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#30 Tom McCollum, G

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Position: G
Date of Birth: 12/07/1989
Height: 6' 2"   Weight: 215 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: Cambria, New York
Drafted: Detroit's 1st choice, 30th overall, in 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2008-09 Brampton (OHL)



 

 

News Stories/Articles/Multimedia:

McCollum Steps Up - griffinshockey.com - Jan. 7, 2014
GRG Mailbag at P.F. Chang's Vol. 3 - GriffVision - March 7, 2013
The Journey of Tom McCollum - Griffiti - Jan. 25, 2013
McCollum eyeing a better season ahead - The Detroit News - July 11, 2012
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - April 4, 2012
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - March 31, 2012
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - Feb. 3, 2012
McCollum Making his Mark - Michigan Hockey - Jan. 28, 2012
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - Jan. 13, 2012
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - Dec. 31, 2011
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - Nov. 18, 2011
No More Doubting Thomas - The Left Wing Lock - Sept. 19, 2011
McCollum confident hard work will pay off - Grand Rapids Press - July 12, 2011
McCollum relishes chance to be on Red Wings' bench - MLive.com - March 28, 2011
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - Dec. 17, 2010
Kaser's Christmas Chats: Thomas McCollum - GriffVision - Dec. 16, 2010
Thomas McCollum's 21st Birthday Surprise - GriffVision - Dec. 7, 2010
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - Dec. 5, 2010
New Season, New Mindset - griffinshockey.com - Nov. 19, 2010
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - Nov. 10, 2010
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - Nov. 6, 2010
Post-Game Comments - GriffVision - Oct. 29, 2010
Griffins go to Yoga Class - GriffVision - Oct. 20, 2010
My Hometown: Thomas McCollum - Griffiti Magazine - March 5, 2010

Biography

McCollum.jpgFifth season as a Griffin…Fifth year pro…Ranks among the Griffins' all-time goaltending leaders with 113 games played (3rd), 6320:02 minutes (3rd), 45 wins (T5th), three shutouts (T9th), 2,728 saves (3rd) and five shootout wins (7th)...Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 10/3/08…Traded to Brampton (OHL) by Guelph for Brandon Foote, Josh Shalla and two second-round picks in the OHL Priority Selection, 1/9/09…Assigned by Detroit, 9/27/09…Reassigned to Toledo (ECHL) by Detroit, 1/2/10…Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 1/21/10…Recalled by Detroit, 4/19/10…Assigned by Detroit, 9/29/10…Recalled by Detroit, 10/1/10…Assigned by Detroit, 10/3/10…Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 12/22/10…Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 1/9/11…Recalled by Detroit, 1/15/11…Assigned by Detroit, 1/19/11…Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 2/22/11…Recalled from Toledo by Detroit, 3/28/11…Assigned by Detroit, 3/31/11…Recalled by Detroit, 4/11/11…Assigned by Detroit, 4/16/11...Assigned by Detroit, 9/26/11...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 10/5/11...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 11/7/11...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 12/7/11...Reassigned from Toledo by Detroit, 12/31/11...Reassigned to Toledo by Detroit, 2/27/12...Recalled by Detroit, 4/16/12…Assigned by Detroit, 9/14/12…Recalled by Detroit, 1/20/13…Assigned by Detroit, 1/22/13…Recalled by Detroit, 1/23/13…Assigned by Detroit, 2/3/13…Recalled by Detroit, 2/23/13…Assigned by Detroit, 2/24/13…Recalled by Detroit, 5/10/13…Assigned by Detroit, 5/14/13…Signed to a one-year contract, 7/22/13...Signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 7/11/14.

