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31 Calvin Pickard

G | Shoots: L | 6-1 | 210 | DOB: 4/15/92 | Age: 28 | Birthplace: Moncton, New Brunswick | Drafted: Colorado's 2nd choice, 49th overall, in 2010 NHL Entry Draft

Season Stats

Season GP MIN SO GAA W L OT SVS SA SAV % SOA SOGA SO %
2019-20 Regular Season 33 1953 3 2.86 17 12 4 869 962 0.903 6 3 0.500
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Second season as a Griffin…Ninth year pro…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Colorado (NHL), 3/25/11…Signed to an amateur tryout by Lake Erie, 3/28/11…Released from amateur tryout by Lake Erie, 4/26/11…Assigned to Lake Erie by Colorado, 10/11/12…Recalled from Lake Erie by Colorado, 2/15/13…Assigned to Lake Erie by Colorado, 2/17/13…Recalled from Lake Erie by Colorado, 3/2/13…Assigned to Lake Erie by Colorado, 3/3/13…Recalled from Lake Erie by Colorado, 4/22/13…Assigned to Lake Erie by Colorado, 9/22/13…Recalled from Lake Erie by Colorado, 4/20/14…Assigned to Lake Erie by Colorado, 10/1/14…Recalled from Lake Erie by Colorado, 10/16/14…Assigned to Lake Erie by Colorado, 10/23/14…Recalled from Lake Erie by Colorado, 11/17/14…Assigned to Lake Erie by Colorado, 12/2/14…Recalled from Lake Erie by Colorado, 12/8/14…Assigned to Lake Erie by Colorado, 12/28/14…Recalled from Lake Erie by Colorado, 1/11/15…Assigned to Lake Erie by Colorado, 1/24/15…Recalled from Lake Erie by Colorado, 3/9/15…Assigned to Lake Erie by Colorado, 3/12/15…Re-signed to a one-year contract by Colorado, 8/6/15…Assigned to San Antonio by Colorado, 9/30/15…Recalled from San Antonio by Colorado, 11/11/15…Assigned to San Antonio by Colorado, 11/22/15…Recalled from San Antonio by Colorado, 12/25/15…Re-signed to a two-year contract by Colorado, 7/5/16…Claimed from Colorado by Vegas in NHL Expansion Draft, 6/21/17…Traded to Toronto by Vegas in exchange for Tobias Lindberg and a sixth-round selection in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, 10/6/17…Assigned to Toronto (AHL) by Toronto (NHL), 10/6/17…Recalled from Toronto (AHL) by Toronto (NHL), 12/29/17…Assigned to Toronto (AHL) by Toronto (NHL), 1/2/18…Re-signed to a one-year contract by Toronto, 6/20/18…Claimed off waivers from Toronto by Philadelphia, 10/2/18…Claimed off waivers from Philadelphia by Arizona, 11/29/18…Assigned to Tucson by Arizona for conditioning, 1/1/19…Recalled from Tucson by Arizona, 1/13/19…Signed to a two-year contract by Detroit, 7/1/19…Assigned by Detroit, 9/29/19…Recalled by Detroit, 11/28/19…Assigned by Detroit, 12/1/19…Recalled by Detroit, 12/19/19…Assigned by Detroit, 12/23/19…Recalled by Detroit, 12/26/19…Assigned by Detroit, 12/30/19…Recalled by Detroit, 1/12/20…Assigned by Detroit, 1/22/20…Recalled by Detroit, 1/25/20…Assigned by Detroit, 2/1/20.

Career Highlights: 2018 Calder Cup champion with Toronto…Won the Harry Holmes Memorial Award, awarded to the goaltending tandem with the lowest goals against average (2.24), alongside Garret Sparks with Toronto in 2017-18…Made his NHL debut with Colorado on Oct. 16, 2014 at Ottawa…Represented Canada at the 2016 and 2017 IIHF World Championships, winning a gold and silver, respectively…Became the first goalie in NHL history to record his first two wins in relief in back-to-back team games on Nov. 22 and Nov. 25, 2014…Finished his junior career with Seattle as the Western Hockey League’s all-time leader in minutes (14,025) and saves (7,727).

