The Detroit Red Wings today recalled goaltender Tom McCollum
from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and placed goaltender Jimmy Howard
on injured reserve.
McCollum, 25, has appeared in 21 games for Grand Rapids during his sixth AHL season, posting a 10-8-3 record with a 2.33 goals-against average and a 0.911 save percentage and has won each of his last five starts, dating back to Dec. 27. In 2013-14, McCollum enjoyed his best professional season, posting career highs in wins (24), goals-against average (2.30) and save percentage (0.922), along with two shutouts. The Cambria, N.Y., native has played 180 games for the Griffins since 2009-10, sporting a 79-75-13 record, a 2.87 goals-against average, a 0.900 save percentage and five shutouts. McCollum was also a member of Grand Rapids’ 2013 Calder Cup championship team.
Originally drafted by Detroit in the first round (30th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, McCollum has appeared in one NHL game with the Red Wings, making five saves in a relief effort on March 30, 2011 against the St. Louis Blues. He also made 42 appearances for the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye between 2009-12, posting a 19-16-4 record, a 2.84 goals-against average and a 0.905 save percentage. Prior to turning professional, McCollum played in 160 OHL games with the Guelph Storm and Brampton Battalion from 2006-09, with an 85-51-20 record, a 2.33 goals-against average, a 0.920 save percentage and 16 shutouts. He was named to the OHL Third All-Star Team in 2007 and 2008 and the OHL Second All-Star Team in 2009.