Chris Minard

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Chris Minard
Chris Minard.jpg
Born (1981-11-18) November 18, 1981 (age 33)
Owen Sound, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
DEL team
Former teams
Kölner Haie
Pittsburgh Penguins
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2002–present

Christopher Minard (born November 18, 1981) is a Canadian ice hockey player. He is currently playing with Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Minard began his professional career in 2002 with the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

During the 2004–05 season he played with the Alaska Aces, and made his AHL debut, playing one game with the Milwaukee Admirals. During the NHL lockout, Minard played on a line with Scott Gomez, who had returned to his hometown of Anchorage to play for the season. During the season, Minard posted career highs in goals scored. This led to Gomez influencing New Jersey Devils management to give Minard a training camp slot, where he would earn a spot for the 2005–06 AHL season with the Albany River Rats, and the 2006–07 season with the Lowell Devils.

Minard was signed by the Penguins on July 12, 2007. He made his NHL debut on January 21, 2008 against the Washington Capitals. On February 26, Minard recorded his first NHL point, with an assist against the New York Islanders. Minard scored his first NHL goal on March 12, 2008, beating Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres.

On July 13, 2009 he signed a one-year deal with the Edmonton Oilers, one month after the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup.

His brother, Mike Minard, also played briefly in the NHL, as a goaltender for the Edmonton Oilers.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Owen Sound Platers OHL 9 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Owen Sound Platers OHL 43 6 9 15 18
1999–00 Owen Sound Platers OHL 38 12 14 26 39
1999–00 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 28 5 14 19 6
2000–01 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 40 11 8 19 28
2000–01 Oshawa Generals OHL 28 12 12 24 18
2001–02 Oshawa Generals OHL 67 36 35 71 20 5 2 3 5 6
2002–03 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 72 15 17 32 71 4 0 0 0 6
2003–04 San Angelo Saints CHL 64 39 36 75 51 5 1 1 2 2
2004–05 Alaska Aces ECHL 69 49 29 78 54 15 4 4 8 12
2004–05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Alaska Aces ECHL 33 26 16 42 38 22 14 5 19 54
2005–06 Albany River Rats AHL 37 7 12 19 26
2006–07 Lowell Devils AHL 65 32 17 49 30
2007–08 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 56 25 17 42 33 23 11 6 17 10
2007–08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 15 1 1 2 10
2008–09 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 54 34 23 57 38 12 6 3 9 12
2008–09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 20 1 2 3 4
2009–10 Springfield Falcons AHL 40 22 16 38 18
2009–10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 5 0 1 1 0
2010–11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 79 18 17 35 45
2011–12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 39 21 11 32 25
2012–13 Kölner Haie DEL 52 23 15 38 32 12 3 1 4 18
2013–14 Kölner Haie DEL 52 18 15 33 93
2014–15 Kölner Haie DEL 25 6 7 13 22
NHL totals 40 2 4 6 14

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