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Washington reassigns Anderson to Tulsa


TULSA, Okla. – Brandon Anderson, a 22-year-old goaltender, was reassigned to the Tulsa Oilers on Saturday by the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League.

In September of 2010, Anderson signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Capitals and last week, the Langley, British Columbia native made his AHL debut with the Hershey Bears. Anderson made 30 saves on 31 shots to lift Hershey to a 3-1 victory over the Norfolk Admirals. Prior to his call up, Anderson appeared in seven games for the South Carolina Stingrays, where he posted a 2.65 goals-against average.

As a rookie with the Reading Royals in the 2012-13 season, Anderson, played in 16 regular-season contests and registered a 3.18 goals-against average and an 8-6-1 record. Anderson returned to Reading for the 2013-14 campaign and enjoyed his most productive season as a professional. With a record of 25-10-1, Anderson finished second in the ECHL in wins, third in shutouts (5), and seventh in goals against average (2.35). He was honored as ECHL Goaltender of the Week once in January and again in March.

Prior to turning pro, Anderson played four seasons of junior hockey for the Lethbridge Hurricanes and one season for the Brandon Wheat Kings.