|Assets:||Displays a ton of hockey sense when on the ice. Can score goals and set up his linemates with equal aplomb. Isn't shy to go into high-traffic areas. Can also kill penalties.|
|Flaws:||Size and strength will always be issues with him, so he must overcome that weakness as a diminutive winger at the highest level. Needs to find his big-league niche.|
|Career Potential:||Diminutive winger with some upside.|
|Memorial Cup||All-Star Team||2009-10|
|WHL||East Second All-Star Team||2009-10|
|1/09/2014||Missed 7 games (upper body injury).|
|12/31/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/23/2013||Upper body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/21/2013||Missed 19 games (abdominal injury).|
|10/14/2013||Abdominal injury, injured reserve.|
|4/27/2013||Missed the last 3 regular season games (broken finger).|
|4/23/2013||Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a two-year contract extension.|
|4/21/2013||Broken finger, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/05/2013||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|1/30/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|1/29/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/12/2013||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|11/21/2011||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|10/28/2011||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|10/17/2011||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|1/31/2011||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|1/26/2011||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|1/06/2011||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|9/29/2010||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|3/18/2010||Signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/29/2009||Returned to his junior team (Brandon-WHL).|
|9/22/2008||Returned to his junior team (Brandon-WHL).|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 5th round (127th overall) in 2008.|
Matt Calvert has two points vs Philadelphia | 01/24/2014 7:25 AM
NewsMatt Calvert had a goal and an assist in Columbus' 5-2 win on Thursday.
ImpactCalvert has recorded at least one point in three of his last four contests. He has six goals and 12 points in 24 games this season.
Matt Calvert scores fifth goal of 2013-14 | 01/19/2014 9:25 AM
NewsMatt Calvert scored a goal in Columbus' 4-3 shootout win on Saturday.
ImpactIt was Calvert's first marker since returning from a shoulder injury on Jan. 10. He has five goals and 10 points in 22 games this season.
Matt Calvert (shoulder) is ready to return | 01/10/2014 9:28 AM
NewsMatt Calvert (shoulder) will return to the Columbus Blue Jackets' lineup on Friday.
ImpactCalvert has taken part in two consecutive practices. He's been limited to 17 games this season due to the shoulder injury he just recovered from and an earlier abdominal problem that required surgery.
Matt Calvert might be back on Friday | 01/09/2014 9:17 AM
NewsMatt Calvert (shoulder) took part in Wednesday's practice.
ImpactHe hasn't played since Dec. 21. "(Yesterday) was a full-go for him," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "He was 100 percent involved which is a really good sign." Richards is optimistic about Calvert's chances of playing on Friday, provided that he can get through Thursday's skate.
Matt Calvert unlikely to play on Monday | 01/06/2014 5:44 AM
NewsMatt Calvert (shoulder) is unlikely to play on Monday but could be a go for Friday according to the Columbus Dispatch.
ImpactCalvert has been out since December 21. He has four goals and eight points in 17 games. Just an FYI as Calvert has little fantasy value.
Columbus moves Matt Calvert to IR list | 01/01/2014 12:35 PM
NewsMatt Calvert has been placed on the injured reserve list.
ImpactThe move is retroactive Dec. 21, so Calvert can be activated whenever he's healthy. He has four goals and eight points in 17 games this season.
Calvert (shoulder) likely out for 2-3 weeks | 12/22/2013 2:53 PM
NewsMatt Calvert suffered a sprained AC joint that will probably keep him on the shelf for two to three weeks.
ImpactHe was hurt during the second period of Saturday's win over Philadelphia. Calvert has eight points and 45 hits in 17 appearances this season.
Matt Calvert suffers upper-body injury | 12/21/2013 11:41 PM
NewsMatt Calvert sustained an upper-body injury Saturday.
Shawn Mitchell on Twitter
ImpactThe Columbus Dispatch's Shawn Mitchell reported that it "appeared" that Calvert had his left arm in a sling after the game. Coach Todd Richards said that he'd be reevaluated Sunday. Calvert played just 6:35 in the Blue Jackets' win against the Flyers. He has four goals and eight points on the year.
Matt Calvert scores in 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh | 12/09/2013 10:45 PM
NewsMatt Calvert was the lone goal scorer for Columbus on Monday's 2-1 loss to the Penguins.
ImpactThe goal was only the second on the campaign for Calvert. who has suited up for 11 contests this year due to injury issues. Ryan Johansen and Mark Letestu picked up assists on the goal for Columbus.
| 11/23/2013 2:37 AM
NewsMatt Calvert was activated from the IL on Friday November 22.
Calvert scores in loss | 11/23/2013 2:04 AM
NewsMatt Calvert scored a goal in Columbus's 6-2 loss to Vancouver Friday evening.
