Calvin Pickard | Goaltender

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Fri. Oct 24, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Pickard was assigned to AHL Lake Erie on Friday, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports. Impact: Pickard had been on hand for the last three games while Semyon Varlamov (groin) and Reto Berra (neck) dealt with injuries, but with both players now healthy, he'll head back to the minors. The 22-year-old Pickard predictably struggled in his first taste of NHL action, going 0-2 with a 3.65 GAA and .889 save percentage in his two appearances.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Oct 19, 2014
News: Pickard made 33 saves Saturday against the Habs. Impact: Pickard made his first career NHL start and his postgame comments reflected that. "It was crazy," Pickard said. "Playing at the Bell Centre, coming out to that music. You watch it on TV all the time. It's special. And to be in the net starting at the other end against Carey Price, it's a pretty cool feeling. It was a good experience for me, but not the result we wanted."(STATS, 2:30pm)
Oct 19, 2014
News: Pickard took the loss in his first NHL start Saturday versus the Canadiens, surrendering three goals on 36 shots. Impact: Pickard was excellent throughout most of the night, but as was the case when he replaced Reto Berra (neck) early in Thursday's game, he was done in by one bad period. After Pickard stopped their first 20 shots, the Habs tallied all three of their scores in a 14-minute span during the second period. Considering Pickard's lack of experience as well as the harsh road environment of Montreal's Bell Centre, the Avs have to be satisfied with how he performed. In the event Berra is unable to play Tuesday against the Panthers, Pickard figures to receive a second consecutive start.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Oct 18, 2014
News: Pickard will make his first career NHL start Saturday against the Canadiens, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Impact: With Reto Berra (neck) limited to off-ice work at Saturday's morning skate, the Avs will turn the net over to Pickard, who relieved an injured Berra on Thursday night. Pickard fared well for the first two periods of action Thursday before melting down late in the loss to the Canadiens. The lack of an NHL track record makes it difficult to justify rolling with Pickard on Saturday outside of deeper formats, especially with one of the league's top netminders in Carey Price opposing him.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 17, 2014
News: After Reto Berra was injured early, Pickard stopped 23 shots in his NHL debut, a 5-3 loss to Ottawa on Thursday night. Impact: With Berra's status is unknown, Pickard might get another start in Colorado's visit to Montreal on Saturday.(STATS, 3:48pm)
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Pickard, who had been recalled earlier in the day to back up Reto Berra in Semyon Varlamov's (groin) absence, ended up being pressed into action just a couple minutes into Thursday's game against the Sens, when Berra was forced from the game with a leg injury. He stopped 23 of 27 shot attempts in a losing effort. Impact: With both the Avs' top minders out of commission in the short term, it seems quite possible that Pickard -- the Avs' second-round pick in 2010 -- has another start or two ahead of him. He'd gotten off to a hot start for AHL Lake Erie, posting a .952 save mark over two games, but was understandably shaky in his NHL debut.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Pickard was recalled from AHL Lake Erie on Thursday, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports. Impact: With the Avs moving Semyon Varlamov to injured reserve earlier in the day, Pickard will join the Avs to serve as the backup to Reto Berra. Colorado is expected to start Berra in all three games before Varlamov's projected return Oct. 24 against the Canucks, so it's very likely that Pickard never sees the ice during his stay with the parent club.(RotoWire, )
Calvin Pickard
2014-15 Season
W-L-O
0-2-0
GAA
3.65
SV%
.889
SO
0
Bio
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 195  Age: 22
Born: 4/15/1992, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Shoots: left
Drafted: 2010 - Rd 2
(49th overall by the Avalanche)
Injury Status
No Current Injury