|Assets:||Positionally strong, he lets shots hit him. Doesn't overplay shooters. Owns the calm demeanor required for success. Has excelled at lower levels.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't fill the net enough with his 6-0, 177-pound frame. Could be a little more aggressive with his stick and whenever he is challenging shooters.|
|Career Potential:||Solid goaltender with some upside.|
|WHL||West Second All-Star Team||2005-06|
|4/21/2013||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|2/16/2013||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|1/17/2013||Placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames.|
|1/12/2013||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|7/27/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a one-year contract two-way contract.|
|6/25/2012||Calgary Flames tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/17/2012||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|3/14/2012||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|3/03/2012||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|2/29/2012||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|2/19/2012||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|2/05/2012||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|1/31/2012||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|12/05/2011||Recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).|
|9/26/2011||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|7/06/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames to a one-year contract.|
|6/27/2011||Calgary Flames tendered a qualifying offer.|
|10/04/2010||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|9/21/2009||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|4/13/2009||Recalled from Quad City (AHL).|
|9/26/2008||Assigned to Quad City (AHL).|
|9/20/2007||Returned to his junior team (Everett-WHL).|
|4/22/2007||Re-assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|1/18/2007||Signed by the Calgary Flames.|
|9/20/2006||Assigned to Everett (WHL).|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round (26th overall) in 2006.|
Leland Irving is likely done in Calgary | 05/10/2013 9:08 AM
NewsLeland Irving's time with the Calgary Flames is likely done.
ImpactIrving is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent, and the Flames have given little indication that they feel he's part of their future plans. He had a 3.33 GAA and .883 save percentage in six games this season. Irving's agent Ritch Winter naturally sang his client's praises, both saying that Irving will become a solid number one goaltender in the NHL and would like to re-sign with Calgary. Perhaps Irving will eventually become a good number one goaltender, but we don't have high short-term expectations for him. However, that could change if he signs with a team that lacks major competition.
Calgary demotes Leland Irving | 02/16/2013 6:25 PM
NewsLeland Irving has been sent down to the minors by the Calgary Flames.
ImpactWhen Miikka Kiprusoff got injured, it looked like it would be a key opportunity for Irving. Unfortunately it hasn't worked out and the Flames ultimately claimed Joey MacDonald off of waivers, who has passed Irving on the depth charts.
Leland Irving wasn't blamed for Friday's loss | 02/16/2013 10:11 AM
NewsLeland Irving didn't receive too much of the blame following Calgary's 5-2 loss on Friday.
ImpactIrving allowed two goals on just four shots in 4:07 minutes of playing time before Joey MacDonald replaced him. "We shouldn't even be talking about our goalies tonight. We just didn't give them a chance," said Flames head coach Bob Hartley. "We handed them the game. A couple of bad turnovers in the first period in our zone, giveaways, and that's a team simply too deep in talent to give them point-blank shots. We fought back, but the damage was done." All the same, for a guy fighting to stay with the Flames bonce Miikka Kiprusoff is healthy, Irving didn't do anything to advance his cause on Friday.
L. Irving gets win despite allowing 4 goals | 02/14/2013 9:34 AM
NewsLeland Irving saved 30 of 34 shots in a 7-4 victory Wednesday night.
ImpactTwo of the four goals Irving surrendered were scored when the Flames were attempting to kill a penalty. Irving now has a 2.93 GAA and .895 save percentage in five games this season.
Leland Irving probable to play Wednesday | 02/13/2013 3:25 PM
NewsLook for Leland Irving to be between the pipes for Calgary Wednesday night.
ImpactThe Flames did not confirm their starter, but Irving has filled in admirably for injured No. 1 goalie Miikka Kiprusoff and new addition Joey MacDonald hasn't played yet this season since recovering from a back injury. Coach Bob Hartley also commented that the team was "going to keep riding Leland" while Kiprusoff is out.
Coach Hartley pleased with Irving's effort | 02/12/2013 7:08 AM
NewsCoach Bob Hartley was pleased with the effort of goaltender Leland Irving on Monday.
ImpactThe Flames dropped a 2-1 shootout decision to the Wild but it was not Irving's fault. "His performance was great," Hartley said. "In Detroit. In Columbus. Even in Vancouver there?Ts no way we can even think of faulting Irving for any of those goals. And tonight he did his job. He was strong. You could tell that he had good focus; he could see the puck, his tracking was very good. And he gave us the chance to win." The Flames claimed Joey MacDonald on waivers earlier Monday and you have to wonder if Irving is on his way down to the minors once Miikka Kiprusoff returns or is Kipper more seriously injured than previously start. Stay tuned.
Leland Irving impressive in 2-1 SO loss | 02/12/2013 2:47 AM
NewsLeland Irving made 23 saves in the Flames 2-1 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild.
