In a statement released through the NHL Players Association, Calvert said, “I’ve been lucky enough to play the game I love since I was five years old. I never played to make it to the NHL. I played to compete. I played for my teammates. I played for the fans. I played for my family. I played because I loved to battle, and I played to win.”
He said that at 18, “I dreamt of becoming an accountant … and three years later, I was playing in the NHL.”
Calvert said he looks forward to “skating on the outdoor rinks” with his sons Kasey and Beau in retirement.
The Avalanche on Thursday also announced the re-signing of forward Kiefer Sherwood, who tallied three assists in 16 games for the Avalanche last year.
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