While playing for the Ottawa Senators, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle of great players. With the likes of Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson, and Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson, it's hard to get a little recognition. Enter Craig Anderson.
Anderson came to Ottawa in a deal with the Colorado Avalanche in hopes that he would help solidify a position that had been a weak point for the Senators for some time. He played well last season, tallying a 33-22-6 record while having a 2.83 GAA and a respectable .914 SV%. This season however something has clicked in Anderson's head so far. Anderson has been lights out this season shutting the door on opposing offenses with a 1.12 GAA and a .964 GAA.
Anderson may have lost some close ones so far this season, but he's kept some very potent offenses from scoring. Keeping his team in it every game.
In short Anderson has found a way to carry this Senators team on his back so far this season, and is looking at being a Vezina candidate should he keep it up.
So far Anderson is following in the footsteps of other dominating seasons and performances by fellow American goalies Tim Thomas, and Jonathan Quick, and could be looking at a possible nod at being a number 1 at the Olympic Games in Sochi next winter.
I guess it's about time to add another name to Ottawa's premier players.