|(6/21/17) Anderson (back) was awarded the Bill Masterton Trophy at Wednesday's NHL Awards for his perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication during a difficult 2016-17 season.|
Anderson appeared in just 40 games for the Senators, but he was outstanding during his limited appearances, finishing with a 25-11-4 record, 2.28 GAA and .926 save percentage. His .941 save percentage at even strength was the best in the league, ahead of Sergei Bobrosvky and well ahead of Jennings Trophy winner Braden Holtby. Anderson was supposed to take an extended leave of absence when his wife, Nicholle, was diagnosed with throat cancer right before the season, but he was pressed into action in late October when Andrew Hammond suffered a groin injury. He then took two months off between December and February to care for his wife, but made a triumphant return with a 33-save shutout against the Islanders before winning eight of his next 10 games and ultimately backstopping the Sens to the Eastern Conference finals.