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Calvin Pickard | Goalie

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195

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Calvin Pickard has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with Colorado.
According to a source, Pickard will make $850,500 at the NHL level. Pickard appeared in 16 games with the Avalanche over five stints last season. He recorded impressive peripherals with a 2.35 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage during that time. However, he's expected to spend most of the 2015-16 campaign in the minors if Semyon Varlamov stays healthy because the team has Reto Berra as its backup. Aug 6 - 4:22 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Calvin Pickard has been sent back to the AHL.

That was to be expected as he Pickard was with the Avalanche on an emergency basis to fill the void left by Semyon Varlamov's groin injury. Varlamov returned on Thursday, setting the stage for Pickard's demotion. He has a 2.35 GAA and .932 save percentage in 16 NHL contests in 2014-15.
Mar 13 - 12:11 PM

Calvin Pickard is scratched for Thursday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

Pickard was recalled earlier this week (on an emergency basis) because Semyon Varlamov was battling an injury. All signs point to Varlamov starting this game, so Pickard wouldn't be allowed to dress at all. Reto Berra will serve as the backup goaltender.
Mar 12 - 8:16 PM

Calvin Pickard is ready to get the nod again if Semyon Varlamov isn't able to play Thursday due to a groin injury.

"I'm not sure what's going to happen, but I'll be ready to go in there when they call me on," said Pickard. "I've had a chance to string together a few games at a few different times. I'm used to it. I'm comfortable playing at this level. (Tuesday), obviously, was not what I wanted, but some nights you don't get the bounces." He was pulled in Tuesday's game against Los Angeles and he surrendered three goals on eight shots.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 12 - 10:04 AM

Calvin Pickard got the hook in the first period after allowing three goals on eight shots to the Kings on Tuesday night.

Pickard struggled to see the puck in the early fast pace of the game and wasn't given a long lease in this very important playoff-type game. Reto Berra came into the game to spell Pickard. Pickard was very good early this season when he was forced into a starting role thanks to injuries to Varlamov. It is pretty apparent they trust him more than Berra still though
Mar 10 - 9:50 PM

Calvin Pickard will start for the Avalanche on Tuesday.

Semyon Varlamov is out with a lower-body injury. Pickard has a 2.18 GAA and .936 save percentage in 15 games with Colorado in 2014-15.
Mar 10 - 1:14 PM

Calvin Pickard has been brought up by Colorado.

Depending on how Semyon Varlamov feels after Tuesday's morning skate, Pickard may get the call to start against Los Angeles. Varlamov suffered a lower-body injury on Sunday.
Mar 9 - 5:57 PM

Calvin Pickard is expected to spend the foreseeable future in the minors with Lake Erie.

The Avalanche will lean heavily on Semyon Varlamov and Reto Berra will serve as his understudy. Pickard has been impressive when he's been given the opportunity to play this season. He owns a .936 save percentage and a 2.18 goals-against average in 15 appearances.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 29 - 4:51 PM

Calvin Pickard is staying upbeat despite spending the last three games on the bench.

Pickard is serving as Semyon Varlamov's understudy while Reto Berra spends some time in the minors on a conditioning stint. "I haven't played in a week, which in the big scheme of things isn't a whole lot of time," Pickard said. "But I get very quality practice time with the guys here and Francois (Allaire, the team's goaltending coach) is in town and I'm out there working with him." There's a fair chance he'll be in the NHL competing for playing time with Varlamov on a regular basis next season. If that happens, going a week without playing won't be unusual for him.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 21 - 3:38 PM

Calvin Pickard faced 46 shots, stopping 44 of them, in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Pickard doesn't have much fantasy value at the moment, but would be the number one netminder in Colorado should anything happen to Semyon Varlamov. His 6-6-3 record is accompanied by a 2.18 GAA and a .936 save percentage.
Jan 13 - 10:40 PM

Calvin Pickard is expected to get the start in Tuesday's game in Carolina.

Pickard was recalled by the Avalanche on Saturday. The 22-year-old has been impressive in 14 games with the Avs this season. He is 6-6-2 with a 2.21 goals-again-average and a .934 save percentage. He won't have much fantasy value unless starter Semyon Varlamov misses time because of injury.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 11 - 11:45 AM

Calvin Pickard has been called up to the Avalanche.

Pickard has already shown he deserves to get a bigger look at the NHL, and he will, at least for the time being. Pickard is unlikely to unseat Semyon Varlamov, but he will start Tuesday at Carolina in the second of a back-to-back. Reto Berra has been sent down for a two-week conditioning stint. Pickard had a 2.21 goals-against average and .934 save percentage while up earlier this season.
Jan 10 - 8:15 PM

Despite some fantastic work while Semyon Varlamov was out with an injury, the Colorado Avalanche assigned Calvin Pickard to the AHL.

Pickard's record might not have been impressive (6-6-2), yet his fantastic work kept Colorado in games. He had a fantastic .934 save percentage. It looks like Reto Berra will back up Varlamov while Pickard tries to stay sharp in the AHL.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:15:00 PM

Calvin Pickard yielded four goals on 32 shots in the Avs’ 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

Pickard had his work cut out for him in this one. The Avs struggle to hold onto pucks, and the Blackhawks are one of the best teams at controlling the pace of play. Pickard allowed two goals in the first, one in the second and the last one in the third period. Overall, he has a 2.21 goals-against average and .934 save percentage this season.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 11:49:00 PM

Calvin Pickard will get the start against Chicago Saturday night.

It may be his last start in the NHL for a little while as he may be ticketed to return to the AHL next week. Pickard has been a revelation this season and certainly has proven he can be an NHL caliber goaltender, if not star. He has a bright future.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 11:35:00 AM

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2Carl Soderberg
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4Freddie Hamilton
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Alex Tanguay
3Blake Comeau
4Cody McLeod
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Dennis Everberg
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5Patrick Bordeleau
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4Nikita Zadorov
5Brad Stuart
6Nick Holden
7Nate Guenin
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra