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Pickard Recalled

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Sunday recalled goaltender Calvin Pickard from the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Pickard has tallied a 13-8-3 record to go along with a 2.90 goals against average, a 0.902 save percentage and two shutouts in 24 appearances for the Griffins this season. In three victories this week, which included a 23-save shutout on Friday, Pickard posted a 1.33 GAA and a 0.953 save mark. The 27-year-old has suited up in two games for Detroit in 2019-20 and became the 181st Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he recorded 29 saves in his Red Wings debut on Nov. 29 at Philadelphia.

Selected in the second round, 49th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, Pickard has appeared in 106 NHL games with the Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers, Arizona Coyotes and Detroit since debuting in 2014-15 and has posted a 32-52-9 record, a 2.98 GAA, a 0.906 save mark and four shutouts.

A 6-foot-1, 210-pound netminder, Pickard has logged 224 games in the AHL since 2011-12 between the Lake Erie Monsters, San Antonio Rampage, Toronto Marlies, Tucson Roadrunners and Griffins, notching a 106-79-18 record, a 2.64 GAA, a 0.913 save percentage and 14 shutouts. A 2018 Calder Cup champion with Toronto, Pickard and Garret Sparks won the Harry Holmes Memorial Award, awarded to the goaltending duo with the lowest regular season GAA (2.24), in 2017-18.

Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Pickard suited up for Canada at the 2017 and 2016 IIHF World Championships, winning a silver and gold medal, respectively.

The Griffins (17-19-2-2) have won three consecutive and continue their eight-game homestand on Wednesday against the Rockford IceHogs at 7p.m.

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Photo by Sam Iannamico/Griffins

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