Both teams make CLASSY gesture and show RESPECT to goaltender in his final NHL game

Published April 14, 2023 at 10:09

The National Hockey League (NHL) is currently witnessing the end of an era, as several players who have been fan favorites for many years are now starting to retire. This has led to a significant shift in the dynamics of the league, with previously dominant teams struggling to make it to the playoffs.

One such player who has been a mainstay in the NHL for a long time is Craig Anderson. Anderson has been around for what seems like forever and is widely recognized as one of the best goaltenders in the league during his prime.

Interestingly, Anderson was drafted twice, first by the Calgary Flames in 1999, and then by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2001, after failing to come to terms on a contract with the Flames.

Anderson made his professional debut in the 2002-03 season, and over the course of his 20-year career, he played for eight different teams, amassing a total of 709 NHL games. His longevity and consistency are a testament to his skill and dedication to the sport.

The Ottawa Senators were fortunate enough to have Anderson as their backbone for many years. He played an integral role in their success and was instrumental in taking them to the playoffs. It was fitting that Anderson's final game was against the Senators, the team that he had represented for over a decade.

After the game, both the Senators and the opposing team took the opportunity to congratulate Anderson on his incredible career. His presence in the league will be missed, and his legacy will undoubtedly inspire future generations of NHL players.

April 14   |   73 answers
Both teams make CLASSY gesture and show RESPECT to goaltender in his final NHL game

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