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Tom McCollum

Position: G
Date of Birth: 12/07/1989
Height: 6' 3"   Weight: 215 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: Sanborn, New York
Drafted: Detroit's, 1st choice, 30th overall, in 2008 NHL Entry Draft



Eighth season as a Griffin…Ninth year pro…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 10/3/08…Traded to Brampton (OHL) by Guelph for Brandon Foote, Josh Shalla and two second-round picks in the OHL Priority Selection, 1/9/09…Assigned by Detroit, 9/27/09…Reassigned to Toledo (ECHL) by Detroit, 1/2/10…Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 1/21/10…Recalled by Detroit, 4/19/10…Assigned by Detroit, 9/29/10…Recalled by Detroit, 10/1/10…Assigned by Detroit, 10/3/10…Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 12/22/10…Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 1/9/11…Recalled by Detroit, 1/15/11…Assigned by Detroit, 1/19/11…Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 2/22/11…Recalled from Toledo by Detroit, 3/28/11…Assigned by Detroit, 3/31/11…Recalled by Detroit, 4/11/11…Assigned by Detroit, 4/16/11...Assigned by Detroit, 9/26/11...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 10/5/11...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 11/7/11...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 12/7/11...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 12/31/11...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 2/27/12...Recalled by Detroit, 4/16/12…Assigned by Detroit, 9/14/12…Recalled by Detroit, 1/20/13…Assigned by Detroit, 1/22/13…Recalled by Detroit, 1/23/13…Assigned by Detroit, 2/3/13…Recalled by Detroit, 2/23/13…Assigned by Detroit, 2/24/13…Recalled by Detroit, 5/10/13…Assigned by Detroit, 5/14/13…Signed to a one-year contract, 7/22/13…Signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 7/11/14…Assigned by Detroit, 10/3/14...Recalled by Detroit, 11/10/14...Assigned by Detroit, 11/14/14...Recalled by Detroit, 12/19/14...Assigned by Detroit, 12/27/14...Recalled by Detroit, 1/11/15...Assigned by Detroit, 2/4/15...Re-signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 7/1/15…Assigned by Detroit, 10/2/15…Assigned by Detroit to Toledo for conditioning, 1/15/16…Reassigned by Detroit from Toledo, 1/16/16…Signed to a two-year contract by Calgary, 10/15/16…Assigned by Calgary to Stockton, 10/17/16…Reassigned by Calgary to Adirondack (ECHL), 11/30/16…Reassigned by Calgary from Adirondack (ECHL), 12/7/16…Reassigned by Calgary to Adirondack (ECHL), 2/22/17…Reassigned by Calgary from Adirondack (ECHL), 2/26/17…Reassigned by Calgary to Charlotte, 3/8/17…Traded by Calgary to Detroit in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, 7/1/17...Assigned by Detroit, 10/1/17...Recalled by Detroit, 4/3/18...Assigned by Detroit, 4/4/18.  

Career Highlights: Won the 2013 Calder Cup with Grand Rapids…Ranks among the Griffins' all-time goaltending leaders with 226 games played (1st), 12737:53 minutes (1st), 103 wins (2nd), seven shutouts (7th), 5653 saves (1st) and six shootout wins (T6th)…Ranks among the team’s playoff leaders with 23 games played (T3rd), 1330:31 minutes (4th), a 2.53 goals against average (8th), 12 wins (T3rd), 608 saves (4th) and a 0.916 save percentage (T5th)…Became the 117th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he debuted with the Detroit Red Wings, 3/30/11 vs. STL…Earned his first NHL victory, 1/18/15 DET vs. BUF…Appeared in his 200th game as a Griffin, 10/23/16 vs. CHA…Earned his 100th win as a Griffin, 3/19/16 at TEX…Only three-time IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year nominee in Grand Rapids franchise history…Named the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for March 2017 after tallying a 7-1-1 record, a 1.88 GAA and a 0.935 save percentage in nine games with Charlotte.

