VEGAS (October 5, 2017) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, October 5, the following roster transactions: Brandon Pirri has cleared waivers and has been assigned to the American Hockey League's Chicago Wolves and the team has placed goaltender Calvin Pickard on waivers.
Pickard started two games for the Golden Knights during the preseason, going 0-1-1 with a 4.00 goals-against-average. Pickard was acquired by Vegas in the 2017 Expansion Draft from the Colorado Avalanche.
Brandon Pirri, Forward
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Weight: 183 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the second round (59th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft
-Signed a two-way, one-year contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on October 4, 2017
-Appeared in 60 NHL games with the New York Rangers during the 2016-17 season and finished with 18 points (8G, 10A)
-Has played parts of nine seasons with four NHL teams, totaling 226 games and recording 98 career points (57G, 41A)
-Made NHL debut on Oct, 9, 2010 after signing an entry level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks
Calvin Pickard, Goaltender
Birthplace: Moncton, New Brunswick
Weight: 200 lbs.
Draft: Selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round (49th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft
-Made preseason debut for Golden Knights at San Jose (Sept. 21, 2017)
-Has 28 wins in 74 NHL starts
-Made NHL debut on October 16, 2014 in relief of starter Reto Berra
-Has a 2.77 GAA and .914 SV% in 86 career NHL games
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