Sabres Goaltender Craig Anderson Announces Retirement at 41 with Emotional Final Game

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Buffalo Sabres goaltender Craig Anderson announces his retirement at 41, leaving behind a storied career that spanned six NHL teams and over 700 games played.

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Craig Anderson has confirmed his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 41. Anderson, who was drafted in the third round of the 2001 NHL Draft, leaves behind a remarkable career that saw him play for six different NHL teams, amassing a total of 709 games played.

Throughout his career, Anderson achieved 319 wins, a goals-against average (GAA) of 2.86, a save percentage (SV%) of .912, and 43 career shutouts. He was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy during the 2016-2017 season while playing for the Ottawa Senators, an honor given to the player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.

Anderson’s final appearance on the ice came in an emotional game against his former team, the Ottawa Senators. He faced 33 shots, making 30 saves, and ultimately helped lead the Sabres to a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory. Following the game-winning goal, his teammates rushed to celebrate with him on the ice. In a display of respect and admiration, the Senators players also lined up to congratulate Anderson on his outstanding career.

Fans and fellow players alike will remember Craig Anderson as a formidable goaltender who played with heart and determination throughout his two-decade-long NHL journey.

Good Luck with your future endeavors Craig Anderson! Craig Anderson Final Game

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