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BOWMANVILLE, ON (August 29, 2017) – Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson will be the Grand Marshal for this weekend’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP).
Anderson won the NHL’s 2017 Masterton Trophy awarded to the player who exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Throughout the 2016-17 season, he posted a 25-11-4 record with a 2.28 goals-against average in 40 games while taking several leaves of absence to be with his wife, Nicholle, who was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a rare form of throat cancer, in October 2016.
In the off-season, Anderson is also an amateur race car driver and a big fan of auto racing, including NASCAR and the GTLM Corvette Racing team.
“Craig is passionate about motorsports and we know many of our fans are passionate about hockey,” said Ron Fellows, Co-owner, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. “Craig’s a great sportsman, a friend and absolutely the perfect choice as our Grand Marshal for what will be a tremendous weekend of racing.”