The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has signed goaltender Calvin Pickard to a one-year contract for the upcoming 2015-16 season.
Pickard, 23, spent most of this past season with Lake Erie (AHL) but also saw his first NHL action with the Avalanche, appearing in 16 games. He posted a 6-7-3 record with a 2.35 goals-against average and .932 save percentage for Colorado. Pickard, who had five separate stints with the Avalanche throughout the year, was leading the NHL with a .936 Sv% when he was reassigned to Lake Erie at the NHL All-Star Break on Jan. 22. The Moncton, New Brunswick, native appeared in 50 games for the Monsters, compiling a 23-17-9 record with a 2.61 GAA, .917 Sv% and three shutouts.
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