Mathieu Chouinard

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Mathieu Chouinard
Born (1980-04-11) April 11, 1980 (age 34)
Laval, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Shawinigan Cataractes
Grand Rapids Griffins
Binghamton Senators
Peoria Rivermen
Manchester Monarchs
Reading Royals
Los Angeles Kings
San Diego Gulls
Laval Chiefs
Cincinnati Mighty Ducks
Phoenix RoadRunners
NHL Draft 15th overall, 1998
Ottawa Senators
45th overall, 2000
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2000–2006

Mathieu Chouinard (born April 11, 1980 in Laval, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender who was drafted by the NHL's Ottawa Senators on two separate occasions. Having played in only one NHL game (with the Los Angeles Kings), he spent the majority of his professional career in the ECHL and AHL.

Career[edit]

Chouinard compiled a 104-60-13 record with the Shawinigan Cataractes and was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the first round (15th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. By 2000, unable to agree to terms on a contract with the Senators, he instead opted back into the NHL draft. Hoping for a fresh start with a new organization, Chouinard was instead selected once more by the Senators, this time in Round 2 (45th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.

Chouinard spent three seasons in the Senators' organization, winning the Harry "Hap" Holmes Memorial Award (shared with Martin Prusek and Simon Lajeunesse) during the 2001–02 American Hockey League season. He signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings in July, 2003

Chouinard made his one NHL appearance on February 29, 2004, when the Los Angeles Kings faced the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim at the Arrowhead Pond. Midway through the third, forward Steve Rucchin scored to give the Ducks a 6–3 lead. Starter Cristobal Huet, was pulled and Chouinard completed the game, stopping two shots he faced.

Awards[edit]

Transactions[edit]

  • Selected by Ottawa Senators in first round (first Senators pick, 15th overall) of NHL entry draft, June 27, 1998.
  • Returned to draft, and selected by Senators in the second round (second Senators pick, 45th overall) of NHL entry draft, June 24, 2000.
  • Signed as free agent by Los Angeles Kings, July 7, 2003.
  • Signed as free agent by San Diego Gulls (ECHL), September 28, 2004.
  • Signed as free agent by Peoria Rivermen (ECHL), March 27, 2005.

Statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year         Team            League GP   MINS   W   L   T    GA    GAA      SA    Sv%    SO      A   PIM     
1996–97 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 17    793   4   7   1    51   3.86       -      -     0      0     2
1997–98 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 55   3055  32  18   3   142   2.79    1510   .906     2      2    13
1998–99 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 56   3288  36  16   4   150   2.74    1605   .907     5      1    35
1999–00 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 59   3338  32  20   5   186   3.34    1990   .897     4      3    10
2000–01 Grand Rapids Griffins   IHL 28   1567  17   7   1    69   2.64     706   .902     1      0     2
2001–02 Grand Rapids Griffins   AHL 25   1404  11  12   1    58   2.48     547   .894     2      2     0
2002–03 Binghamton Senators     AHL  4    151   2   0   0     5   1.98      73   .932     0      0     0
2003–04 Peoria Rivermen        ECHL 15    820  12   2   0    29   2.12     382   .924     3      0     2
2003–04 Manchester Monarchs     AHL 22   1093  10   6   0    41   2.25     469   .913     4      0     0
2003–04 Reading Royals         ECHL  3    185   1   1   1     7   2.27      90   .922     0      0     0
2004–05 Los Angeles Kings       NHL  1      3   0   0   0     0   0.00       2  1.000     0      0     0
2004–05 San Diego Gulls        ECHL  27  1452  11   9   3    73   3.01     774   .906     1      0     4
2004–05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL  3    152   1   1   0     4   1.57      76   .947     1      0     0
2005–06 Laval Chiefs
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen        ECHL  1     57   0   1   0     2   2.07      20   .900     0      0     0
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    NHL TOTALS                       1      3   0   0   0     0   0.00       2  1.000     0      0     0
  QMJHL TOTALS                     187  10474 104  61  13   529   3.03       -     -     11      3    60
    AHL TOTALS                      54   2800  24  18  0    108   2.31    1165   .907     7      2     0
   ECHL TOTALS                      36   2514  24  13  4    111   2.64    1266   .912     4      0     6

Playoffs[edit]

Year            Team         League  GP  MINS   W   L   GA    GAA   
1996–97 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL  4    264   1   3   15   3.41                    
1997–98 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL  6    348   2   4   24   4.14                    
1998–99 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL  6    392   2   4   27   4.13                    
1999–00 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 13    769   7   6   41   3.20                  
2000–01 Grand Rapids Griffins   IHL  3    135   1   1    4   1.78                    
2002–03 Binghamton Senators     AHL  1      2   0   0    0   0.00 
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    QMJHL POST-SEASON TOTALS      29   1773  12  17  107        -

According to hockeydb.com

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Preceded by
Marián Hossa
Ottawa Senators first round draft pick
1998
Succeeded by
Martin Havlát