2016-17: Suited up for three teams…In his lone appearance with Stockton, earned the win in relief after stopping 19-of-20 shots in 39:54…Compiled a 3-1-1 record with a 2.97 goals against average and a 0.894 save percentage in five games with ECHL Adirondack…Acquired by Charlotte on loan from Calgary and posted an 11-2-4 mark with the Checkers to go along with a 2.10 GAA and a 0.926 save percentage…Started all five games for Charlotte in the Calder Cup Playoffs…Finished the postseason with a 2-2 record, a 2.87 GAA and a 0.910 save percentage…Stopped 49-of-50 shots, setting career highs for both saves and shots faced, and earned the win in his first game as a Checker, 3/10/17 at MB…Won his first seven games of the season to match a career-high winning streak, 11/5/16-3/25/17…Named the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for March after tallying a 7-1-1 record, a 1.88 GAA and a 0.935 save percentage in nine games with Charlotte…Closed the regular season on a seven-game point streak (4-0-3), 4/4/17-4/15/17…Turned aside all 23 shots for his first clean sheet of the season, 3/21/17 vs. IA…Collected 20 saves and shutout Chicago in Game 1 of the Central Division Semifinals, 4/20/17…Stopped 38-of-41 shots and earned the win in overtime in Game 3 of the Central Division Semifinals, 4/23/17 at CHI. 2015-16: Appeared in 30 games with the Griffins and posted a 15-13-0 record…Ranked among the league’s leaders with a 2.42 goals against average (T8th) and a 0.923 save percentage (3rd)…Tied for eighth in franchise history in single-season save percentage with a mark of 0.923…Finished 3-3 in seven Calder Cup Playoff games and recorded a 2.39 GAA and a 0.919 save percentage…Made one start with Toledo (ECHL) on a conditioning assignment and allowed three goals on 28 shots, 1/16/16 vs. WHL…Named Grand Rapids’ IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year for the third straight season…Appeared in his 200th game as a Griffin, 10/23/16 vs. CHA…Logged a season-high 44 saves after facing 48 shots, 1/22/16 vs. RCH…Surpassed Joey MacDonald’s all-time regular season mark of 210 goalie games played to become the Griffins’ all-time leader in that category, 2/12/16 at IA...Showed a 1.57 GAA, one shutout and stopped 200-of-211 shots (0.948) during a season-high seven-game winning streak, 2/20/16-3/19/16…Seven-game win streak coincided with the team’s 13-game winning streak, the second-longest in franchise history…Earned his 100th win as a Griffin, 3/19/16 at TEX…Posted a 1.24 GAA and a 0.965 save percentage during a four-game winning streak, 11/21/15-12/5/15…Stopped 91-of-94 shots (0.968) during a three-game sweep of Milwaukee in the Central Division Semifinals. 2014-15: Posted a 19-11-6 record, a 2.40 goals against average and a 0.916 save percentage in 37 regular season games with the Griffins…Helped backstop Grand Rapids to its second Midwest Division title in three seasons, as well as an appearance in the Western Conference Finals versus Utica…Produced a 9-6 record, a 2.55 GAA and a 0.916 save percentage in 15 games during the Calder Cup Playoffs…Received honors as the Griffins’ IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year for his contributions to the Grand Rapids community for the second consecutive season…Earned first-star honors with a 23-save performance in a 2-1 overtime victory, 11/15/14 vs. TEX…Led the Griffins to a 9-2 win with 32 saves, 12/27/14 vs. IA...Earned his fourth consecutive victory behind 25 saves, 1/7/15 vs. CHA...Earned his first NHL victory with the Detroit Red Wings, 1/18/15 at BUF...Registered his 12th game in a row with at least a point in a 3-1 victory over Rockford, 3/20/15 vs. RFD...Posted his first shutout of the season behind a 34-save performance, 3/27/15 at TEX...Made 45 saves to backstop Grand Rapids to a victory, 3/28/15 at TEX...Made his first professional playoff start, 4/25/15 at TOR. 2013-14: Appeared in 46 contests with Grand Rapids in his fifth pro campaign…Produced a 24-12-4-2 record alongside a 2.30 goals against average…Enjoyed career bests in wins (24), GAA (2.30), save percentage (0.922) and minutes played (2,561)…Ranked fourth overall among AHL goaltenders with a 2.30 GAA…Named the Griffins’ IOA/American Specialty Man of the Year for his contributions to the Grand Rapids community…Started the season with a six-game winning streak, just the second time in franchise history that a goalie began a season 6-0, 10/4/13-11/6/13…Accumulated an 11-6-0-1 record during a 20-game appearance streak, 12/11/13-1/25/14…Earned his first shutout of the season with a 31-save performance, 12/14/13 vs. MIL…Secured his fifth AHL shutout after turning away 35 shots, 1/17/14 vs. ABB…Blocked 20 of 24 shots before being pulled in a relief effort against the Stars, whose 59 shots are the most the Griffins have ever allowed, 1/24/14 at TEX…Played 34:17 of a relief effort in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals against Texas, marking his professional playoff debut, 5/18/14. 2012-13: Won the Calder Cup with the Griffins as a fourth-year pro…Set career bests in wins (18), GAA (2.63) and shutouts (2)…Sported an 18-11-2 record in 31 appearances…Earned his second career shutout behind 20 saves on his 23rd birthday, 12/7/12 at Chicago…Steered aside 28 shots in a shutout during his 100th game as a Griffin, 2/6/13 vs. Houston…Stopped a season-high 34 shots on 3/3/13 at Milwaukee…Won four of his five starts in March and five of six overall from 3/3/13-4/2/13…Finished the season strong with a 6-2-1 record, a 1.97 GAA and a 0.929 save percentage in his last nine appearances. 