DETROIT -- It was not the way he might have envisioned it, but Thomas McCollum will never forget his first NHL victory. McCollum, 25, was originally the Red Wings' first-round draft pick (30th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Since then, it's been anything but smooth sailing for McCollum. In the 2009-10 season, McCollum went 10-16-2 with a 3.48 goals-against average and .881...
The Red Wings don't yet know the extent of goaltender Jimmy Howard's injury but a quick return to action does not seem likely. The Wings placed Howard on injured reserve Sunday and recalled goaltender Thomas McCollum from the Grand Rapids (AHL) Griffins to back up Petr Mrazek. McCollum, 25, is 10-8-3 with a 2.33 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage in 21 games with the...
DETROIT -- Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard had to leave after just one period Friday. After making eight saves on nine shots against the New York Islanders, Howard did not return for the second period. The Wings announced that Howard had a lower-body injury and was being taken out as a precaution. Petr Mrazek replaced Howard. Howard is 13-5-7 with a 2.06 goals-against average...
The week leading up to the Winter Classic on New Year's Day will feature a massive Winter Festival taking place at Comerica Park with multiple outdoor games. That means even more specialty equipment for the event. We've already seen Grand Rapids Griffins goaltender Petr Mrazek's adorable snowman pads, now we have Thomas McCollum's tribute to Chris Farley.On the backplate of McCollum...
Grand Rapids Griffins goaltender Thomas McCollum's mask pays tribute to Chris Farley as his famous character from the film "Tommy Boy."
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