ImpactCalvert returned after missing 19 games recovering from abdominal surgery three games into the season, and opened the scoring on the Blue Jackets' first shot 2:47 into the game. It was his first goal and first point of the season. Artem Anisimov scored the other goal for the Blue Jackets.
Matt Calvert is expected to return on Friday | 11/21/2013 4:48 PM
NewsMatt Calvert (abdomen) is projected to return on Friday.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactHe hasn't played since Oct. 10 after undergoing abdominal surgery. Calvert had four shots and seven hits in three games for the Blue Jackets before he hot injured.
Matt Calvert is out Wednesday | 11/20/2013 2:10 PM
NewsMatt Calvert (abdomen) will not play on Wednesday.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactCalvert has been sidelined since Oct. 10, but he's day-to-day at this point. He has no points and a plus-one rating in three games this season.
Matt Calvert close to returning to action | 11/17/2013 5:20 AM
NewsMatt Calvert is slated to return this week after undergoing abdominal surgery in mid-October.
ImpactCalvert was pointless in three games before the injury but had nine goals and 16 points last season in 42 games. Keep him on the waiver wire in deep leagues for now.
Matt Calvert practices with Columbus Monday | 11/12/2013 9:37 AM
NewsMatt Calvert (abdominal surgery) took part in Monday's practice.
ImpactCalvert is tentatively hoping to return by Columbus' game against Edmonton on Nov. 19. He hasn't played since Oct. 10.
Matt Calvert may return to practice next week | 11/04/2013 4:38 PM
NewsMatt Calvert (abdominal surgery) might return to practice next week.
ImpactHe has been out of commission since undergoing abdominal surgery in mid-October.
Matt Calvert has surgery, out for six weeks | 10/15/2013 2:35 PM
NewsMatt Calvert will be sidelined for six weeks following abdominal surgery.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactHe underwent the procedure on Tuesday. Calvert had nine goals and 16 points in 42 games last season. In three games this year, he hasn't earned a point yet but he did pick up seven hits and a plus-1 rating.
Matt Calvert to undergo abdominal surgery | 10/14/2013 6:37 PM
NewsMatt Calvert will have abdominal surgery on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
ImpactCalvert's recovery time won't be known until after the procedure, but he's expected to be out for a while. He was placed on injured reserve by the Blue Jackets on Monday afternoon. Calvert didn't have a point in three games, but he did have seven hits and was averaging 15:25 of ice time per contest.
Blue Jackets move Matt Calvert to IR | 10/14/2013 5:43 PM
NewsMatt Calvert (groin) has been placed on injured reserve.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactThe Jackets weren't sure about Calvert's status in the morning and he saw a specialist to examine his ailing groin.
Matt Calvert sees specialist for groin issue | 10/14/2013 4:59 PM
NewsThe Columbus Blue Jackets don't know the extent of Matt Calvert's groin injury yet.
ImpactHe saw a specialist Monday and didn't travel with the team. Calvert was bothered by a groin problem throughout training camp.
Matt Calvert won't play Saturday afternoon | 10/12/2013 1:54 PM
NewsMatt Calvert won't play Saturday afternoon against Boston because of an undisclosed ailment.
ImpactHe didn't practice on Friday due to what is believed to be a groin issue. Rookie Boone Jenner will re-enter Columbus' lineup in Calvert's place.
Matt Calvert not at practice, should play Sat | 10/12/2013 10:19 AM
NewsMatt Calvert missed Friday's practice, but he's still likely to play Saturday afternoon.
ImpactThe winger has been dealing with a groin injury and has been given off on some practices to rest it. The Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline expects him to still be in the lineup. Calvert is has no points through three games thus far.
Matt Calvert (groin) has nine hits in return | 09/24/2013 8:27 AM
NewsMatt Calvert (groin) was able to play in Monday's preseason contest against Minnesota.
ImpactCalvert led both teams with nine hits just a week after tweaking his groin. "I felt great," Calvert said. "I thought I was going to be a little bit more behind." It looks like he'll be fine for the start of the regular season.
Matt Calvert returns to practice Wednesday | 09/19/2013 7:11 AM
NewsMatt Calvert (groin) returned to practice Wednesday.
ImpactCalvert missed a couple of days of practice with the injury and the Blue Jackets do not want to rush him back, wanting him ready for the opener on October 4. He had 16 points in 42 NHL games last season so look for a 35-40 point season from him this year and draft him accordingly in very deep leagues only.
Matt Calvert day-to-day with groin injury | 09/17/2013 9:05 AM
NewsMatt Calvert missed Sunday's preseason game due to a groin injury.
ImpactCalvert was also unavailable for Monday's skate. He's considered day-to-day.
