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Calvin Pickard
Calvin Pickard
Goaltender  - COL
Number: 31
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Catches: Left
Born: Apr 15, 1992  (Age 23)
Birthplace: Moncton, NB, Canada
Drafted: COL / 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (49th overall) PROSPECT BIO
2013-14: Led the Lake Erie Monsters in wins (16), games played (43), minutes (2444:57), shots against (1237) and saves (1121) during his second full season in the AHL…Posted a 16-18-7 record with two shutouts, a 2.85 GAA and .906 Sv%.

2012-13: Appeared in 47 games during his first full professional season with Lake Erie (AHL), compiling a 20-19-5 record with five shutouts, a 2.47 goals-against average and .918 save percentage…His five shutouts tied for sixth among AHL netminders…He finished ninth in the league in both games played (tied) and saves (1268)…Was recalled by Colorado on two occasions, Feb. 15-17 and March 3-4, serving as the backup goaltender in two games.

2011-12: Led all WHL netminders in games (64-tied), minutes (3,630) and saves (2,085) for the third consecutive year with Seattle…Tied for the league lead in shutouts with five…Finished his major junior career as the Western Hockey League’s all-time leader in minutes played (14,025) and saves (7,727)…Became the WHL’s all-time saves leader on Jan. 22 at Vancouver, stopping 45 shots to give him 6,959 career saves…Eclipsed the previous record of 6,958 saves set by former Thunderbirds netminder Danny Lorenz (1986-1990)…Joined the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) at the completion of the WHL season, appearing in two games…Made his professional debut with Lake Erie on March 31 at Texas, stopping all eight shots in relief…Earned his first professional victory (in his first career start) the next night at Texas, stopping 25 shots in an 8-4 win.

2010-11: Led all Western Hockey League goaltenders in games (68), minutes (4,013), shots faced (2,668) and saves (2,443) for the Seattle Thunderbirds…Was named to the WHL Western Conference Second All-Star Team…Ranked fourth among league netminders with a .916 save percentage…Stopped 40 or more shots on 21 different occasions, which included six 50+ save efforts…Pickard’s 2,443 saves were the third-most in a single season in league history, trailing only Steve Passmore (2,562) with the Victoria Cougars in 1991-92 and Jack Cummings (2,469) with the Vancouver Nats in 1971-72…Pickard’s 4,013 minutes were the fourth-most in WHL history…Signed an entry-level contract with the Avalanche on March 25 and reported to Lake Erie of the American Hockey League…Did not see any action with the Monsters.

2009-10: Named to the WHL Western Conference First All-Star Team in his second season with Seattle…Ranked first among WHL goaltenders in appearances (62), minutes (3,688) and saves (2,207)…Finished sixth in the league in save percentage (.914) and added three shutouts en route to being named a finalist for the WHL Goaltender of the Year…Represented Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Under-18 Championship…Started all six games at the tournament, posting a 3-3 record with a 2.87 goals-against average…Was the No. 1 rated North American goaltender in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings for the 2010 Entry Draft.

Led all WHL rookie netminders with 23 wins in his first season with Seattle…Appeared in 47 games, posting a 23-16-1-4 record with a 3.05 GAA and three shutouts…Was 1-4 with a .915 save percentage in five playoff contests…Helped lead Team Canada to a gold medal at the 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament.

Calvin’s older brother, Chet, was the WHL’s 2008 and 2009 Goaltender of the Year and was selected by the Nashville Predators in the first round (18th overall) of the 2008 Entry Draft…Last name is pronounced PICK-erd.
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