By Carter Brooks
Photo by Outperforme Athletics
The second annual Matt Calvert Charity Golf Tournament held in late June in Brandon, MB. raised a total of $42,176.18 for KidSport Manitoba.
After a successful inaugural launch in 2017, Calvert - now a member of the Colorado Avalanche - and a handful of his close NHL colleagues put on a show at the Wheat City Golf Course on McDonald Avenue, before heading over to the Victoria Inn and Hotel for the remainder of the formal portion of the night.
Calvert, 28, played his minor hockey in his native Brandon, before suiting up for 198 games for the Brandon Wheat Kings in the late 2000s. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward recorded 99 goals, 230 points and 181 penalty minutes in three seasons for the Wheaties.
Eight seasons of NHL hockey with the Columbus Blue Jackets provided Calvert with the opportunity of three postseason runs, and 72 goals, 149 points and 273 penalty minutes in 416 career games. The Brandonite decided to remain in the NHL's Central Division as he signed a three-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche this off-season, worth an annual average value of $2.85 million.