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Red Wings sign G Calvin Pickard to Two Year Contract

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After being reported last night, the deal has been confirmed: Detroit has signed Calvin Pickard to a two year deal.

As per Capfriendly.com, the two year deal has an AAV for $700k, which is the league minimum.

Reportedly, he’s being signed to compete with Jonathan Bernier for the backup position to Jimmy Howard.

The 27-year-old played 17 NHL games last year for Arizona and Philadelphia. He didn’t perform very well, putting up a -6.42 GSAA (Goals Saved Above Average).


At league-minimum, this looks like a very low-risk gamble on a goalie.

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