2012-13: Won the Calder Cup with the Griffins as a fourth-year pro…Set career bests in wins (18), goals against average (2.63) and shutouts (2)…Sported an 18-11-2 record in 31 appearances…Earned his second career shutout behind 20 saves on his 23rd birthday, 12/7/12 at Chicago…Steered aside 28 shots in a shutout during his 100th game as a Griffin, 2/6/13 vs. Houston…Stopped a season-high 34 shots on 3/3/13 at Milwaukee…Won four of his five starts in March and five of six overall from 3/3/13-4/2/13…Finished the season strong with a 6-2-1 record, a 1.97 GAA and a 0.929 save percentage in his last nine appearances. 2011-12: Served as a “black ace” with Detroit during the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs…Began the season with ECHL Toledo, where he posted a 6-6-2 record with a team-best 2.62 goals against average and a 0.909 save percentage…Earned his first win of the season with a 37-save victory on 10/22/11 vs. South Carolina…Led the Griffins to a 4-3 overtime win, 11/29/11 at Toronto, after being recalled by the team earlier in the month…Set a new career best when he won five straight games between 11/29/11-1/7/12…Won six of seven starts, 11/23/11-1/7/12…Posted three victories in late March where he saw 40 or more shots, including a 41-save effort with six saves on seven shootout attempts, 3/20/12 at San Antonio…Named First Star after a career-high 43 saves in a 4-1 win, 3/25/12 at Oklahoma City…Set a new career high in wins (11) with a 5-4 overtime victory, 4/10/12 at Rochester…Led all Griffins goalies with 28 games played and tied for the team lead with 11 victories…Also posted a 3.49 GAA and a 0.891 save percentage. 2010-11: Served as a “black ace” with Detroit during the first round of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs…Split the season between Grand Rapids and ECHL Toledo…Made his NHL debut, making five saves in a relief effort on 3/30/11 vs. St. Louis…Posted a 6-12-2 record for the Griffins with a 3.33 GAA and 0.879 save percentage…Recorded his first AHL shutout with 23 saves in a 1-0 shootout loss, 11/10/10 vs. Milwaukee…Notched a season-high 39 saves on 42 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss. 12/5/10 at San Antonio…Backstopped the Griffins to their first home win of the season with a 28-save effort, 10/30/10 vs. Manitoba…Posted an 11-9-2 record with Toledo and led the team in wins (11) and save percentage (0.909)…Tied for third in the ECHL with three shutouts…Made at least 40 saves in four of five straight outings with the Walleye, 3/4/11-3/12/11. 2009-10: Recalled by Detroit midway through the first round of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs to serve as a “black ace”…Made 23 saves on 24 shots to earn a 3-1 win during his Griffins/pro debut, 10/3/09 at Peoria, becoming the youngest goalie to ever play for the Griffins (19 years, nine months)…Enjoyed a season-high four-game winning streak, during which he posted a 2.92 GAA and a 0.894 save percentage (10/24/09-11/13/09)…Made 40 saves on 43 shots and stopped five of six shooters in the shootout to lead Grand Rapids to a 4-3 win over Lake Erie, 12/11/09…Made 40 saves during a 4-3 shootout loss at Hamilton, 3/13/10...Made 25 saves on 26 shots during the Griffins’ 6-1 home-finale win over Lake Erie, 4/10/10…Went 2-2 in shootouts, stopping 13 of 21 attempts (61.9%)…Registered a 2-1-0 record with a 4.48 GAA and 0.864 save percentage in four games with Toledo, 1/2/10-1/16/10. 2008-09: Named to the OHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team and earned the victory in the OHL All-Star Game, 2/4/09…Selected as an OHL Second-Team All-Star…Was runner-up for OHL Goaltender of the Year, finishing just 37 voting points behind winner Mike Murphy…Earned a 17-10-4 record with a 2.23 GAA, a 0.926 save percentage and three shutouts through 31 games with Guelph….Traded mid-season to Brampton, where he registered a 17-6-0 mark with a 1.94 GAA, a 0.929 save percentage and four shutouts through 23 outings…With his combined numbers, he paced the OHL with seven shutouts and ranked second in the league with a 2.11 GAA and a 0.927 save percentage…Tied for fourth in the OHL with 34 wins and 54 games played…Led Brampton to the OHL Finals, where it fell to Windsor in five games…Led all OHL goaltenders during the playoffs with 21 games played and 1,284 minutes played, while ranking sixth with a 2.90 GAA…Played for the United States at the World Junior Championship in Ottawa prior to joining Brampton…Received OHL Goaltender of the Month honors for January…Tied a Brampton record with a nine-game winning streak, 1/11/09-2/6/09. 2007-08: Named Guelph’s Most Valuable Player after earning a 25-17-6 record with four shutouts, a 2.50 GAA and a 0.914 save percentage in 51 games…Tied for the OHL lead in shutouts and ranked among the leaders in GAA (4th), save percentage (6th), wins (8th) and games played (T5th)…Honored as the Storm’s nominee for the OHL’s Bobby Smith Award as the league’s top academic player for the second straight season…Named an OHL Third Team All-Star for the second straight year…Selected as the OHL Goaltender of the Month for December…Registered a 1.91 GAA through 10 playoff contests with Guelph to rank second in the league. 2006-07: Named to the OHL’s All-Rookie Team after posting a 26-18-10 mark and tying for the league lead with five shutouts in 55 games for Guelph…Placed among the OHL’s goaltending leaders with a 2.39 GAA (2nd) and a 0.918 save percentage (4th)…Tied for eighth in the league in wins and ninth in games played…Played for the silver medal-winning United States squad at the World U18 Championship in Finland…Was a member of the OHL Western Conference All-Star Team…Named to the OHL Scholastic Team.

