save percentage. He even earned one third-place Vezina Trophy vote for his efforts that year.

Injuries and a lack of opportunity in the Ottawa crease have hampered the 29-year-old’s development since.

He has a 2.73 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in 10 games with Belleville this season.

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