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McCollum agrees to AHL contract

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Monday announced that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Tom McCollum to a one-year AHL contract.

McCollum, 23, set career bests last season in wins (18), goals against average (2.63), save percentage (0.904) and shutouts (2) and posted an 18-11-2 record in 31 appearances, helping the Griffins capture the Midwest Division title, en route to their first Calder Cup championship. The fifth-year pro ranks among the franchise’s all-time goaltending leaders with 113 games played (3rd), 6,320:02 minutes (3rd), 45 wins (T5th), 2,728 saves (3rd), three shutouts (T9th) and five shootout wins (7th).

Detroit’s first choice (30th overall) in the 2008 NHL draft, McCollum also appeared in 42 games for the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye from 2009-12, sporting a 19-16-4 record with a 2.84 GAA and three shutouts. The Sanborn, N.Y., native made his NHL debut with the Red Wings on March 30, 2011, making five saves in a relief effort aganst St. Louis.

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