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Detroit recalls goaltender Calvin Pickard

Veteran of 104 NHL games signed with Detroit on July 1

by Kyle Kujawa /

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

Pickard, 27, is in his first season with the organization in 2019-20 and has appeared in 15 games for the Griffins, posting a 7-6-2 record with a 3.00 goals-against average and 0.898 save percentage. He has accumulated 215 appearances in the AHL since 2011-12 with the Lake Erie Monsters, San Antonio Rampage, Toronto Marlies, Tucson Roadrunners and Griffins, logging a 100-77-17 record, 2.64 goals-against average, 0.913 save percentage and 13 shutouts, while winning a 2018 Calder Cup championship with Toronto. Pickard has also played in 104 NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Arizona Coyotes from 2014-19, registering a 32-50-9 record, 2.93 goals-against average, 0.908 save percentage and four shutouts.

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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