Matt Calvert scored his ninth goal of the season and added a pair of helpers in a 5-1 win over Toronto on Wednesday. He also skated to a plus-3 and recorded four shots on goal.
This was Calvert's second three-point showing of the season, which amounts to a modest total of 22 points in 71 games. The 26-year-old has been consistent in terms of production the last three campaigns -- posting totals of 22, 23 and 24 -- but his scoring clip in 2015-16 (0.31 points per game) is markedly behind that of the previous two season (0.41 and 0.43). That said, it's been a down year for just about everyone in a Jackets sweater, so look for Calvert to get back on track next fall.
Matt Calvert scored a goal and fired five shots on net in 20:01 of ice time in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes.
Calvert took full advantage of one of his rights ice times in a game this season. His five shots were tied for third most in the game amongst Columbus skaters. The third-liner now has eight goals and 10 assists on the year. Calvert sees no time on the power play, which hurts his fantasy value. Consider him only in deeper leagues, or as a fill-in play in daily formats.
Matt Calvert notched two assists with a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Devils.
Skating on a line with Alexander Wennberg and rookie Oliver Bjorkstrand, Calvert saw over 16 minutes of ice time and also chipped in two blocked shots and a hit while doing the dirty work for his more talented linemates. He's got just seven goals and 17 points in 62 games on the season, but Calvert could finish the campaign on a high note if he hangs onto this line placement.
His teammate Nick Foligno in fact ended up with a hat trick, and Calvert assisted on the first two tallies. This game represents a stunning turnaround for Calvert, who had only 10 points in the first 52 games of the season and had missed the scoresheet in seven straight. Unfortunately, if Foligno's bust-out continues, he's likely to get promoted from the third line, so the 26-year-old Calvert (who's not likely to be similarly promoted) retains precious little fantasy value.
A strong showing from Calvert, who helped Columbus pick up its fourth win in five games. The third-liner now has seven goals and 10 points in 45 games, making him a decent depth scorer. He doesn't play on the power play and has never surpassed 24 points in his career, though, so Calvert really only holds value in very deep leagues.