May 23, 1986 |
Holyoke, MA, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||201 lb (91 kg; 14 st 5 lb)|
|Played for||Columbus Blue Jackets
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||46th overall, 2004
Columbus Blue Jackets
Pineault was drafted 46th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. Pineault originally was a product of the U.S National Development Program. He then played collegiate hockey in 2003–04 with Boston College before moving on to the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL.
Pineault made his professional debut in the 2006–07 season with the Blue Jackets affiliate, Syracuse Crunch. Pineault made his NHL debut in the 2007–08 season on April 3, 2008, against the Detroit Red Wings.
On January 10, 2009, Pineault was traded by the Blue Jackets to the Chicago Blackhawks for Michael Blunden. He was then assigned to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League for the remainder of the 2008–09 season.
Pineault left for Europe and signed during the 2009–10 season to trial with HC in the Czech Extraliga on November 2, 2009. After appearing in ten games with Pardubice, Pineault established himself offensively and was offered a contract to remain on the team on December 8, 2009. Adding a physical presence and scoring 10 goals and 20 points in 31 games as a role player, Pineault was given an extended multi-year contract to stay in the Czech Republic on May 14, 2010.
After resuming his career in North America, with a tenure in the Central Hockey League with the Allen Americans, Pineault signed a one-year contract as a free agent with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL on August 28, 2013. At the completion of the 2013–14 season with the Grizzlies, after suffering from a Jaw injury for a significant portion of the year, Pineault opted to end his eight-year professional career and retire.
Pineault took 2011 away from hockey to be with his wife, Monique Pineault who was battling Leukemia at the time. After his wife went into remission he continued playing hockey for the Allen Americans, but only played in 3 games before returning to be with his wife. Upon retirement, Pinealt opted for a career in pharmaceutical sales, driven by his wife Monique's battle with acute myeloid leukemia.
Regular season and playoffs
|2000–01||Boston Junior Bruins||EJHL||57||30||35||65||56||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||58||16||8||24||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||U.S. National Development Team||USDP||56||22||22||44||95||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||3||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Blue Jackets trade Pineault for Blackhawks' Blunden". cbssportsline.com. 2009-01-10. Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2009-01-10.
- "Pardubice to test two North Americans" (in Czech). HC Pardubice. 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
- "Both succeeded; Adam Pineault and Aaron MacKenzie remain in Pardubice" (in Czech). HC Pardubice. 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
- "Pineault signs a new multi-year contract with Pardubice" (in Czech). HC Pardubice. 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
- "Grizzlies add Pineault". Utah Grizzlies. 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2013-08-28.
- "NSB Hockey pro Pineault retires". Daytona Beach News-Journal. 2014-07-11. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
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