Goaltender Lawson signs with Senators

Here’s an interesting piece of trivia, Senators fans.

Nathan Lawson, signed Monday to a one-year, two-way contract by the Senators, was actually in goal for the New York Islanders on Jan. 13, 2011, the night when Robin Lehner made his first NHL start and posted his first big-league win.

Now, the two figure to be battling for playing time with the Binghamton Senators next season.

Lawson, 28, owned a 19-17-4 record with a 2.57 goals against average last season with the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Montreal Canadiens’ AHL affiliate.

Lawson has a career NHL record of 1-4-2, with a goals against of 4.06 and a save percentage of .893, all with the Islanders. In Lehner’s first NHL start, Lawson came on in relief of starting Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin.



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