Senators extend Craig Anderson with multi-year deal

Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators takes a break during the game against the New York Islanders...

Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators takes a break during the game against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 8, 2014. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images/AFP)

CHRIS HOFLEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:31 PM ET

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Craig Anderson to a three-year contract extension that will keep him with the club through the 2017-2018 season.

The team made the news official Monday, with Anderson getting a contract with an average annual value of $4.2 million. The deal will pay the 33-year-old native of Park Ridge, Ill. $4.75 million in the first two years of the deal and $3.1 million the final year.

The move was expected and keeps a veteran presence in goal on a young team that just saw its captain leave town for the second time in two years. Anderson will be pushed for playing time by Robin Lehner, who is headed into the first year of his own three-year deal.


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