Adam Pineault

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Adam Pineault
Born (1986-05-23) May 23, 1986 (age 28)
Holyoke, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
ECHL team
Former teams
Utah Grizzlies
Columbus Blue Jackets
National team  United States
NHL Draft 46th overall, 2004
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2006–present

Adam Joseph Pineault (born May 23, 1986 in Holyoke, Massachusetts) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Utah Grizzlies in the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Pineault was drafted 46th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Pineault originally was a product of the U.S National Development Program. He then played collegiate hockey in 2003–04 with Boston College before moving on to the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL.

Pineault made his professional debut in the 2006–07 season with the Blue Jackets affiliate, Syracuse Crunch. Pineault made his NHL debut in the 2007–08 season on April 3, 2008, against the Detroit Red Wings.

On January 10, 2009, Pineault was traded by the Blue Jackets to the Chicago Blackhawks for Michael Blunden. He was then assigned to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League for the remainder of the 2008–09 season.[1]

Pineault left for Europe and signed during the 2009–10 season to trial with HC in the Czech Extraliga on November 2, 2009.[2] After appearing in ten games with Pardubice, Pineault established himself offensively and was offered a contract to remain on the team on December 8, 2009.[3] Adding a physical presence and scoring 10 goals and 20 points in 31 games as a role player, Pineault was given an extended multi-year contract to stay in the Czech Republic on May 14, 2010.[4]

After resuming his career in North America, with a tenure in the Central Hockey League with the Allen Americans, Pineault signed a one-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL on August 28, 2013.[5]

Personal Adam Pineault took 2011 away from hockey to be with his wife, Monique Pineault who was battling Leukemia at the time. After his wife went into remission he continued playing hockey for the Allen Americans, but only played in 3 games before returning to be with his wife.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Boston Junior Bruins EJHL 57 30 35 65 56
2001–02 U.S. National Development Team USDP 58 16 8 24 25
2002–03 U.S. National Development Team USDP 56 22 22 44 95
2003–04 Boston College HE 29 4 4 8 30
2004–05 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 61 26 20 46 64 12 2 6 8 18
2005–06 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 55 29 30 59 94 21 14 8 22 25
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 57 12 16 28 66
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 74 21 27 48 64 8 0 2 2 2
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Syracuse Crunch AHL 29 5 7 12 36
2008–09 Rockford IceHogs AHL 41 5 9 14 16 4 0 0 0 2
2009–10 HC Pardubice CZE 31 10 10 20 67 13 0 5 5 12
2010–11 HC Pardubice CZE 48 9 5 14 60 7 0 0 0 6
2011–12 Allen Americans CHL 3 1 1 2 0
2012–13 Allen Americans CHL 53 16 23 39 63 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 3 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2003 United States WJC18 5 0 2 2 4
2005 United States WJC 7 0 1 1 2
Junior int'l totals 12 0 3 3 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Jackets trade Pineault for Blackhawks' Blunden". cbssportsline.com. 2009-01-10. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  2. ^ "Pardubice to test two North Americans" (in Czech). HC Pardubice. 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Both succeeded; Adam Pineault and Aaron MacKenzie remain in Pardubice" (in Czech). HC Pardubice. 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Pineault signs a new multi-year contract with Pardubice" (in Czech). HC Pardubice. 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Grizzlies add Pineault". Utah Grizzlies. 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 

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