Éric Fichaud

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Éric Fichaud
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Born (1975-11-04) November 4, 1975 (age 38)
Anjou, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 171 lb (78 kg; 12 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
LNAH team
Former teams
Saint-Georges CRS Express
NHL
Montreal Canadiens
Carolina Hurricanes
Nashville Predators
New York Islanders
DEL
Krefeld Penguins
LNAH
Quebec Radio X
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 16th overall, 1994
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1995–2008

Éric Fichaud (born November 4, 1975) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender. He was selected in the first round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, 16th overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has a wealth of goaltending experience, having played in leagues across North America and also briefly in Germany.

Junior career[edit]

Fichaud played net for the Chicoutimi Saguenéens in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 1994, he led his team to the Memorial Cup, winning a host of awards, including the Hap Emms Memorial Trophy as top goaltender and playoff MVP awards. A classic butterfly goaltender in the Patrick Roy mold, Fichaud looked to be a future National Hockey League starting netminder.

Professional career[edit]

Fichaud never lived up to the lofty expectations his fantastic junior career had led to, bouncing between the minor leagues and the NHL. Shoulder injuries played a key role, and despite Fichaud's best efforts, he was unable to recapture his previous form. Eventually, Fichaud settled into the role as the starting goalie for the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs.

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Preceded by
Landon Wilson
Toronto Maple Leafs first round draft pick
1994
Succeeded by
Jeff Ware