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Calvin Pickard | Goalie

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195

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Calvin Pickard will start again on Saturday.
Pickard turned aside 42 of 45 shots in a 3-2 loss Wednesday night. There's a good chance that Pickard will be kept on the roster after Semyon Varlamov (groin) returns, which is bad news for Reto Berra. Nov 28 - 3:29 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Calvin Pickard made 42 saves in Colorado's 3-2 loss to Chicago on Wednesday.

The rookie netminder made a number of outstanding saves to keep his team in this wild game. Pickard was making his first start since Oct. 28 at Montreal. He earned the start thanks to back-to-back wins in relief of Reto Berra on Monday and Saturday. With Semyon Varlamov sidelined with a groin injury and Berra struggling so much its highly likely he gets more starting nods.
Nov 27 - 12:20 AM

Calvin Pickard will get the nod for Colorado on Wednesday night.

He has won his past two games in relief after taking over for Reto Berra on Tuesday and Saturday. Pickard stopped all 42 shots he faced in those contests.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 26 - 12:04 PM

Calvin Pickard stopped all 25 shots he faced in the Avalanche 4-3 come from behind overtime win over Arizona on Tuesday.

It was the second straight game the Avs’ third string goalie had to come in relief and clean things up for a win after Berra got the hook. He stopped all 17 shots he faced on Saturday to get his first career win against the Hurricanes and was even more impressive here with 25 shots and zero goals as his team rallied in the second and third period. With Semyon Varlamov down with a groin injury and Berra not playing well, he will likely see more action for a desperate Colorado team.
Nov 26 - 12:26 AM

Calvin Pickard entered Saturday's game in relief of Reto Berra and picked up his first NHL victory.

He stopped all 17 shots he faced in a 4-3 victory over Carolina when he came into the match late in the first period. "It was a pretty surreal night. I didn't get much sleep. I was up pretty late, or pretty early in the morning in reality," Pickard said Sunday. "I heard from a lot of people. My mom especially was pretty excited. The first guy to hug me was Jarome Iginla, and he was always a favorite of my mom, so it was amazing for her." He might get the call on Tuesday against Arizona.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 24 - 12:13 PM

Calvin Pickard has been called up from the minors.

Pickard has a 3.65 GAA and .889 save percentage in two games with Colorado in 2014-15. He will be serving as Reto Berra's understudy while Semyon Varlamov recovers from a groin injury.
Nov 18 - 12:35 PM

Calvin Pickard has been reassigned to the minors.

The Avalanche will have Semyon Varlamov back in the lineup for Friday's game versus the Vancouver Canucks. Pickard made two appearances for Colorado during his big-league stint and he stopped 56 of the 63 shots he faced. His first taste of NHL action came due to injuries to Varlamov and Reto Berra.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 24 - 11:09 AM

Calvin Pickard was more than adequate in his first NHL start, though he ended up the loser after the Avalanche lost 3-2 to the Canadiens on Saturday night.

Pickard made 33 saves at the Bell Centre, which is a tough building to play in for any goalie. The 22-year-old has a 3.65 goals-against average and .889 save percentage after nearly two games in the NHL. Pickard could make another start Tuesday before Semyon Varlamov (groin) is ready, which could be as soon as Friday. Or he could not make anymore if Reto Berra proves his neck is better by then.
Oct 18 - 10:25 PM

Calvin Pickard will start in goal Saturday night against Montreal.

With both Semyon Varlamov and Reto Berra banged up, Pickard will draw the starting assignment. We wouldn't rush to pick him up at this point.
Oct 18 - 12:10 PM

Calvin Pickard was thrust into his first taste of NHL action Thursday night and allowed four goals on 27 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

The 22-year-old rookie who guarded the crease for the Lake Erie Monsters the past two seasons came in for an injured Reto Berra less than three minutes into the game. With Berra's status unknown and Semyon Varlamov on the IR with a groin injury, Pickard could be seeing a lot more action in the coming days. The goaltender posted a nice start to the game, but allowed two goals midway through the third period to let a lead slip away.
Oct 17 - 12:45 AM

Calvin Pickard has been recalled by Colorado.

He will serve as Reto Berra's backup while Semyon Varlamov is sidelined with a groin injury.
Oct 16 - 5:40 PM

Calvin Pickard has been called up by Colorado.

Pickard will serve as the team's backup goaltender on Saturday. He has a 2.47 GAA and .918 save percentage in 47 games this season.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 02:51:00 PM

Calvin Pickard has been sent back to the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.

Pickard was recalled when Jean-Sebastien Giguere went home to Montreal for the funeral of his mother. Giguere has returned to the Avs so Pickard was sent down. He was the backup on Sunday to Semyon Varlamov.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 07:15:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have recalled Calvin Pickard from the minors.

Pickard was recalled to back up Semyon Varlamov as Jean-Sebastien Giguere had to return to his hometown of Montreal due to the death of his mother. Look for Pickard to be returned to the Lake Erie Monsters upon the return of Giguere.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 07:19:00 AM

Calvin Pickard has been returned to the minors by the Colorado Avalanche.

Pickard served as Semyon Varlamov's understudy while Jean-Sebastien Giguere was taking a leave of absence from the team. Pickard still hasn't made his NHL debut.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 10:01:00 AM

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C1Matt Duchene
2Nathan MacKinnon
3Daniel Briere
4John Mitchell
5Ben Street
6Marc-Andre Cliche
7Tomas Vincour
LW1Ryan O'Reilly
2Gabriel Landeskog
3Jamie McGinn
4Cody McLeod
RW1Jarome Iginla
2Alex Tanguay
3Jesse Winchester
4Patrick Bordeleau
5Dennis Everberg
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Jan Hejda
4Nick Holden
5Brad Stuart
6Nate Guenin
7Ryan Wilson
8Zach Redmond
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Reto Berra
3Calvin Pickard