Matt Calvert admits that he was having confidence problems last season, but now he sees it as a learning experience.
Calvert had 11 goals and 20 points in 42 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets as a rookie in 2010-11, but he struggled last season, in part because he suffered a groin injury during training camp. It also frustrated him when players started to get called up from AHL Springfield and he wasn't one of them, although he ultimately played in 13 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets last season. "The last 30 games (of last season) I just stopped worrying about getting called up," Calvert said. "I stopped being frustrated because I wasn't up there, and I started playing better." Calvert feels that his struggles last season helped him realize how much he still has to learn after dominating at the junior level. He has nine goals, 18 points, and a plus-13 rating in 28 AHL games this season.