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Calvin Pickard | Goalie | #31

Team: Vegas Golden Knights
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 200
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (49) / COL

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Calvin Pickard is embracing the challenge of playing with an expansion team.
Pickard went from Colorado to Vegas in the expansion draft, where he's expected to be Marc-Andre Fleury's backup goaltender. "It's a new experience for all of us, every staff member, every player," Pickard said. "If we go in with an open mind, it's going to be a lot of fun. We're playing in the NHL in Las Vegas, so I think a lot of people would take that. Everybody's going to be really excited for sure." Pickard is saying all the right things, but don't expect him to have much, if any, fantasy value this season. Aug 16 - 2:01 PM

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Calvin Pickard has been selected in the expansion draft by the Vegas Golden Knights.

Pickard had a 15-31-2 record for the Avalanche in 2016-17. The team was disastrous on the ice, but the 25-year-old goaltender has solid potential. He won a silver medal with Canada at the World Hockey Championship. Pickard could be the backup netminder for the Golden Knights in 2017-18.
Jun 21 - 8:33 PM

The Colorado Avalanche decided to expose Calvin Pickard in the expansion draft over Semyon Varlamov.

That's a bit interesting given that Varlamov is coming off a very rough season and has a $5.9 million annual cap hit. Pickard didn't look great in 2016-17 either, but he's affordable and has more potential. Still, this could be the Avalanche showing their support of their veteran goaltender and signally their belief that Varlamov will bounce back next season. We'll have to wait until Wednesday to see if Vegas chooses to select Pickard.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 18 - 12:58 PM

Calvin Pickard made 24 saves on 27 shots in a 3-2 loss to St. Louis on Sunday.

Pickard finishes with a 15-31-2 record this season, 2.98 goals against average and .904 save percentage. It's a step back from his rookie season, but it was a step back for everyone on the Avs' roster.
Apr 9 - 11:57 PM

Calvin Pickard will get the season finale on Sunday against the Blues.

Through 40 games this season the young netminder sports a 15-30-2 record with a .904 save percentage and a 2.98 GAA.
Apr 7 - 9:44 PM

Calvin Pickard allowed all four goals in a 4-3 loss to Minnesota on Thursday.

There isn't much good to say about the Avalanche at this point but Pickard has shown some flashes behind a terrible squad. He has a 2.98 goals-against-average with a .914 save percentage in 49 appearances, a career high by far.
Apr 7 - 12:40 AM

Calvin Pickard will be in net against the Wild on Thursday.

Pickard has managed to go 2-1 in three games against Minnesota thus far, allowing six goals against on 95 combined shots. Not too shabby, all things considered.
Apr 6 - 5:45 PM

Calvin Pickard blocked 24 of 27 shots in a 4-3 overtime win against Chicago Tuesday night.

Pickard was scored on three times in a row to put his team at a 3-0 deficit halfway through the second period, but they team kept the faith. Pickard then blocked the remaining shots of the period and had a perfect third period while his team scored three goals to force overtime. This was Pickard’s second win in five games. Both wins came during overtime.
Apr 5 - 12:16 AM

Calvin Pickard will get the start in Tuesday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Pickard hasn't been a viable fantasy option this season and that won't change in the final week of the season. He has just one win in his last seven decisions. He owns a 14-29-2 record with a 2.95 goals-against-average and a .906 save percentage.
Apr 4 - 6:43 PM

Calvin Pickard got yanked after serving up four goals during Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Wild.

Pickard stopped just 12 of 16 shots during his 23:31 of play. He also failed to stop the only shot he saw while on the penalty kill. The effort drops his record to 14-29-2 this season.
Apr 2 - 8:46 PM

Calvin Pickard will be in net Sunday against the Wild.

If there's one team Pickard has be dominant over, it's the Wild. In two games he has just two goals against, with a shutout, and a pair of victories.
Apr 1 - 6:27 PM

Calvin Pickard stopped 27 of 28 shots in a 2-1 shootout win over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

The win breaks Pickard's five-game losing streak in goal for the Avalanche. He's an above average goaltender but is stuck behind arguably one of the worst teams in NHL history. The win improves his record to 14-28-2 with a 2.89 goals against average and .908 save percentage. If you can get him cheap, he might be worth picking up in dynasty leagues.
Apr 1 - 12:03 AM

Calvin Pickard will get the nod for the Avalanche on Friday night against St. Louis.

Pickard has lost five games in a row and he has allowed three goals or more in each of those matches. He has a 13-28-2 record this season with a 2.94 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 31 - 10:23 AM

Calvin Pickard gave up four goals and another puck found the back of an empty net as the Avalanche lost 5-3 to the Capitals Wednesday night.

Pickard is now riding a five-game losing streak, all of which ended with save percentages under .900. He entered the game with a season mark of .907 and as he risks falling into the .800s, he is costing fantasy players.
Mar 30 - 12:55 AM

Calvin Pickard will be in the crease Wednesday against Washington.

Being the starting goalie on the NHL's worst team has been tough on Pickard. He has a 13-27-2 record with a 2.91 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage this season. Pickard has lost in each of his last four outings.
Mar 29 - 4:03 PM

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5Tomas Nosek
6Reid Duke
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2Oscar Lindberg
3Jonathan Marchessault
4Teemu Pulkkinen
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6Tomas Hyka
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D1Nate Schmidt
2Jason Garrison
3Shea Theodore
4Colin Miller
5Brayden McNabb
6Deryk Engelland
7Griffin Reinhart
8Brad Hunt
9Jon Merrill
10Luca Sbisa
11Clayton Stoner
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Calvin Pickard