Seattle Thunderbirds Player Profiles

Calvin Pickard is the Seattle Thunderbirds Player of the Week.

Calvin Pickard is the Seattle Thunderbirds Player of the Week.

In August of 2009 Calvin started his hockey season by playing in the 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament in the Czech Republic and Slovakia with Team Canada. He helped Team Canada win a gold medal in the U-18 tournament. In his second season with the Thunderbirds Calvin played 3,688 minutes in 62 games finishing with a 16-34-7-5 record, including three shutouts. He had two games during the season, both against Tri-Cities, in which he made 50 or more saves. The first took place October 2, 2009, when he made 57 saves in a 1-0 shutout . The second was December 11, 2009, when he made 54 saves. Pickard ended the season with 3.09 goals against average and .907 save percentage. In the 2010 NHL draft Pickard was selected in the second round and 49th overall by The Colorado Avalanche.

In Calvin’s rookie season in goal for Thunderbirds, he played a total of 2,694 minutes in 47 games. He finished with a record of 23-16-1-4 and three shutouts. He had a personal best 36 saves on December 13, 2008 vs. Spokane, and once again vs. Kelowna on January 31 2009. Calvin ended the regular season with a goals against average of 3.05 and a save percentage of .896. During the playoffs Calvin played in all five games, posting a 1-4 record with a .915 save percentage and 3.03 goals against average.

Hometown: Winnipeg, Man

Birthdate: 1992-04-15

Height 6'0"

Weight 197

Shoots/Catches: Left

Position: Goaltender

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