2009-10: Brandon Anderson split time with Linden Rowat as Lethbridge’s (WHL) starting goaltender, posting a record of 12-19-2 with a bloated 3.49 goals against average and a paltry .892 save percentage. Lethbridge was overmatched in 2009-10 however, finishing with 48 points in 72 games, third-worst in the league.
2010-11: With Rowat gone, Anderson established himself as Lethbridge’s starter, getting in 59 games, in which he registered a record of 17-26-12 to go along with an unimpressive 3.77 goals against average and a subpar .888 save percentage. Lethbridge improved in the 2010-11 season, but they were still a WHL bottom-feeder. However, Anderson did notch 17 of their 23 wins on the season.
2011-12: Anderson began the year in Lethbridge in his fourth WHL season but appeared in just six games before being traded to Brandon in October. He struggled with the Wheat Kings sharing the goaltending duties with 18-year-old Corbin Boes. In 37 games between Brandon and Lethbridge he was 15-20 with 3 losses in overtime and finished with a 3.92 goals against and .892 save percentage. The Wheat Kings reached the second round in the playoffs after finishing second in the West Division. Anderson's only playoff appearance came in Brandons' final game when he relieved Boes in the second round series against Edmonton. He stopped 29 of 31 shots in 45 minutes of action in a 6-0 loss.
Signed as an undrafted free agent after performing well on rookie camp and development camp invitations, Anderson competed in training camp before the 2010-11 season. He was ultimately cut and returned to Lethbridge, where he had a decent season. Anderson is still very raw, but the Capitals see potential in him and he will be given plenty of time to develop in South Carolina (ECHL) and Hershey (AHL). Down the road, he could be a serviceable backup goaltender, but he has a long way to go.