Kyle Calder

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Kyle Calder
Kyle Calder.JPG
Born (1979-01-05) January 5, 1979 (age 35)
Mannville, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Bakersfield Condors
Chicago Blackhawks
Philadelphia Flyers
Detroit Red Wings
Los Angeles Kings
Anaheim Ducks
Barys Astana (KHL)
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 130th overall, 1997
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 1999–present

Kyle Charles Calder (born January 5, 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL. He previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks.

Playing career[edit]

Calder began his career by playing junior hockey for the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL). After scoring 59 points in his sophomore season, he was drafted in the fifth round of the 1997 draft by the Chicago Blackhawks. After his fourth season where he scored 88 points between two teams, he was rewarded with his first professional contract.

Calder began his career by playing for the Cleveland Lumberjacks, the Blackhawks' International Hockey League (IHL) affiliate. He also came up to play in the NHL for the first time that season, playing in eight games. During that time, he also got his first NHL goal.

The following year, after the collapse of the IHL, Calder began and ended his season with the Norfolk Admirals, their new American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. For a good portion of the season he played for the Blackhawks, appearing in over forty games.

Starting in the 2001–02 NHL season, Calder stayed in the NHL. During the lockout, he spent a brief time in Sweden. He came back to the NHL stronger than ever that season. He led the Blackhawks in goals, assists, and points.

On August 2, 2006, Calder was awarded a $2.9 million contract for the 2006–07 season by an arbitrator. The Blackhawks decided to accept it,[1] and then on August 4, 2006, Calder was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Michal Handzus.[2] At the trade deadline, the Flyers sent him back to Chicago for a third-round draft pick and Lasse Kukkonen. Chicago immediately sent him to the Detroit Red Wings for Jason Williams.[3] Calder scored his first goal as a Red Wing during his first shift.[4] He signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings on July 2, 2007.

On September 4, 2009, Calder was invited to the Anaheim Ducks training camp for the 2009–10 season.[5] The Ducks however released him on September 26, less than a week before the start of the season.[6] However, he would return to the Ducks organization on October 28 when they signed Calder to a one-year, two-way contract and assigned him to their ECHL affiliate the Bakersfield Condors.[7] On November 14, he was recalled by Anaheim because of injuries to Saku Koivu and Ryan Carter.[8] On December 28, 2009, Calder was waived by the Anaheim Ducks.[9] After clearing waivers, he was assigned to the Toronto Marlies on December 30, 2009.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Calder (19) gets ready for a faceoff against the New York Rangers on January 4, 2007.

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Regina Pats WHL 27 1 7 8 10 11 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Regina Pats WHL 62 25 34 59 17 5 3 0 3 6
1997–98 Regina Pats WHL 62 27 50 77 58 2 0 1 1 0
1998–99 Regina Pats WHL 34 23 28 51 29
1998–99 Kamloops Blazers WHL 27 19 18 37 30 15 6 10 16 6
1999–00 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 74 14 22 36 43 9 2 2 4 14
1999–00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 8 1 1 2 2
2000–01 Norfolk Admirals AHL 37 12 15 27 21 9 2 6 8 2
2000–01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 43 5 10 15 14
2001–02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 17 36 53 47 5 2 0 2 2
2002–03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 15 27 42 40
2003–04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 66 21 18 39 29
2004–05 Södertälje SK SEL 12 5 1 6 6 10 5 1 6 2
2005–06 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 79 26 33 59 52
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 59 9 12 21 36
2006–07 Detroit Red Wings NHL 19 5 9 14 22 13 0 1 1 8
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 65 7 13 20 18
2008–09 Los Angeles Kings NHL 74 8 19 27 41
2009–10 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 5 3 3 6 0 10 5 5 10 4
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 14 0 2 2 8
2009–10 Toronto Marlies AHL 40 14 16 30 18
2010–11 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 5 3 4 7 6
2010–11 Barys Astana KHL 13 3 4 7 16 3 0 1 1 6
2011–12 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 27 12 11 23 6
NHL totals 590 114 180 294 309 18 2 1 3 10
KHL totals 13 3 4 7 16 3 0 1 1 18
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Men's ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2003 Helsinki
World Junior Championships
Silver 1999 Winnipeg

International[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1999 Canada WJC 7 2 6 8 2
2002 Canada WC 3 0 0 0 0
2003[11] Canada WC 9 1 1 2 0
2006 Canada WC 9 3 2 5 10
Junior int'l totals 7 2 6 8 2
Senior int'l totals 21 4 3 7 10

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
NHL
YoungStars Game 2001–02

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kempenaar, Adam (2006). "Hawks Accept Calder's Arbitration Ruling". ChicagoBlackhawks.com. Archived from the original on 2007-03-13. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Hawks Acquire Handzus For Calder". ChicagoBlackhawks.com. 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-03-12. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  3. ^ "Hawks, Wings, Flyers cut deal". TSN.ca. 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-03-07. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Red Wings roll over Blackhawks; Hasek just misses shutout". ESPN.com. 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 
  5. ^ "Ducks give Calder a try-out". OC Register. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-09-04. 
  6. ^ "Ducks cut four, trim roster to 26". LA Times. 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-26. 
  7. ^ "Ducks Sign Calder to One-Year Deal". ducks.nhl.com. 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2009-10-29. 
  8. ^ "Ducks Recall Calder from Bakersfield of ECHL". Los Angeles Times. 2009-11-14. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  9. ^ "Ducks place left wing Calder on waivers". vcstar.com. 2009-12-28. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  10. ^ "Calder Reassigned to Toronto". ducks.nhl.com. 2009-12-30. Retrieved 2010-01-04. 
  11. ^ "2003 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships Media Guide" (PDF). 2003. Retrieved 2007-02-28. 

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