Former New Jersey Devils Goalie Heading Overseas

Andrew Hammond may have signed a professional tryout contract with the Florida Panthers earlier this offseason, but now he will not be attending their training camp. Instead, the Hamburglar has signed a one-year contract with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL.

Before last season, Hammond did not make a regular-season appearance at the NHL level since the 2017-18 campaign with the Colorado Avalanche. He played spectacularly during his six-game stint as a Montreal Canadien, as his 3-3-0 record and .920 SV% show effectively. Yet, once he was dealt to the New Jersey Devils, he struggled, as he had a 1-5-1 record and .860 SV%. Unfortunately, that is likely why he couldn't find an NHL contract for 2022-23.

Yet, it's not the end of the world for Hammond because he is now destined to be a starting netminder in the KHL from here. Here's to hoping that the Hamburglar can put together a strong year for them.

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