2018-19: Appeared in 17 NHL games between Arizona and Philadelphia, and skated in four games with the Tucson Roadrunners…Claimed off waivers by Philadelphia from Toronto on Oct. 2 and showed a 4-2-2 record with a 4.01 GAA, a 0.863 save percentage and one shutout in 11 games for the Flyers…Claimed off waivers by Arizona from Philadelphia on Nov. 29 and tallied a 0-4-0 mark to go along with a 3.61 GAA and a 0.892 save percentage in six contests for the Coyotes…Played in four games with Tucson, compiling a 3-0-0 record alongside a 3.47 GAA and a 0.889 save mark…Four AHL games marked his lowest in a season since turning pro and appearing in two at the end of the 2011-12 campaign…Shut out the New York Rangers behind 31 saves, 11/23/18…Made 42 saves while appearing in his 100th NHL game, 2/5/19 at NSH.

2017-18: Calder Cup champion with the Toronto Marlies…Recorded a 21-9-2 mark, a career-high 2.31 GAA, a career high-tying 0.918 save percentage and one shutout in 33 appearances with the Marlies…Claimed the AHL’s Harry Holmes Memorial Award, awarded to the goaltending tandem with the lowest GAA (2.24), alongside Garret Sparks…Ranked among the AHL’s goalie leaders in GAA (7th), save percentage (12th) and wins (T9th)…In his Calder Cup Playoff debut, totaled a 1-0 record, a 1.00 GAA and a 0.956 save percentage in three games…In his team debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs and lone NHL game of the season, stopped 24 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss, 12/29/17 at COL…Enjoyed a career-high eight-game winning streak, posting a 1.17 GAA and a 0.955 save percentage in that span, 11/5/17-12/15/17…During a seven-game winning streak, notched a 1.15 GAA and a 0.957 save percentage, 1/6/18-2/17/18.

2016-17
: Spent his first full season in the NHL, appearing in an NHL career-high 50 games with Colorado…Posted a 15-31-2 record to go along with a 2.98 GAA, a 0.904 save percentage and two shutouts…Enjoyed a career-high three-game winning streak to start his season from 10/17/16-11/5/16, which included a 32-save shutout on 11/5/16 vs. MIN…Made a season-high 41 saves, 11/19/16 at MIN…Helped Canada win the silver medal at the 2017 IIHF World Championship after possessing a 1.49 GAA and a 0.938 save percentage in seven games.

2015-16
: Split the campaign between Colorado and its AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage…Played in 20 games with the Avalanche, showing a 7-6-1 record, a 2.56 GAA, a 0.922 save percentage and one shutout…Made 21 appearances with the Rampage and was good for a 9-8-4 record, a 2.75 GAA, a 0.917 save percentage and one shutout…Among NHL rookie goaltenders (min. 10 GP), ranked fifth in GAA, second in save percentage and tied for fourth in shutouts…Named the AHL Goaltender of the Month for October 2015 after finishing with a 5-0-1 record, a 1.79 GAA, a 0.946 save percentage and one shutout in six appearances…Equaled an AHL career high by starting 11 consecutive games, 11/24/15-12/17/15…Set a Colorado Avalanche single-period saves record with 24 saves in the third period, 3/3/16 vs. FLA…Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship while showing a 0.50 GAA and a 0.971 save percentage in two games.

