Central Division rival swings trade, sending a goaltender to an Eastern Conference team

Published February 12, 2022 at 11:10

With the NHL's trade deadline fast approaching, teams are going to begin making moves that will set the stage for some bigger moves. On Saturday morning, the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild got the ball rolling early.

The Canadiens have acquired goaltender Andrew Hammond from the Wild in exchange for minor league player Brandon Baddock. While Baddock has played just one NHL game in his career, Hammond has appeared in 56 NHL games, most notably with the Ottawa Senators in 2014-15.

Hammond made waves that season, posting a 20-1-2 record to go along with a RIDICULOUS .941 save percentage and a 1.79 GAA. The Hamburglar was born that season.

His career numbers have dipped a bit since, now sitting at 27-15-6, but his career GAA and SV% are still strong at 2.31 and .923, respectively.

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