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03-17-2013, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by henchman24 View Post
Pickard only played on terrible teams, the talent was always there. I'll be very surprised if he isn't a starter in the NHL someday. When JSG leaves after next season Pickard will be our backup.
To expand on that, Pickard currently holds the WHL record for most career saves.

Vancouver, B.C. – Calvin Pickard of the Seattle Thunderbirds became the WHL’s All-Time leader in career saves on Sunday night in Vancouver, B.C.

The 19-year-old from Winnipeg, MB, stopped 42 of 45 shots he faced in a 3-2 setback to the Giants, giving him 6,959 career saves, eclipsing the previous long-held record of 6,958 saves set by former Thunderbirds netminder Danny Lorenz (1986-1990).
Pickard Sets WHL Career Saves Mark

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