2014-15
: Played in an AHL career-high 50 games with the Lake Erie Monsters…Notched a career-high 23 wins as part of a 23-17-9 record to go along with a 2.61 GAA, a 0.917 save mark and three shutouts…Made his NHL debut with Colorado and tallied a 6-7-3 record, a 2.35 GAA and a 0.932 save percentage in 16 appearances…Ranked among the AHL’s goalie leaders in games played (6th), wins (T10th), save percentage (T19th) and shutouts (T15th) and with 2942:58 minutes (5th)…Among NHL rookie netminders (min. 10 GP), placed sixth in GAA and third in save percentage…Recorded 23 saves during a 5-3 loss in his NHL debut, 10/16/14 at OTT…Collected 17 saves in a 4-3 victory for his first NHL win, 11/22/14 vs. CAR…Became the first goaltender in NHL history to record his first two wins in relief in back-to-back team games on Nov. 22 and Nov. 25…Made an NHL career-high 47 saves, 12/18/14 at PIT…Established an AHL career high by making 11 consecutive starts, 3/25/15-4/16/15…Appeared in a career-high 13 straight AHL games, 3/25/15-4/18/15…Stopped an AHL career-high 47 shots while facing a career high-tying 49 shots, 4/11/15 at ADK.

2013-14: Played in 43 games with Lake Erie during his second full AHL season, showing a 16-18-7 record, a 2.85 GAA, a 0.906 save percentage and two shutouts…Ranked among the AHL’s goalie leaders with 43 games played (T16th) and 2444:57 minutes (16th)…Paced Lake Erie in wins…Matched a career high by facing 49 shots, 3/29/14 at CHI.

2012-13: In his first full professional season with Lake Erie, posted a 20-19-5 record, a 2.47 GAA, a career-high 0.918 save percentage and a career-high five shutouts…Among rookie AHL netminders, ranked sixth in GAA, fifth in save percentage, fifth in wins, second in shutouts and tied for second in games played while placing second in minutes (2,749:16)…Among all AHL goalies, finished 16th in GAA, tied for 15th in save percentage, 17th in wins, tied for sixth in shutouts, tied for 10th in games played and 11th in minutes…Earned his first AHL shutout behind 40 saves, 10/14/12 at TOR…Notched two four-game winning streaks, 12/29/12-1/10/13 and 4/5/13-4/20/13.

2011-12
: In his final Western Hockey League season with the Seattle Thunderbirds, recorded a 25-37-2 mark alongside a 3.59 GAA, a 0.906 save percentage and five shutouts in 64 games…After his junior campaign concluded, joined the Lake Erie Monsters for a pair of games, picking up one win while showing a 3.12 GAA and a 0.892 save percentage…Became the WHL’s all-time leader in saves (7,727) and minutes (14,025)…Led all WHL goalies with 3,630 minutes and 2,085 saves while tying for the lead in games played and shutouts…Ranked 13th in save percentage…Named the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Nov. 20 after stopping 90 of 93 shots, including a shutout, during a pair of victories on Nov. 18 and 19…Made his professional debut, stopping all eight shots while playing 16:59 in relief, 3/31/12 at TEX…Earned his first AHL win by making 25 saves on 29 shots, 4/1/12 at TEX.

2010-11: Finished with a 27-33-8 record, a 3.36 GAA, a 0.916 save percentage and one shutout in a junior career-high 68 games with Seattle…Named to the WHL Western Conference Second All-Star Team…Registered the third-highest single-season saves total (2,443) in WHL history…Led the WHL in games played, minutes (4013) and saves, while tying for eighth in save percentage.

2009-10: Collected a 16-34-12 record, a 3.09 GAA, a 0.914 save percentage and three shutouts in 62 games with Seattle…Named to the WHL Western Conference First All-Star Team after leading the league in games played, minutes (3,688) and saves (2,017), while placing seventh in save percentage and tied for 12th in shutouts…Named the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Nov. 15 after going 3-0-0 with two shutouts in three games…Participated in the CHL Top Prospects Game…Represented Canada at the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships, appearing in six games and registering a 2.87 GAA and a 0.894 save percentage.

2008-09
: In his inaugural WHL season, compiled a 23-16-5 record, a 3.05 GAA, a 0.896 save percentage and three shutouts in 47 appearances with Seattle…Ranked 12th in the league in wins, 16th in games played, 15th in minutes (2,694) and tied for 10th in shutouts…Named the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the period ending Oct. 14 after going 1-0-1 and stopping 44 of 45 shots in two games.

