Acquiring Condon was Dorion's best move in first year as Senators GM
May 19, 2017
The following article appeared on www.ottawasun.com on Thursday, May 18, 2017 featuring former Princeton netminder and current Ottawa Senators goaltender Mike Condon.
By Don Brennan Ottawa Sun
OTTAWA — Unless they know of another Daniel Alfredsson lying in the weeds, it’s a sure bet nobody the Senators might have selected with their fifth-round pick in next month’s draft would have ever had such an impact.
Using it to acquire Mike Condon from, ironically enough, the Pittsburgh Penguins on Nov. 2 not only saved their season, but has had a tremendous ripple effect that is still being witnessed.
Without Condon filling in for the often-absent Craig Anderson and compiling a 19-14-6 record that included five shutouts, the Senators would never have even made the playoffs, forget about becoming one of four teams that still have a shot in mid-May at winning the Stanley Cup.