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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 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

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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

The Colorado Avalanche have summoned Calvin Pickard.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere (personal) will be unavailable on Saturday, so Colorado needed another goaltender. Pickard will probably be demoted when Giguere rejoins the Avalanche on Sunday.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Calvin Pickard was a beast Friday night for Lake Erie, stopping 42 of the 43 shots he faced in the Monsters' 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals in AHL action.

Pickard is making a gigantic impact in his first full season tending the Monsters' net. He is 4-2 with a 1.82 GAA and .944 save percentage.
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 05:55:00 AM

Calvin Pickard has a 1.01 GAA and .969 save percentage in three games with the AHL Lake Erie Monsters.

Pickard already has two shutouts. He's playing in his first full AHL season after recording a 3.59 GAA and .906 save percentage in 64 games with the WHL Seattle Thunderbirds in 2011-12. He might eventually earn a spot on the Colorado Avalanche's roster, but he's not projected to have any fantasy value this season.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 02:10:00 PM

Calvin Pickard has enjoyed a strong start to the AHL season with Lake Erie.

He recorded his first pro shutout on Sunday against the Toronto Marlies by stopping 40 shots and made 29 saves in a 3-2 loss to Oklahoma City in his other outing. Pickard played his fourth season with the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds in 2011-12, but he also appeared in two games with Lake Erie. He's with the Monsters to stay this campaign and if he can maintain his hot start then he should be among the league leaders for most of the year.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 04:30:00 PM

Calvin Pickard kicked out 29 of 32 shots in the Lake Erie Monsters' 3-2 loss to the Oklahoma City Barons.

Pickard is playing in his first full AHL season after completing his time with the WHL Seattle Thunderbirds. He might eventually play a role with the Colorado Avalanche, but he isn't expected to have any fantasy value in 2012-13.
Sat, Oct 13, 2012 03:37:00 PM

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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