Personal: Lives in Winnipeg during the offseason…Married his wife, Courtney, in summer 2018…Has one dog named Ari, a mini Aussie…Has a sister Kelly and his older brother Chet is a goalie who plays professionally in Germany…Best friend in hockey is Dylan McIlrath…Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship and a Calder Cup with Toronto in 2018…Started playing hockey at the age of six and his first position was as a forward…Hockey nickname is Picks…Hockey idol as a youth was Curtis Joseph…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been Paul Fricker, a goalie coach, because he’s easy to talk to and always thinks things through…Favorite charities are the Special Olympics and anything that supports dogs…Exciting places he’s visited recently include Greece and Italy…Also speaks a little French…Played baseball and basketball growing up…Favorite quote is “get it done”…Favorite food is popcorn…Favorite music artist is Luke Combs…Favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber…Favorite vacation spots are Greece and Italy…Favorite sport to watch other than hockey is football.

Career Stats

Season Team League GP W L OTL/SOL GAA SO GP W L GAA SO
2008-09 Seattle WHL 47 23 16 5 3.05 3 5 1 4 3.03 0
2009-10 Seattle WHL 62 16 34 12 3.09 3 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Seattle WHL 68 27 33 8 3.36 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Seattle WHL 64 25 37 2 3.59 5 -- -- -- -- --
Lake Erie AHL 2 1 0 0 3.12 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Lake Erie AHL 47 20 19 5 2.47 5 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Lake Erie AHL 43 16 18 7 2.85 2 -- -- -- -- --
2014-15 Lake Erie AHL 50 23 17 9 2.61 3 -- -- -- -- --
Colorado NHL 16 6 7 3 2.35 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015-16 San Antonio AHL 21 9 8 4 2.75 1 -- -- -- -- --
Colorado NHL 20 7 6 1 2.56 1 -- -- -- -- --
2016-17 Colorado NHL 50 15 31 2 2.98 2 -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 Toronto AHL 33 21 9 2 2.31 1 3 1 0 1.00 0
Toronto NHL 1 0 0 1 3.83 0 -- -- -- -- --
2018-19 Tucson AHL 4 3 0 0 3.47 0 -- -- -- -- --
Philadelphia NHL 11 4 2 2 4.01 1 -- -- -- -- --
Arizona NHL 6 0 4 0 3.61 0 -- -- -- -- --
2019-20 Grand Rapids AHL 33 17 12 4 2.86 3 -- -- -- -- --
Detroit NHL 3 0 2 0 5.46 0 -- -- -- -- --
NHL TOTALS 107 32 52 9 3.00 4 -- -- -- -- --
GRIFFINS TOTALS 33 17 12 4 2.86 3 -- -- -- -- --
AHL TOTALS 233 110 83 31 2.64 15 3 1 0 1.00 0
PRO TOTALS 340 142 135 40 2.75 19 3 1 0 1.00 0

AHL Career Highs

  • Games Played 50, 2014-15
  • Wins 23, 2014-15
  • Shutouts 5, 2012-13
  • Consecutive Starts 11, twice (MR: 11/24/15-12/17/15)
  • Consecutive Games Played 13, 3/25/15-4/18/15
  • Winning Streak 8, 11/5/17-12/15/17
  • Losing Streak (Regulation) 7, 12/4/15-12/17/15
  • Winless Streak 7, 12/4/15-12/17/15
  • Saves, Game 47, 4/11/15 LE at ADK
  • Shots Faced, Game 49, three times (MR: 4/11/15 LE at ADK)
  • Goals Against, Game 7, 12/26/12 LE at RCH

Career Firsts

  • AHL Game 3/31/12 LE at TEX (0-4 ND, 8 saves)
  • AHL Win 4/1/12 LE at TEX (8-4 W, 25 saves)
  • AHL Shutout 10/14/12 LE at TOR (4-0 W, 40 saves)
  • NHL Game 10/16/14 COL at OTT (3-5 L, 23 saves)
  • NHL Win 11/22/14 COL vs. CAR (4-3 W, 17 saves)
  • NHL Shutout 1/14/16 COL vs. NJ (3-0 W, 27 saves)