Pickard recently completed his first season with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2017-18. Below are news & notes on his career:

DRAFTED: 2010 (2nd Round, 49th Overall) - Colorado Avalanche
AGE: 26 (4-15-1992) | BORN: Moncton, New Brunskwick
VITALS: 6'1", 200 pounds | CATCHES: Left

* Pickard appeared in two preseason games for the Maple Leafs in training camp, going 2-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA and .950 save percentage in 40 minutes of action.

* He spent last season split between the Toronto Maple Leafs and their AHL affiliate, the Toronto Marlies.

* With the Marlies, he posted a 21-9-2 record with a 2.31 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 33 appearances... He also appeared in one game for the Maple Leafs, a 4-3 OT loss at Colorado on Dec. 29.

* Pickard also appeared in three games during the Marlies Calder Cup Championship run last season. He went 1-0 with a .956 save percentage and 1.00 GAA.