Eric Chouinard

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Eric Chouinard
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Born (1980-07-08) July 8, 1980 (age 34)
Atlanta, GA, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Vålerenga Ishockey
Montreal Canadiens
Philadelphia Flyers
Minnesota Wild
Straubing Tigers
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 16th overall, 1998
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2000–present

Eric Guy Chouinard (born July 8, 1980) is an American-born Canadian professional ice hockey player, who is currently playing for Vålerenga Ishockey. He most recently played for the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

Playing career[edit]

Born in Atlanta during his father's days with the Atlanta Flames, but raised in Cap-Rouge, Quebec, Chouinard has played for Team Canada in international competition despite getting offers to play for Team USA. After scoring 296 points in 180 games with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, he became a 1st-round draft choice (16th overall) by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Since then, he has also played for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Minnesota Wild, where he played alongside his cousin, Marc Chouinard, during the 2003–04 season.

In 2006–2007, Chouinard played four games in Switzerland for HC Sierre-Anniviers. He received an offer to play for the Straubing Tigers of the German DEL where he played until January 19, 2009 when he was suspended by the team.

On September 2, 2009 Chouinard signed a contract with the Nurnberg Ice Tigers of the German elite league DEL. On January 15, 2011, he signed a new two-year contract extension with the Ice Tigers that will take him through the 2012–2013 season.[1]

On January 3, 2014 Chouinard signed a contract with the Norwegian team Vålerenga for an unknown contract length.

Personal life[edit]

Eric is the son of former Atlanta Flames star Guy Chouinard.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 68 41 42 83 18 14 7 10 17 6
1998–99 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 62 50 59 109 56 13 8 10 18 8
1998–99 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 6 3 2 5 0
1999–00 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 50 57 47 104 105 11 14 4 18 8
2000–01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 1 3 4 0
2000–01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 48 12 21 33 6 9 2 0 2 2
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 65 19 23 42 18 2 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Utah Grizzlies AHL 32 12 12 24 16
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 28 4 4 8 8
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 17 3 0 3 0
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 31 3 4 7 6
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 EC Salzburg EBEL 16 5 5 10 42
2005–06 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 24 7 7 14 4
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2005–06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 47 8 12 20 22
2006–07 HC Sierre NLB 4 3 3 6 0
2006–07 Straubing Tigers DEL 27 6 17 23 32
2007–08 Straubing Tigers DEL 55 30 22 52 58
2008–09 Straubing Tigers DEL 41 14 10 33 12
2009–10 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 45 15 14 29 32 5 2 2 4 4
2010–11 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 52 24 25 49 50 2 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 34 13 18 31 10
2012–13 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 52 16 31 47 20 3 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 90 11 11 22 16
DEL totals 306 118 146 264 214 10 2 4 6 6
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2000 Umeå

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Canada WJC 7 3 0 3 0
Junior int'l totals 7 3 0 3 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eric Chouinard in Nürnberg till 2013!" (in German). Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. 2011-01-15. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  2. ^ Panaccio, Tim; Carchidi, Sam (January 30, 2003). "Slumping Flyers obtain Chouinard from Montreal". Philadelphia Inquirer. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Jason Ward
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
1998
Succeeded by
Ron Hainsey