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Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy has high praise for Calvin Pickard

Last season Calvin Pickard won the hearts of Colorado Avalanche fans. During his late season call up he played in 16 games, posting a team-leading 2.55 goals against average and a .932 save percentage. Although his record was sub-.500 (6-7) fans could see the future was bright for rookie. When training camp started, there was plenty of buzz surrounding the competition for the backup...
Via Mile High Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche backup goalie competition is awful close right now

In what possibly could be the most impactful decision of the Colorado Avalanche’s preseason, the position of backup goaltender is up for grabs. Semyon Varlamov will be the go-to guy between the pipes for about 65 games, ideally, but with Varly’s sensitive groin, the backup goalie position is more important than ever. The playoff chances for the Avalanche could very well depend...
Via Mile High Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Pickard appears to be Avs No. 2

Goalie Calvin Pickard will be in a Colorado Avalanche sweater for at least another year as he awaits his chance to take over the primary duties behind Semyon Varlamov. The team announced Thursday the new agreement with the 23-year-old goalie. Last season Pickard played in 16 games and had a 6-7 record. He also had three OTLs on the season. He made 511 saves for a. 932 SV percentage...
Via Mile High Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Signs Calvin Pickard

  The Colorado Avalanche have announced they signed restricted free agent goalie Calvin Pickard to a one-year contract. The contract is a two-way contract worth $850,500 at the NHL level. The 23-year old Pickard had a breakthrough season last year as he made his NHL debut while filling in for injured goaltender Semyon Varlamov and pushing backup Reto Berra to regain his form. Pickard...
Via BSN Denver
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche Extend Qualifying Offers to Pickard, Grigorenko and 6 More

  Before tackling the July 1st free agency period, the Colorado Avalanche needed to take care of some business in-house, making qualifying offers to a number of their restricted free agents in advance of this afternoon’s qualifying offer deadline. After revealing this weekend that Joey Hishon would be qualified and Jordan Caron would be let go, the Avalanche, according to...
Via BSN Denver
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 25 Avalanche Under 25: #7 Calvin Pickard

  Calvin Pickard occupies a unique space among the bottom third of our Top 25 Players Under 25. Other than perhaps Dennis Everberg, nobody else in the Top 10 managed to fly quite so far beneath the public’s radar. Pickard was drafted 49th overall in the 2010 NHL draft, but even after he was signed to a three-year deal with the Avalanche, he returned to the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds...
Via BSN Denver
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche G Varlamov to miss game vs. Kings with groin injury

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche will sit goaltender Semyon Varlamov on Tuesday night against Los Angeles after he injured his groin over the weekend. Coach Patrick Roy confirmed after the morning skate that rookie Calvin Pickard will take Varlamov's place in net. Varlamov has started 22 straight games, one away from matching Craig Anderson's mark for most consecutive starts by an...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Trade deadline looms

To keep him or to deal him? That is the question facing Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy for the Colorado Avalanche prior to the trade deadline. The Colorado Avalanche are gearing up for a playoff run, and with the clock ticking away until the trade deadline, all eyes are fixed towards Ryan O’Reilly. O’Reilly is currently on a line with Nathan MacKinnon and Gabe Landeskog, a line that...
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche Injury Update: Varlamov suffers another groin injury, out a 'couple weeks'

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov injured his groin for a third time at practice Monday and will again be shut down, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy told NBC Sports' Pro Hockey Talk. #450683873 / Rookie Calvin Pickard was recalled later Monday and is the scheduled starter Tuesday against the Nashville Predators at the Pepsi Center. Pickard will bypass backup...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Varlamov set to return, Pickard sent back to the minors

Coach Patrick Roy announced Tuesday morning that Semyon Varlamov is set to return from the injured reserve for Thursday’s matchup with the Calgary Flames after missing the last six games with a groin injury. “I had a good practice, but I’ve been skating by myself a lot,” Varlamov said. “So right now I need a good practice with the team. I’m going to get a good practice...
Via Mile High Sports
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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