|Assets:||Has excellent size (6-2, 226 pounds), so he covers a lot of net in the crease area. Is fundamentally sound and a good student of the game.|
|Flaws:||Needs to better handle pressure situations, especially against top competition, in order to maximize output as an NHL goalkeeper.|
|Career Potential:||Depth goaltender.|
|OHL||Second All-Star Team||2008-09|
|OHL||Third All-Star Team||2007-08|
|8/16/2016||Signed by the Los Angeles Kings to a professional try-out contract.|
|1/17/2016||Re-assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|1/15/2016||Re-assigned to the Toledo Walleye (ECHL).|
|10/03/2015||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|7/01/2015||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract.|
|2/04/2015||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|1/11/2015||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|12/27/2014||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|12/20/2014||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|11/15/2014||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|11/10/2014||Recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|10/03/2014||Assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|7/10/2014||Re-signed as a free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract.|
|9/22/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/11/2013||Invited to training camp by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|7/22/2013||Signed by the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).|
|7/02/2013||Detroit Red Wings tendered a qualifying offer.|
|5/14/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|5/10/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|2/27/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|2/24/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|2/04/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|1/24/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|1/23/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|1/20/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/16/2012||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|3/05/2012||Re-assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|12/31/2011||Re-assigned to Toledo (ECHL).|
|11/07/2011||Re-assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/27/2011||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/17/2011||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/11/2011||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|3/31/2011||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|3/28/2011||Recalled from Toledo (ECHL).|
|2/22/2011||Re-assigned to Toledo (ECHL).|
|1/19/2011||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|1/15/2011||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|1/10/2011||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/03/2010||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/01/2010||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/29/2010||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|4/19/2010||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|9/28/2009||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|10/03/2008||Signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/23/2008||Returned to his junior team (Guelph-OHL).|
|6/20/2008||Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round (30th overall) in 2008.|
| 07/01/2015 12:12 PM
NewsThe Red Wings re-signed McCollum to a one-year contract Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
Red Wings officially re-sign Thomas McCollum | 07/11/2014 3:01 PM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings have officially re-signed Thomas McCollum.
RedWings.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactMcCollum got a two-way contract if the earlier reports are accurate, which obviously makes sense given that he's likely to start the season in the minors. McCollum will probably be called up if Jimmy Howard or Jonas Gustavsson get hurt, which is likely to happen at some point during the 2014-15 campaign given their histories.
Wings sign Thomas McCollum to a 2-way deal | 06/30/2014 1:31 PM
NewsThomas McCollum has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Detroit.
Impact"McCollum has made strides and is developing into the prospect we hoped he would be -- a little slower than we thought, but he's become a real solid AHL goaltender," GM Ken Holland said earlier this month. "Some players bloom a little later." He just completed his best season in the AHL, with a 24-12-4 record, a 2.30 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage for Grand Rapids. He'll back up Petr Mrazek next campaign.
Red Wings ink Thomas McCollum to deal | 07/04/2013 7:27 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings signed goaltender Thomas McCollum to a minor-league deal.
ImpactThe signing comes one day after the Red Wings did not give McCollum a qualifying offer. McCollum has been a disappointment for the Red Wings since they drafted him in the first round of the 2008 Draft. He was 45-55-6 in three seasons with Grand Rapids of the AHL and managed to play in one NHL game where he gave up three goals on eight shots in 15 minutes of action. The good news is that he is only 23, and goalies usually take a lot longer to mature.
Wings say goodbye to G Thomas McCollum | 07/02/2013 8:56 PM
NewsThomas McCollum will not get a qualifying offer from Detroit.
ImpactThe former first-round pick, 30th overall, of the Wings in 2008 compiled a 45-55-6 record in three seasons with the Grand Rapids Griffins in the AHL. McCollum appeared in just one NHL game with Detroit when he allowed three goals on eight shots in 15 minutes in relief of Joey MacDonald on March 30, 2011 during a 10-3 loss to St. Louis. His old starter spot belongs to Petr Mrazek and Jared Coreau is slated to back him up.
Red Wings to make decision on McCollum | 06/29/2013 8:38 AM
NewsThe Red Wings must make a decision on whether to tender an offer to restricted free agent Thomas McCollum before Monday's 4pm deadline.
ImpactMcCollum was the Wings first round pick in the 2008 draft, but he hasn't developed the way the organization had hoped. While the possibility exists he could serve as Jimmy Howard's backup next season, the team is probably more interested in a more solid option.
Thomas McCollum recalled by Red Wings | 02/26/2013 9:06 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings have recalled Thomas McCollum from the minors.
ImpactJonas Gustavsson has a sore groin, an injury that has bothered him since the first game of the season so McCollum will back up Jimmy Howard. He has no fantasy value at this time as Howard should start every game.
Detroit demotes Thomas McCollum | 02/04/2013 5:35 PM
NewsThomas McCollum has been sent down by the Detroit Red Wings.
ImpactMcCollum has been serving as Jimmy Howard's understudy, but he hasn't gotten any playing time in that role. Detroit is demoting McCollum so he can start in some games.
G Thomas McCollum rejoins Red Wings | 01/24/2013 2:11 PM
NewsThomas McCollum was summoned from the minors on Wednesday night.
ImpactHe served as Jimmy Howard's backup on Tuesday before being assigned to Grand Rapids where he backed up Petr Mrazek in the Griffins' 5-4 shootout win against Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Detroit plays Minnesota Friday in their next game.
Red Wings to recall Thomas McCollum | 01/21/2013 9:49 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings will recall Thomas McCollum according to GM Ken Holland.
ImpactThe move was necessitated by the groin injury suffered by Jonas Gustavsson Saturday. McCollum has struggled the last three seasons in the AHL after being the Red Wings first round pick in the 2008 Draft but has been better this season with a 10-6-1 record to go with a 2.69 GAA and a less than stellar .899 save percentage.
|Games Played In||2||2014-15 (Det)|
|Goal Against Average||0.91*||2014-15 (Det)|
|Save percentage||.960*||2014-15 (Det)|
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