2011-12: Served as a “black ace” with Detroit during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs…Began the season with ECHL Toledo, where he posted a 6-6-2 record with a team-best 2.62 GAA and a 0.909 save percentage…Earned his first win of the season with a 37-save victory on 10/22/11 vs. South Carolina…Led the Griffins to a 4-3 overtime win, 11/29/11 at Toronto, after being recalled by the team earlier in the month…Set a new career best when he won five straight games between 11/29/11-1/7/12…Won six of seven starts, 11/23/11-1/7/12…Posted three victories in late March where he saw 40 or more shots, including a 41-save effort with six saves on seven shootout attempts, 3/20/12 at San Antonio…Named First Star after a career-high 43 saves in a 4-1 win, 3/25/12 at Oklahoma City…Set a new career high in wins (11) with a 5-4 overtime victory, 4/10/12 at Rochester…Led all Griffins goalies with 28 games played and tied for the team lead with 11 victories…Also posted a 3.49 GAA and a 0.891 save percentage. 2010-11: Served as a “black ace” with Detroit during the first round of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs…Split the season between Grand Rapids and ECHL Toledo…Made his NHL debut, making five saves in a relief effort on 3/30/11 vs. St. Louis…Posted a 6-12-2 record for the Griffins with a 3.33 GAA and 0.879 save percentage…Recorded his first AHL shutout with 23 saves in a 1-0 shootout loss, 11/10/10 vs. Milwaukee…Notched a season-high 39 saves on 42 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss. 12/5/10 at San Antonio…Backstopped the Griffins to their first home win of the season with a 28-save effort, 10/30/10 vs. Manitoba…Posted an 11-9-2 record with Toledo and led the team in wins (11) and save percentage (0.909)…Tied for third in the ECHL with three shutouts…Made at least 40 saves in four of five straight outings with the Walleye, 3/4/11-3/12/11. 2009-10: Recalled by Detroit midway through the first round of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs to serve as a “black ace”…Made 23 saves on 24 shots to earn a 3-1 win during his Griffins/pro debut, 10/3/09 at Peoria, becoming the youngest goalie to ever play for the Griffins (19 years, nine months)…Enjoyed a season-high four-game winning streak, during which he posted a 2.92 GAA and a 0.894 save percentage (10/24/09-11/13/09)…Made 40 saves on 43 shots and stopped five of six shooters in the shootout to lead Grand Rapids to a 4-3 win over Lake Erie, 12/11/09…Made 40 saves during a 4-3 shootout loss at Hamilton, 3/13/10...Made 25 saves on 26 shots during the Griffins’ 6-1 home-finale win over Lake Erie, 4/10/10…Went 2-2 in shootouts, stopping 13 of 21 attempts (61.9%)…Registered a 2-1-0 record with a 4.48 GAA and 0.864 save percentage in four games with Toledo, 1/2/10-1/16/10. 2008-09: Named to the OHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team and earned the victory in the OHL All-Star Game, 2/4/09…Selected as an OHL Second-Team All-Star…Was runner-up for OHL Goaltender of the Year, finishing just 37 voting points behind winner Mike Murphy…Earned a 17-10-4 record with a 2.23 GAA, a 0.926 save percentage and three shutouts through 31 games with Guelph….Traded mid-season to Brampton, where he registered a 17-6-0 mark with a 1.94 GAA, a 0.929 save percentage and four shutouts through 23 outings…With his combined numbers, he paced the OHL with seven shutouts and ranked second in the league with a 2.11 GAA and a 0.927 save percentage…Tied for fourth in the OHL with 34 wins and 54 games played…Led Brampton to the OHL Finals, where it fell to Windsor in five games…Led all OHL goaltenders during the playoffs with 21 games played and 1,284 minutes played, while ranking sixth with a 2.90 GAA…Played for the United States at the World Junior Championship in Ottawa prior to joining Brampton…Received OHL Goaltender of the Month honors for January…Tied a Brampton record with a nine-game winning streak, 1/11/09-2/6/09. 2007-08: Named Guelph’s Most Valuable Player after earning a 25-17-6 record with four shutouts, a 2.50 GAA and a 0.914 save percentage in 51 games…Tied for the OHL lead in shutouts and ranked among the leaders in GAA (4th), save percentage (6th), wins (8th) and games played (T5th)…Honored as the Storm’s nominee for the OHL’s Bobby Smith Award as the league’s top academic player for the second straight season…Named an OHL Third Team All-Star for the second straight year…Selected as the OHL Goaltender of the Month for December…Registered a 1.91 GAA through 10 playoff contests with Guelph to rank second in the league. 2006-07: Named to the OHL’s All-Rookie Team after posting a 26-18-10 mark and tying for the league lead with five shutouts in 55 games for Guelph…Placed among the OHL’s goaltending leaders with a 2.39 GAA (2nd) and a 0.918 save percentage (4th)…Tied for eighth in the league in wins and ninth in games played…Played for the silver medal-winning United States squad at the World U18 Championship in Finland…Was a member of the OHL Western Conference All-Star Team…Named to the OHL Scholastic Team.

