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Calvin Pickard | Goalie | #31

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (49) / COL

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Calvin Pickard is looking to earn more NHL playing time in 2016-17.
"I'm going to get my fair share of starts, and I'll get more if I play well," Pickard said. "I just want to take it day-by-day, get a few good practices here in camp, move into the Burgundy-White (scrimmage Sunday) and gets some exhibition games for sure with Varly gone at the World Cup. So it's going to be good for me to get my game sharp." He will back up Semyon Varlamov this season after bouncing between the AHL and the NHL for the last two campaigns. Coach Jared Bednar isn't sure yet how he will divide the workload among his netminders. Sep 23 - 9:32 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Calvin Pickard's recently signed two-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche is worth $2 million.

Pickard will earn $925,000 in 2016-17 and $1,075,000 the following season. That's a pretty good contract for Colorado given how much growth Pickard could see over the next two seasons. Of course no young goaltender is a sure thing, but there's a fair chance that Pickard will have earned a far more lucrative contract by the time this bridge deal is done.
Jul 5 - 10:32 PM

Calvin Pickard has inked a two-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche.

The financial terms of the deal aren't known yet, but Pickard is coming off of a one-year, $850,000 contract and was a restricted free agent. He's got a lot of promise and gave Avalanche fans a taste of what he's capable of by posting a 2.56 GAA and .922 save percentage in 20 games last season.
Jul 5 - 4:33 PM

Calvin Pickard allowed three goals on 30 shots in Thursday night's loss to the Dallas Stars.

The 23-year-old has played well in his time in net this season. He owns a 7-6-1 record with a 2.56 goals against average and .922 save percentage.
Apr 8 - 1:53 AM

Calvin Pickard is expected to start Thursday night.

It would be Pickard's first start since March 20. He has a 2.52 GAA and .923 save percentage in 19 contests this season.
Apr 7 - 5:02 PM

Calvin Pickard stopped 23 of 24 shots in a relief appearance on Sunday.

Pickard entered the game in the second period with the Avalanche trailing the Blues 3-0. Pickard didn't factor into the decision. He has a 2.52 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage this season.
Apr 3 - 11:33 PM

Calvin Pickard stopped 26 of 28 shots in a 3-2 win over the Oilers on Sunday.

The win represents his 7th of the season and 13th of his career. The former second round pick might have a future as a starting goaltender but he is firmly planted behind Semyon Varlamov. At the moment, Pickard holds no fantasy value.
Mar 21 - 12:09 AM

Calvin Pickard is scheduled to start Sunday's game against Edmonton.

Coach Patrick Roy plans to give Semyon Varlamov the nod on Wednesday at Vancouver and Friday at Calgary. Pickard has played well in his previous three starts this month, but he has only one win to show for it.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 15 - 11:15 AM

Calvin Pickard allowed three goals on 38 shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Two of Nashville's goals were scored into an empty net. The 23-year-old has made appearances in three straight games, but he has just one win to show for it. Pickard has a 6-5-1 record with a 2.61 goals-against-average and a .921 save percentage this season.
Mar 5 - 6:14 PM

Confirming an earlier post, Calvin Pickard will indeed start Saturday afternoon against Nashville.

Pickard has been hot as of late allowing only three goals in his last two starts, which included a 24-save period which set an Avalanche franchise record. He has a 2.57 GAA and a .921 SP over 16 games this season. The game is a matinee that begins at 3:00 pm ET so make sure you have Pickard active early if you need to start him.
Mar 5 - 11:51 AM

Calvin Pickard will start for Colorado on Saturday.

Pickard has only allowed three goals over his last two starts, so Colorado is simply riding the hot hand. He has a 2.57 GAA and .921 save percentage in 16 contests this season.
Mar 4 - 3:48 PM

Calvin Pickard turned away 38 of 40 shots during Thursday's 3-2 win over Florida.

Pickard was simply sensational, which included making all seven stops on the kill asked of him. He's now 3-1-0 over his last four starts with just eight goals against with wins over Minnesota and San Jose to go with tonight's victory.
Mar 4 - 12:25 AM

Calvin Pickard is expected to start Thursday night.

Semyon Varlamov got yanked from Tuesday's game after allowing three goals on 12 shots. Pickard has a 2.62 GAA and .918 save percentage in 15 games this season.
Mar 2 - 3:03 PM

Calvin Pickard stopped 15 of 16 shots in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Pickard entered the game in the second period with his team trailing 3-1. The Avalanche battled back to tie the game, but Minnesota responded by scoring three goals in the third period (two were empty-netters). Pickard's record falls to 5-4-1 on the season.
Mar 2 - 12:10 AM

Calvin Pickard made 30 saves in a 4-3 shootout out win over San Jose on Wednesday.

He gave up a late game tying goal but more than made up for in the extra period with some spectacular saves and then stopped both Sharks' attempts in the shootout. He has wins in consecutive starts now. He only got the start though with Semyon Varlamov falling ill. He has good peripherals this season with a 5-3-1 record to go with a 2.68 GAA and .917 save percentage in 14 games.
Feb 25 - 2:16 AM

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All Positions
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3Mikhail Grigorenko
4John Mitchell
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Joe Colborne
3Cody McLeod
4Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Mikko Rantanen
4Blake Comeau
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Eric Gelinas
5Fedor Tyutin
6Nikita Zadorov
7Patrick Wiercioch
8Chris Bigras
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Calvin Pickard