Calvin Heeter (born November 2, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played with the Orlando Solar Bears in the ECHL while under contract with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL). He played in one game for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL) during the 2013–14 season.
November 2, 1988|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)|
KHL Medveščak Zagreb
Heeter played high school hockey for Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, Missouri. He led CBC to Mid-States High School Championships as the backup goaltender in 2004 and as the starting goaltender in 2005. He played high school hockey for three years at CBC, leaving the program during his senior year to play tier II junior hockey for the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) for the 2006-07 season. He returned to St. Louis following one season with the Wildcats, and he finished his senior year of high school at Ritenour High School. After high school graduation, Heeter spent the 2007–08 season with the St. Louis Bandits, also of the NAHL.
Heeter spent four years playing hockey for the Ohio State Buckeyes of the NCAA. After spending four years with the team, Heeter signed a two-year entry level contract with the Flyers on March 6, 2012. Heeter played the bulk of his two years with the Flyers organization playing for the Adirondack Phantoms, their affiliate. On April 13, 2014, Heeter made his one and only appearance in net for the NHL team in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Following the 2013-14 season, the Flyers did not make a qualifying offer to Heeter and as a result he became an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2014. He signed a one-year contract with the Evansville Icemen of the ECHL on October 8, 2014.
After beginning the season with the IceMen, Heeter played with the Toronto Marlies on a professional try-out contract before signing for the remainder of the season abroad with Croatian club, KHL Medveščak Zagreb, of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League on November 10, 2014.
He also started the 2015–16 season with the Zagreb team and moved to Germany in October 2015, inking a deal with the Hamburg Freezers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for the remainder of the season. He saw the ice in 24 DEL contests for Hamburg, posting an 11–8–0 record, with a 3.00 GAA and a .900 save percentage. The Freezers organization folded after the 2015–16 season.
Playing for the Texas Titans, mountain west hockey league.
|Men's ice hockey|
He was selected to play for Team USA at the 2015 Deutschland-Cup.
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||Wichita Falls Wildcats||NAHL||31||13||13||3||1,828||96||1||3.15||.896||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||St. Louis Bandits||NAHL||34||25||6||1||1,972||80||2||2.43||.917||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||KHL Medveščak Zagreb||KHL||22||9||9||2||1,223||54||0||2.65||.911||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||KHL Medveščak Zagreb||KHL||6||0||2||2||279||15||0||3.23||.856||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||12||10||2||0||724||25||1||2.07||.933||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
- "St. Louis kid gets a crack at professional hockey". thehockeywriters.com. January 2, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
- Dougherty, Tom (February 28, 2014). "Flyers recall G Cal Heeter; Ray Emery day to day". CSN Philly. Comcast. Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
- "Heeters debut in goal end in shootout loss". delawareonline.com. April 13, 2014. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
- Miller, Randy (July 1, 2014). "Flyers give qualifying offers to RFAs Jason Akeson, Tye McGinn, 2 others, but not Cal Heeter". NJ.com. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
- "IceMen Add Three From Senators Camp & Heeter". Evansville IceMen. October 8, 2014. Archived from the original on October 16, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
- "USA's Cal Heeter trying out" (in Croatian). KHL Medveščak Zagreb. November 10, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
- Sport1.de. "DEL: Hamburg Freezers verpflichten Torwart Cal Heeter". Sport1.de (in German). Retrieved June 3, 2016.
- (www.dw.com), Deutsche Welle. "Bid to save Hamburg Freezers DEL ice hockey team comes up short | Sports | DW.COM | 25.05.2016". DW.COM. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
- "Griffins sign goaltender Cal Heeter". Grand Rapids Griffins. July 25, 2016. Archived from the original on July 31, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
- "Marlies sign Goaltender Cal Heeter". Toronto Marlies. August 17, 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
- "Team USA player stats". eliteprospects.com. February 1, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
- "2015 Deutschland Cup Roster Announced". USA Hockey National. October 23, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
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