Jackets, Matt Calvert sign 2-year extension | 04/23/2013 7:25 PM
NewsMatt Calvert and the Columbus Blue Jackets have agreed to a two-year contract extension that will reportedly pay him nearly $1 million per season.
ImpactHe is not expected to play this week after suffering a broken index finger, but has recorded nine goals and 16 points in 42 games this campaign.
Matt Calvert likely to miss 2-4 weeks | 04/20/2013 8:46 AM
NewsThe broken finger suffered by Matt Calvert typically comes with a 2-4 week recovery timeline.
ImpactThe Blue Jackets haven't offered any official word about his condition, but if that timeframe holds his season is very likely over. It's an unfortunate turn of events for the forward who had been very productive of late, recording 16 points in 42 games while also serving as one of the team's primary penalty killers. Reserve him immediately.
Matt Calvert is out with a broken finger | 04/19/2013 9:51 AM
NewsMatt Calvert left Thursday's game with a broken finger.
Impact"He's probably going to be out ... our (orthopaedic specialist) has to see him yet, but he's probably going to be out a little while," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "It was a big blow, losing him." Calvert has nine goals and 16 points in 42 games this season.
Matt Calvert finds back of the net Wednesday | 04/18/2013 9:59 AM
NewsMatt Calvert scored a goal in a 3-2 overtime win.
ImpactCalvert has been decent this month with three goals and five points in eight games. He might have some fantasy value in standard leagues in a couple of seasons.
CBJ excited to be in playoffs race | 04/11/2013 10:51 AM
NewsAlthough they're a bit of a long shot to make the playoffs, the Blue Jackets are excited to even be in the running this late into the season.
Impact"We know we're not out of the race yet," Matt Calvert said. "We're going to keep on battling each game. We've shown that all year that we're going to stick with it." Columbus has eight games left with six of those contests being on the road. That's not great for a team that still has ground to make up, but at the same time it's amazing for a squad that was projected to finish in dead last this season.
Matt Calvert scores GWG Tuesday | 04/10/2013 9:53 AM
NewsMatt Calvert netted the game-winning goal on Tuesday.
ImpactCalvert has eight goals and 14 points in 37 games this season. He's been heating up lately with four goals in his last seven contests.
Matt Calvert gets two points Thursday | 03/29/2013 8:48 AM
NewsMatt Calvert had a goal and an assist in Columbus' 6-4 loss Thursday.
ImpactCalvert now has three points in three games. His mini-hot streak aside, he doesn't have any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Blue Jackets activate Matt Calvert | 02/05/2013 4:35 PM
NewsMatt Calvert (upper body) has been activated off of the injured reserve list.
ImpactIt looks like Calvert will be available for Tuesday's game. He has no points and a minus-six rating in six games in 2013.
Matt Calvert might return on Tuesday | 02/04/2013 5:58 PM
NewsMatt Calvert (upper body) might be able to return on Tuesday.
ImpactCalvert was on the ice with the Blue Jackets briefly on Monday. He has no points and a minus-six rating in six games this season.
Matt Calvert (upper body) is on the IR list | 01/31/2013 10:38 AM
NewsMatt Calvert (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list by the Columbus Blue Jackets.
ImpactCalvert was a late scratch from Tuesday's contest due to the ailment. Obviously, he won't be available for Thursday's game against St. Louis.
Matt Calvert is out with a lower body injury | 01/30/2013 10:55 AM
NewsMatt Calvert was a late scratch on Tuesday due to a lower body injury.
ImpactCalvert left the team's warm-ups due to the ailment. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Matt Calvert makes Blue Jackets roster | 01/21/2013 8:47 AM
NewsMatt Calvert started on the fourth line for Columbus Saturday.
ImpactIt was a bit of a surprise as heading into the shortened training camp, Calvert was not favored to make the team. But his play forced him into the lineup alongside Jared Boll and Derek McKenzie. The trio played well in the win over Nashville on Saturday as Colton Gillies and Mark Letestu were healthy scratches and will likely remain so on Monday when the Blue Jackets take on the Red Wings.
|Goals||1||7 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Mar 1||1|
|Assists||2||vs. Edm||Nov 29||2|
|Points||2||2 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Jan 23||2|
|Penalty Minutes||7||vs. Wsh||Jan 17||15|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Jan 17||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. Phi||Jan 23||0|
|Power Play Points||1||3 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Jan 28||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||37 times-last:at Chi||last:Mar 6||1|
|Shorthanded Points||0||37 times-last:at Chi||last:Mar 6||1|
|Shots||5||vs. Wsh||Jan 17||6|
|Games||42||2 times-last: 2012-13 (CBJ)|
|Penalty Minutes||32||2012-13 (CBJ)|
|Power Play Goals||3||2010-11 (CBJ)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2012-13 (CBJ)|
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