ImpactIrving made back to back poor starts, forcing the Flames in claiming veteran Joey Macdonald as an insurance policy. Irving needs more starts like these just to stay in the NHL or else he will be heading back to the AHL for good.
Irving to start despite MacDonald's presence | 02/11/2013 2:23 PM
NewsLeland Irving will still start on Monday despite the fact that Calgary has claimed Joey MacDonald off of waivers.
Michael Russo on Twitter
ImpactThis might be Irving's last start in the NHL for quite a while now that MacDonald is also on the team. That might motivate Irving to put up quite the performance or it might just be a distraction.
Look for Leland Irving to get start Monday | 02/11/2013 2:12 AM
NewsLeland Irving is expected to get the start in goal for Calgary on Monday.
ImpactIrving is the number one netminder in Calgary these days with Miikka Kiprusoff out with a knee injury. He played well on Saturday despite giving up five goals to the Canucks on 31 shots but his effort kept the game relatively close. He is currently 1-1 with a 3.00 GAA and has given up eight goals on 66 shots.
Stats don't do justice to Leland Irving | 02/10/2013 11:15 AM
NewsLeland Irving played a strong game for the Flames on Saturday despite suffering a 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Canucks.
Impact"Certainly, Leland Irving kept us in the game," said Flames coach Bob Hartley. "Without him, it would have been much worse." A quick peek at the stats shows that Irving allowed five goals on 31 shots, but there's no question the score could have been significantly more lopsided had the youngster not been on his game. Although Miikka Kiprusoff was placed on I.R. with his knee injury, the Flames supporting cast makes us weary of Irving as a short-term option for all but desperate fantasy players.
Irving can't help Flames | 02/10/2013 5:45 AM
NewsLeland Irving couldn't help end the Flames' struggles Saturday night as he allowed five goals on 31 shots to take the loss Saturday night against Vancouver.
ImpactIrving was given a tough task playing goal for Calgary, who own the second-worst goal differential total in the Western Conference. He might get another crack at it though if Mikka Kuprusoff isn't ready to go on Monday.
Leland Irving to start in goal for Calgary | 02/09/2013 4:36 AM
NewsLeland Irving will be back in goal for the Flames when they meet the Vancouver Canucks Saturday.
ImpactIrving blocked 26 of 29 shots on Thursday night, his first start of the season. Irving is playing while Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary's long-time starting goalie, is out with a knee injury.
Leland Irving gets the win in first start | 02/07/2013 11:14 PM
NewsLeland Irving blocked 26 of 29 shots in his first start and win of the 2013 season.
ImpactThe Flames gave him the 'W' in overtime. Irving was called upon to play due to Miikka Kiprusoff's lower-body injury. Irving also picked up an assist in the game.
Leland Irving will start in Thursday's game | 02/07/2013 9:18 AM
NewsLeland Irving is expected to start on Thursday.
Flames.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactMiikka Kiprusoff is dealing with a day-to-day lower body injury. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined, but Irving will serve as the team's top goaltender for now. This is a rare opportunity for Irving, but he will probably go back to being the seldom used backup once Kiprusoff is healthy.
Leland Irving experiences first NHL action | 02/05/2013 11:34 PM
NewsLeland Irving was thrust into action Tuesday as Miikka Kirpusoff had to leave the Flames 4-1 win over Detroit after two periods.
ImpactIrving entered the game with a 3-1 advantage so this won't be his first NHL win, but he proved he was capable by stopping the six shots he faced in the third period. If Kiprusoff were to miss an extended stretch of play, Irving would be next in line.
Calgary puts Leland Irving on waivers | 01/17/2013 1:46 PM
NewsThe Calgary Flames have placed Leland Irving on waivers.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactThey also exposed Henrik Karlsson to waivers, so it's not clear who there backup goaltender will be. Either way, Miikka Kiprusoff will get the vast majority of the starts in Calgary.
Irving's bad AHL play won't factor into camp | 01/10/2013 10:48 AM
NewsLeland Irving will get to compete for the number two gig in Calgary despite his struggles in the AHL this season.
ImpactIrving has a 3.33 GAA and .884 save percentage in five games with the Abbotsford Heat. His opponent for the position of Miikka Kiprusoff's understudy is Henrik Karlsson. "Irving had the same status as Henrik Karlsson when the work stoppage began," said Flames GM Jay Feaster. "In terms of his usage and how much he's played or not, we don't consider it any different than Karlsson who hasn't played anywhere." All the same, Karlsson looks like the favorite going into training camp.
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|4/26/2013||Cgy||Chi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|4/25/2013||Cgy||StL||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|4/23/2013||Cgy||Nas||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|4/21/2013||Cgy||Min||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Shots Against||34||vs. Dal||Feb 13||49|
|Saves||30||vs. Dal||Feb 13||45|
|Games Played In||7||2011-12 (Cgy)|
|Goal Against Average||3.20*||2011-12 (Cgy)|
|Save percentage||.912*||2011-12 (Cgy)|
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