Personal: Lives in Toronto, Ontario…Has one sister, Diane…Best friends in hockey are Griffins equipment manager Brad Thompson and Landon Ferraro…Greatest hockey memory is winning the 2013 Calder Cup…Began playing hockey at the age of four as a forward…Hockey nicknames are Tommy Boy, Tom Cat and Tommy Gun…Hockey idol as a youth was Dominik Hasek…Chose his jersey number because 33 was taken...Greatest influence on his hockey career are his parents because they taught him to always work hard…Plans to be a goalie coach after his playing career…First job was as a roller hockey scorekeeper…Greatest obstacle he’s overcome was his first three seasons with the Griffins…Favorite charity is the National MS Society…Most exciting place he’s visited is Belle Island, Newfoundland…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be a country singer…Played baseball, basketball, soccer and track growing up…Once met Davie Coulier...Favorite foods are anything Italian, steak and tacos…Favorite music artist is Garth Brooks…Favorite movie is Lucky Number Slevin…Favorite TV shows are The Blacklist and Leverage…Favorite website is NHL.com…Favorite author is Dan Brown…Enjoys movies, comedy and reading.
 
AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 32, 2009-10 Losing Streak (Regulation): 6, 1/23/10-2/26/10
Wins: 18, 2012-13 Winless Streak: 11, 12/18/09-3/13/10
Shutouts: 2, 2012-13 Saves, Game: 43, 3/25/12, GR at OKC
Consecutive Starts: 12, 3/20/12-4/13/12 Shots Faced, Game: 45, 3/20/12 GR at SA
Consecutive Games Played: 12, 3/20/12-4/13/12 Goals Against, Game: 7, 10/18/09 GR at SA
Winning Streak: 5, 11/29/11-1/7/12  
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 10/3/10 GR at PEO (3-1 W, 23 saves) NHL Game: 3/30/11 DET vs. STL (3-10 ND, 5 saves)
AHL Win: 10/3/10 GR at PEO (3-1 W, 23 saves) NHL Win: n/a
AHL Shutout: 11/10/10 GR at MIL (1-0 SOL, 23 saves) NHL Shutout: n/a
 

 

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/SOL GAA SO GP W L GAA SO
2005-06 Wheatfield EmJHL 24 2 19 3 4.52 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006-07 Guelph OHL 55 26 18 10 2.39 *5 4 0 4 4.38 0
2007-08 Guelph OHL 51 25 17 6 2.50 *4 10 5 5 1.91 1
2008-09 Guelph OHL 31 17 10 4 2.23 *3 -- -- -- -- --
  Brampton OHL 23 17 6 0 1.94 *4 *21 13 8 2.90 *1
2009-10 Grand Rapids AHL 32 10 16 2 3.48 0 -- -- -- -- --
  Toledo ECHL 4 2 1 0 4.48 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11 Grand Rapids AHL 22 6 12 2 3.33 1 -- -- -- -- --
  Toledo ECHL 23 11 9 2 2.76 3 -- -- -- -- --
  Detroit NHL 1 0 0 0 12.00 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Toledo ECHL 15 6 6 2 2.62 0 -- -- -- -- --
  Grand Rapids AHL 28 11 16 0 3.49 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Grand Rapids AHL 31 18 11 2 2.63 2 -- -- -- -- --
  NHL TOTALS   1 0 0 0 12.00 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
  GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS 113 45 55 6 3.21 3 0 0 0 0.00 0
  PRO TOTALS 156 64 71 10 3.12 6 0 0 0 0.00 0
 * led league                      
 
 
2014-15 Roster »
30 Tom McCollum G
34 Petr Mrazek G
3 Alexey Marchenko D
4 Nathan Paetsch D
5 Mattias Backman D
7 Ryan Sproul D
14 Nick Jensen D
16 Xavier Ouellet D
44 Brennan Evans D
6 Teemu Pulkkinen RW
9 Mark Zengerle C
10 Jeff Hoggan LW
12 Kevin Porter LW
15 Mitch Callahan LW
17 Colin Campbell RW
19 Tomas Nosek C
21 Andy Miele C
22 Louis-Marc Aubry C
23 Andreas Athanasiou C
26 Shane Berschbach RW
27 Martin Frk RW
29 Landon Ferraro RW
55 Chris Bruton LW

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