November 29, 1989 |
Moncton, NB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)|
|AHL team (P)
|Oklahoma City Barons
Bakersfield Condors (ECHL)
|NHL Draft||18th overall, 2008
Pickard played minor hockey with the Winnipeg Monarchs before joining the major junior ranks with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2005–06. He played backup to Carey Price in his first two seasons, then took over the starting position in 2007–08 as Price graduated to the Montreal Canadiens. Pickard won 46 games and posted a 2.32 goals against average (GAA) and .920 save percentage, en route to succeeding Price as CHL Goaltender of the Year. He was additionally awarded the Del Wilson Trophy as the top WHL goaltender and was named to the WHL West and CHL First All-Star Teams. In the off-season, he was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. In 2008–09, he recorded a 2.28 GAA and .921 save percentage, while helping lead the Americans to their second straight U.S. Division title. He was nominated for his second Del Wilson Trophy opposite Braden Holtby of the Saskatoon Blades and named to the WHL West First All-Star Team.
Pickard played most of the 2010-11 season with the Cincinnati Cyclones and Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.During the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs he was called up to the Nashville Predators before their 2nd round series with the Vancouver Canucks, however he did not get into a game.
On November 8, 2013, Pickard was signed to an AHL deal with the Oklahoma City Barons and then loaned to the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL.
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
Playing in his fourth junior season, Pickard was selected by Team Canada for the 2009 World Junior Championships. He played in two games as backup to Dustin Tokarski of the Spokane Chiefs, helping Canada to their fifth straight gold medal.
- Named to the WHL West First All-Star Team in 2008 and 2009.
- Awarded Del Wilson Trophy (WHL goaltender of the year) in 2008 and 2009.
- Named to the CHL First All-Star Team in 2008.
- Named the CHL Goaltender of the Year in 2008.
- Named CHL Goaltender of the Week on December 9, 2008.
Source: Chet Pickard on NHL.com
- "A look at the 2008-09 WHL Award Finalists". Western Hockey League. Retrieved 2009-03-26.[dead link]
- "BARONS SIGN CHET PICKARD TO AHL CONTRACT". Oklahoma City Barons. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
- "Lake Erie Monster's Roster". Lake Erie Monsters. Retrieved 2013-11-11.
- "2009 IIHF World Junior Championship Roster". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
- Chet Pickard's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Chet Pickard's player profile at NHL.com
- Chet Pickard's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Nashville Predators first round draft pick
|Winner of the WHL Del Wilson Trophy