The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has signed goaltender Calvin Pickard to a one-year contract worth $800 thousand.
Pickard, 26, made one start for the Maple Leafs last season while posting a 21-9-1 record with a 2.31 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in 33 appearances with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies. Pickard also played in three playoff games for the Marlies during their run to the Calder Cup championship.
Pickard was acquired by the Maple Leafs in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights on October 6, 2017. In 87 career NHL games, the Moncton, New Brunswick native owns a record of 28-44-7 with a 2.78 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage. He was originally selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round (49th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.
Pickard has also represented Canada internationally at the 2016 and 2017 World Championships. In 2016, he appeared in two games for Canada and registered a 2-0 record with a 0.50 goals-against average and a .971 save percentage, capturing a gold medal. In 2017, he appeared in seven of Canada’s 10 games and posted a record of 5-2-0 with a 1.49 goals-against average and .938 save percentage, earning a silver medal.