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Detroit recalls Calvin Pickard

Goaltender has won five-of-six games in Grand Rapids

by Kyle Kujawa /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today recalled goaltender Calvin Pickard from the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins under emergency conditions.

Pickard has made 24 appearances for Grand Rapids this season and owns a 13-8-3 record, 2.90 goals-against average, 0.902 save percentage and two shutouts, having won five of his last six appearances with the Griffins dating back to Dec. 11 including a 1-0 shutout win over the Manitoba Moose on Friday. Pickard, 27, made his Red Wings debut on Nov. 29 at Philadelphia, which marked the first of his two NHL appearances this season. Over parts of six NHL seasons, Pickard has a 32-52-9 record, 2.97 goal-against average, 0.906 save percentage and four shutouts with the Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs, Flyers, Arizona Coyotes and Red Wings. He has also appeared in 224 career AHL games since 2011-12 with the Lake Erie Monsters, San Antonio Rampage, Toronto Marlies, Tucson Roadrunners and Griffins, posting a 106-79-18 record, 2.64 goals-against average, 0.913 save percentage and 14 shutouts. Pickard also won a 2018 Calder Cup championship with Toronto.

Originally a second-round pick (49th overall) of the Avalanche in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Pickard signed a two-year contract with Detroit on July 1, 2019. The Moncton, New Brunswick, native is the Western Hockey League's all-time leader in saves (7,727) and minutes (14,025), combining for a 91-120-27 record, 3.29 goals-against average, 0.909 save percentage and 12 shutouts in four seasons with the Seattle Thunderbirds (2008-12). He has also represented Canada at the 2016 and 2017 IIHF World Championships, winning a gold and silver medal, respectively.

Calvin Pickard, Goalie

Born Apr 15 1992 -- Moncton, NB

Height 6.01 -- Weight 208 -- Shoots L

Selected by Colorado Avalanche round 2 #49 overall 2010 NHL Entry Draft

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