Ottawa, ON, Canada (4E Sports) – The Ottawa Senators are trying to keep the Anderson-Lehner tandem at the goalkeeper position after inking Craig Anderson to a three-year, $12.6 million extension.
The Senators signed Robin Lehner to a three-year, $6.675 million contract a few weeks ago.
Senators assistant GM Pierre Dorion said the decision was easy for the team.
“We felt signing Craig, we probably have one of the best tandems in the League,” he added.
“Having two guys that can always win games for us was something important. Both guys push each other,” he also stated.
Anderson believes that helping Lehner improve makes him a better goalkeeper as well.
“By him being a better goalie, it’s going to help me become a better goalie and we’re going to become a better team because of it,” he stated.
Anderson also added, “I think it’s going to be good for the team when we’re both playing well, to push each other to continue to give the team two good options.”
The tandem started every game last season, Anderson had 52 starts and Lehner posted 30.
Anderson led the Sens in goals-against average (3.00 to 3.06) and Lehner in save percentage (.913 to .911).