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Matt Calvert, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-9

Weight: 188

Born: 1989-12-24

Hometown: Brandon, Man.

Drafted: 2008 5th round 127th overall – Columbus Blue Jackets

 

 

 

 

 

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April 2014 – Although Calvert has missed 26 games this season with the Blue Jackets, he has still found a way to contribute offensively in his fourth NHL season. Currently playing on the second line with Brandon Dubinsky and Cam Atkinson (also on the second power play unit), Calvert has put up 22 points in 48 games (four on the power play). He has enjoyed a fairly successful month of March with 8 points in 15 games – with three points in his last three games. Calvert isn’t afraid to get his nose dirty around the net and creates space for his linemates. Calvert is used in all situations as well, averaging about a minute and a half per game on both the PP and PK. Chris Bagwell

 


March 2013 – Other than small reassignments due to having a two way contract and injury rehabbing, Calvert is has pretty much made himself an NHL regular (in Columbus).  He has seen a boost in minutes from 10-13 to now 15+ on a regular basis. Unfortunately his production is not exactly where the Blue Jackets need him to be and his minus-15 rating is a little concerning that he is a liability. I would suggest managers to avoid him as it would be unexpected that he will develop into a reliable producer and will likely stay in the niche of a cheap utility player. Jason Banks


March 2012 – Calvert used his speed, above average shot, and strong hockey IQ to perform well for three years in the WHL for the Brandon Wheat Kings. Last season he had a good sniff of NHL play as he dressed for 42 games and produced 20 points with the Blue Jackets. He unfortunately has a small frame, but makes up for it in his smart game sense, unselfish play, and heart. Russ Bitely

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Calvert has established himself as an effective NHL left winger. He’s a good bet for at least a 20-point season, year in and year out. At only 24, Calvert still has time to sharpen the skills that brought him to the Blue Jackets. He’s a good addition if you’re looking for a depth scorer with the likely chance of improvement.

 

 

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Matt Calvert finishes on the break-a-way against the Hawks for the Blue Jackets on 2/18/2011:

 

 

 


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