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Thomas McCollum | Goalie

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 226

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Thomas McCollum has been reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids.
He made two appearances with the Red Wings and posted his first NHL win in a relief outing against Buffalo. McCollum didn't play much, but he did post a .960 save percentage and a 0.91 goals-against average. Feb 5 - 10:37 AM

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Thomas McCollum made his second appearance of the season in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

He stopped all 17 shots he faced in relief after Petr Mrazek was pulled. "I was pretty busy," he said. "I could see a lot of the shots, so that makes it easier for me. I felt great out there." The 25-year-old netminder's grandfather passed away on Tuesday, so it's been a tough week for him.
Jan 30 - 8:50 AM

Thomas McCollum stopped seven of eight shots in Sunday's 6-4 win over Arizona.

McCollum entered the game after the Wings pulled starter Petr Mrazek. Detroit was down 3-0 when the switch was made, but they responded by scoring six goals in the final two periods. The win was the first of McCollum's NHL career. The 25-year-old was Detroit's first round pick back in 2008. The Red Wings have won four games in a row, and six of their last seven.
Jan 18 - 11:07 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have recalled Thomas McCollum from the AHL.

The Red Wings will need McCollum to back up Petr Mrazek while Jimmy Howard (groin) is out. The 25-year-old has been recalled twice this season, but he's yet to play in an NHL game in 2014-15.
Jan 11 - 2:16 PM

With the return to health of Jimmy Howard, Thomas McCollum was re-assigned to Grand Rapids of the AHL Saturday.

He did not see any playing time in his latest three-game stint in the NHL. McCollum will continue to be a call away in the event of an injury to either Howard or Petr Mrazek. That is until Jonas Gustavsson has fully recovered from a separated shoulder.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:25:00 AM

Thomas McCollum was recalled from Grand Rapids of the AHL Saturday to back up Petr Mrazek Sunday.

Jimmy Howard was injured Friday night and the Wings needed a back up for Mrazek, who will start Sunday and perhaps Tuesday. It is doubtful McCollum will see any playing time during his stay in Detroit.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:41:00 AM

Thomas McCollum has been recalled by Detroit.

He will serve as Jimmy Howard's backup. Petr Mrazek was brought up after Jonas Gustavsson got injured, but he didn't see any NHL playing time before going back to the AHL.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 05:20:00 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have officially re-signed Thomas McCollum.

McCollum got a two-way contract if the earlier reports are accurate, which obviously makes sense given that he's likely to start the season in the minors. McCollum will probably be called up if Jimmy Howard or Jonas Gustavsson get hurt, which is likely to happen at some point during the 2014-15 campaign given their histories.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 03:01:00 PM

Thomas McCollum has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Detroit.

"McCollum has made strides and is developing into the prospect we hoped he would be -- a little slower than we thought, but he's become a real solid AHL goaltender," GM Ken Holland said earlier this month. "Some players bloom a little later." He just completed his best season in the AHL, with a 24-12-4 record, a 2.30 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage for Grand Rapids. He'll back up Petr Mrazek next campaign.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 01:31:00 PM

The Detroit Red Wings signed goaltender Thomas McCollum to a minor-league deal.

The signing comes one day after the Red Wings did not give McCollum a qualifying offer. McCollum has been a disappointment for the Red Wings since they drafted him in the first round of the 2008 Draft. He was 45-55-6 in three seasons with Grand Rapids of the AHL and managed to play in one NHL game where he gave up three goals on eight shots in 15 minutes of action. The good news is that he is only 23, and goalies usually take a lot longer to mature.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 07:27:00 AM

Thomas McCollum will not get a qualifying offer from Detroit.

The former first-round pick, 30th overall, of the Wings in 2008 compiled a 45-55-6 record in three seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins in the AHL. McCollum appeared in just one NHL game with Detroit when he allowed three goals on eight shots in 15 minutes in relief of Joey MacDonald on March 30, 2011 during a 10-3 loss to St. Louis. His old starter spot belongs to Petr Mrazek and Jared Coreau is slated to back him up.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 08:56:00 PM

The Red Wings must make a decision on whether to tender an offer to restricted free agent Thomas McCollum before Monday's 4pm deadline.

McCollum was the Wings first round pick in the 2008 draft, but he hasn't developed the way the organization had hoped. While the possibility exists he could serve as Jimmy Howard's backup next season, the team is probably more interested in a more solid option.
Sat, Jun 29, 2013 08:38:00 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have recalled Thomas McCollum from the minors.

Jonas Gustavsson has a sore groin, an injury that has bothered him since the first game of the season so McCollum will back up Jimmy Howard. He has no fantasy value at this time as Howard should start every game.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 08:06:00 AM

Thomas McCollum has been sent down by the Detroit Red Wings.

McCollum has been serving as Jimmy Howard's understudy, but he hasn't gotten any playing time in that role. Detroit is demoting McCollum so he can start in some games.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Thomas McCollum was summoned from the minors on Wednesday night.

He served as Jimmy Howard's backup on Tuesday before being assigned to Grand Rapids where he backed up Petr Mrazek in the Griffins' 5-4 shootout win against Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Detroit plays Minnesota Friday in their next game.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 01:11:00 PM

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