Personal: Has one sister, Diane…Best friend in hockey is Griffins equipment manager Brad Thompson…Greatest hockey memory is winning the 2013 Calder Cup…Started playing hockey at age four as a forward…Hockey nickname is TomCat…Hockey idol as a youth was Dominik Hasek…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his parents because they taught him to work hard…After his playing career ends, plans to do something in hockey or police work…First job was working as a scorekeeper…Proudest achievement is playing in the NHL…Favorite charities are the MS Society and the National Stroke Foundation…The most exciting things he’s ever done is ride a boat through the Grand Canyon…An interesting fact about him is he has a brief clip in the pilot of Shameless…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be a country singer…Also played baseball, soccer, basketball and roller hockey growing up…Once met Sam Hunt…Enjoys Italian food…Favorite music artist is Garth Brooks…Favorite movie is Lucky Number Slevin…Favorite television show is The Blacklist…Favorite website is TSN…Favorite author is Dan Brown…Favorite vacation spot is home…Enjoys baseball, card games, chess, comedy, cooking, darts, golf and movies.


Games Played: 46, 2013-14 Losing Streak (Regulation): 6, twice (MR: 10/9/15-11/14/15)
Wins: 24, 2013-14 Winless Streak: 11, 12/18/09-3/13/10
Shutouts: 2, twice (MR: 2013-14) Saves, Game: 49, 3/10/17 CHA at MB
Consecutive Starts: 12, 3/20/12-4/13/12 Shots Faced, Game: 50, 3/10/17 CHA at MB
Consecutive Games Played: 20, 12/11/13-1/25/14 Goals Against, Game: 7, 10/18/09 GR at SA
Winning Streak: 7, twice (MR: 11/5/16-3/25/17)  
AHL Game: 10/3/09 GR at PEO (3-1 W, 23 saves) NHL Game: 3/30/11 DET vs. STL (3-10 ND, 5 saves)
AHL Win: 10/3/09 GR at PEO (3-1 W, 23 saves) NHL Win: 1/18/15 DET vs. BUF (6-4 W, 7 saves)
AHL Shutout: 11/10/10 GR at MIL (0-1 SOL, 23 saves) NHL Shutout: N/A

