Chet Pickard (G)
Oklahoma City Barons
Season notes: Signed to an AHL contract by the Barons Nov. 8 and assigned to Bakersfield (ECHL)...Appeared in 10 games for the Condors, going 3-5-0 with a 2.91 goals-against average and .881 save percentage...Recalled by the Barons Dec. 17.
Career Notes: Spent last season with Djurgardens IF Stockholm in Sweden’s Division 2...Played his first 3 seasons in the Nashville Predators’ organization after being selected 18th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, one of the Preds’ two first-round picks in 2008 (Colin Wilson was taken 7th overall)...Spent 4 seasons with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League, 2006-09...Backed up current Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price in 2006 and 2007...Became the No. 1 goaltender his final 2 seasons with Tri-City and was awarded the Del Wilson Trophy as the WHL’s goaltender of the year for the 2007-08 and 2008-09 campaigns...Led the WHL with 46 wins in the 2007-08 season, tying for the fourth-most wins in WHL history (Glen Hanlon owns the record with 49 for Brandon in 1976-77)...Played 2 games for gold-medalist Team Canada in the 2009 World Junior Championships in Ottawa...First team WHL Western Conference All-Star, 2007-08 and 2008-09...Younger brother Calvin is a goaltender in the Colorado Avalanche organization...Originally selected in the first round (18th overall) by Nashville in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.