Detroit Recalls Goaltender Calvin Pickard

With Howard injured and Bernier ill, the Wings need somebody for their Philly game on Friday

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.