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/SOL GAA SO GP W L GAA SO
2005-06 Wheatfield EmJHL 24 2 19 3 4.52 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Guelph OHL 55 26 18 10 2.39 5 4 0 4 4.38 0
2007-08 Guelph OHL 51 25 17 6 2.50 4 10 5 5 1.91 1
2008-09 Guelph OHL 31 17 10 4 2.23 3 -- -- -- -- --
  Brampton OHL 23 17 6 0 1.94 4 21 13 8 2.90 1
2009-10 Grand Rapids AHL 32 10 16 2 3.48 0 -- -- -- -- --
  Toledo ECHL 4 2 1 0 4.48 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Grand Rapids AHL 22 6 12 2 3.33 1 -- -- -- -- --
  Toledo ECHL 23 11 9 2 2.76 3 -- -- -- -- --
  Detroit NHL 1 0 0 0 12.00 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Toledo ECHL 15 6 6 2 2.62 0 -- -- -- -- --
  Grand Rapids AHL 28 11 16 0 3.49 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Grand Rapids AHL 31 18 11 2 2.63 2 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Grand Rapids AHL 46 24 12 4 2.30 2 1 0 0 3.50 0
2014-15 Grand Rapids AHL 37 19 11 6 2.40 1 15 9 6 2.55 0
  Detroit NHL 2 1 0 0 0.91 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 Grand Rapids AHL 30 15 13 0 2.42 1 7 3 3 2.39 0
  Toledo ECHL 1 1 0 0 3.00 0 -- -- -- -- --
2016-17 Adirondack ECHL 5 3 1 1 2.97 0 -- -- -- -- --
  Stockton AHL 1 1 0 0 1.50 0 -- -- -- -- --
  Charlotte AHL 17 11 2 4 2.10 5 2 2 2.87 1  
  NHL TOTALS 3 1 0 0 2.96 0 -- -- -- -- --
  GRIFFINS TOTALS 226 103 91 16 2.84 6 16 9 6 2.59 0
  AHL TOTALS 244 115 93 20 2.73 8 28 14 11 2.58 1
  PRO TOTALS 295 139 110 25 2.75 11 28 14 11 2.58 1


# Name POS
30 Tom McCollum G
31 Jared Coreau G
34 Justin Fazio G


# Name POS
2 Joe Hicketts D
4 Libor Sulak D
5 Robbie Russo D
9 Vili Saarijarvi D
13 Filip Hronek D
17 Marcus Crawford D
18 Brian Lashoff D
20 Dan Renouf D
44 Dennis Cholowski D
52 Dylan McIlrath D


# Name POS
10 Ben Street C
15 Turner Elson C/LW
19 Luke Esposito C/LW
23 Dominic Turgeon C
25 Axel Holmstrom C/LW
26 Eric Tangradi LW
28 Matt Lorito LW
45 Colin Campbell RW
47 Corey Elkins C
55 Matthew Ford RW
65 Dominik Shine RW
73 Matt Puempel RW
77 Evgeny Svechnikov RW