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Senators sign goaltender Chiodo

The Ottawa Senators, parent club of the AHL’s Binghamton Senators, announced today they have signed free-agent goaltender Andy Chiodo to a one-year, two-way contract.

Chiodo, 26, spent the past three seasons in Europe. He played for two years in Finland before joining Dynamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League, where he posted a 6-11-3 record with a 3.66 goals-against average in 26 games in 2008-09.

Chiodo played parts of three seasons (2003-06) in the AHL with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, going 31-30-5 with seven shutouts in 72 appearances.

As a rookie, Chiodo helped the Penguins reach the 2004 Calder Cup Finals with a 9-7 postseason record, including wins in Game 7’s at Bridgeport (division semifinals) and at Hartford (conference finals). A year later, Chiodo sparked the Pens’ comeback from an 0-2 series deficit and led them past Binghamton in the opening round of the playoffs.

Chiodo has also played in eight career National Hockey League games, all of them during the 2003-04 season with the Pittsburgh Penguins, where he posted a record of 3-4-1 with a 3.42 GAA. The Toronto native played junior hockey at Toronto St. Michael’s (OHL).