Calvert Retires From NHL After Ten Years

Forward Matt Calvert has hung up his skates following ten years and 566 games played with the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Colorado Avalanche.

The 31 year old was limited to 18 games last season due to post concussion syndrome. He was originally a fifth-round pick by the Blue Jackets in 2008 and made his NHL debut with Columbus in 2011 before joining the Avalanche as a free agent in 2018. He retires having scored 95 goals and 203 points in the regular season and 17 more points in 32 playoff games. In terms of regular season goals, he was five short of his 100th career tally.

Of his playoff markers, none was highlighted other than his game-winning-goal that he scored back in Game 2 of the 2014 First Round Series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. That gave the Blue Jackets their first playoff win in franchise history.

2021-07-10 03:10CBSUndisclosedProbable for start of season
2021-05-29 18:10USAUpper BodyI-R: Calvert is on the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury, and he is expected to miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season..
2021-05-21 12:10CBSUndisclosedExpected to be out until at least May 25
2021-05-12 15:10CBSUndisclosedIR. Expected to be out until at least May 16
2021-04-28 15:10USAUpper BodyI-R: Calvert is on the injured reserve list with an upper-body injury, and it is unclear how long he will be idle..
2021-04-20 14:10CBSUndisclosedIR. Expected to be out until at least Apr 26
2021-04-12 14:10CBSUndisclosedIR. Expected to be out until at least Apr 14
2021-02-13 21:14TSNUpper BodyIR, Upper-body injury
2020-02-18 02:10ESPNLower BodyCalvert (lower body) will be sidelined at least “a couple weeks” according to coach Jared Bednar, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
2019-12-09 01:40ESPNUndisclosedday-to-day
2019-12-01 02:40ESPNUpper BodyCalvert (upper body) may accompany the Avalanche on their upcoming road trip, AJ Haefele of DNVR reports.
2019-11-20 03:10ESPNUpper BodyCalvert (upper body) is now showing on injured reserve, per the NHL’s media site.
2019-05-11 03:10ESPNUndisclosedout
2019-05-02 02:10ESPNUpper BodyCalvert (upper body) is considered questionable for Thursday’s Game 4 against San Jose, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
2018-09-24 13:40NBCUndisclosedMuscle strain (day-to-day)
2018-03-13 03:10ESPNUndisclosedCalvert will sit out Monday’s contest with Montreal due to an illness, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
2017-12-02 03:10ESPNUpper BodyCalvert (upper body) was a full participant in Thursday’s practice, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
2017-11-07 03:10ESPNUpper BodyCalvert (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
2017-04-16 03:10ESPNSuspendedCalvert has been suspended one game for his cross-check to Tom Kuhnhackl.
2017-03-04 09:10ESPNUndisclosedCalvert (oblique) was able to skate on his own Friday, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
2017-02-25 03:10ESPNUndisclosedCalvert will be sidelined week-to-week due to an oblique strain he sustained during Sunday’s loss to the Predators.
2016-12-03 03:10ESPNUpper BodyCalvert (upper body) skated before Thursday’s game and could return to the lineup Saturday against the Coyotes, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
2016-11-24 02:40ESPNUpper BodyCalvert (upper body) will miss Wednesday’s game against the Flames.
2016-01-22 03:10ESPNKneeCalvert (knee) was able to skate but was held out of contact drills during Wednesday’s practice, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
2016-01-01 04:10FOXKneeSprained knee