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Hamburglar Unscathed After Slap Shot off Mask

Hamburglar Unscathed After Slap Shot off Mask

Interest in Andrew Hammond continues to grow because of the impressive run he’s on to start his career, but it was the fantastic “Hamburglar” mask that originally drew attention to the Ottawa Senators goaltender.

The custom-fitted Pro’s Choice mask is apparently just as protective as it is creative, because Hammond took an absolute bullet of a shot from Johnny Boychuk straight to the face on Friday night.

Hammond

The good news is that the mask was not damaged from the blow, aside from needing a clip replaced, and Hammond himself was unharmed.

The puck, on the other hand, did not survive the incident.

That’s a tweet from New York Islanders public address announcer Roger Luce, who claims that the puck had to be removed from the game after that shot because it was chipped. Now that’s a snapshot!

Here’s the full NHL.com replay:

It’s especially good that Hammond was able to get up after making that save, because the Senators would go on to defeat the Islanders 2-1 – putting them five points back of the final playoff spot.

Hammond’s record is now 9-0-1, and he has yet to allow more than 2 goals in any of his starts.

The 27 year old Surrey, British Columbia native has the Senators back in the playoff hunt by posting a surprising .954 save percentage in 11 games – and they need him to stay healthy.

About The Author

Greg Balloch

Greg Balloch is a Vancouver-based writer, broadcaster, and goaltending coach. His career began in Hamilton, Ontario as the voice of the Junior 'A' Hamilton Red Wings, before moving to Vancouver to cover the Canucks for CISL 650. A lifelong goaltender, he has been teaching the position for over a decade. He is currently an instructor for Pro4 Sports, and is the goaltending consultant for the BCHL's Surrey Eagles.

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