The injury bug has hit the Ottawa Senators organization, and as a result former Ottawa 67’s overage goalie Philippe Trudeau will get his season extended and have an opportunity to showcase himself for work next season.
With Craig Anderson on the shelf and his replacement on the roster Nathan Lawson suffering a lower body injury on Tuesday night, the Senators had to call up Andrew Hammond from the Binghamton Senators, and he has gone with the team to Dallas for Saturday afternoon’s game.
That left the B-Sens dramatically short-handed between the pipes, because prospects Francios Brassard and Chris Driegder are both in their respective playoff series. This resulted in the call to Trudeau, who was playing in the Senators’ back yard for the 67’s after coming over in a trade earlier this season, and has signed an Amateur tryout with the Sens organization.
Trudeau saw a lot of rubber fired his way this season with the young 67’s roster. He played 63 games, and an average of 37 shots per game. He recorded a GAA of 4.03 and a SP of .900 with Ottawa this season. The 20 year old is 6’6″, and follows the trend of big goalies making waves. He went undrafted through the NHL draft.