OTTAWA, Ontario - Former Alaska Anchorage goaltender Nathan Lawson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators, announced by the club Monday.
Lawson spent the 2011-12 season with the Hamilton Bulldogs, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens. He had a 19-17-4 record, a 2.57 goals-against average, a .914 save percentage and five shutouts.
The six-foot-two, 190-pound Calgary native has played in four professional seasons, including 10 NHL games with the New York Islanders. Undrafted, he played three seasons with the Seawolves before being signed by the Islanders. Lawson, who was with UAA from 2005 to 2007, registered career stats of .906 save percentage, 3.24 goals-against average and a 21-41-8 record.
Lawson will provide goaltending depth to an Ottawa team already boasting Craig Anderson, Ben Bishop and Robin Lehner.