Alexandre Picard (ice hockey)

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This article is about the left winger. For the defenceman also born in 1985, see Alexandre R. Picard.
Alexandre Picard
NLA, ZSC Lions vs. Genève-Servette HC, 25th October 2014 07.JPG
Born (1985-10-09) October 9, 1985 (age 31)
Les Saules, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 206 lb (93 kg; 14 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Czech Extraliga team
Former teams
HK Hradec Kralove
Genève-Servette HC
Columbus Blue Jackets
HC Davos
NHL Draft 8th overall, 2004
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2005–present
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing  Canada
Spengler Cup
Gold medal – first place 2015 Davos

Alexandre Picard (born October 9, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger who is currently playing for HK Hradec Kralove in the Czech Republic.

Playing career[edit]

After playing four full seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), Picard was drafted in the first round, 8th overall, by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Picard joined the Syracuse Crunch, their AHL affiliate, for the 2005–06 season. He made his National Hockey League (NHL) debut with the Blue Jackets in the same season.

On March 3, 2010, the Blue Jackets traded Picard to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Chad Kolarik.[1]

On July 7, 2011, Picard signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.[2] He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. On June 9, 2012, Picard won the Calder Cup with the Norfolk Admirals. He was named MVP of the AHL playoff series.[3]

Picard opted to sign a multi-year contract abroad with Swiss club, Genève-Servette HC of the National League A (NLA) from the 2012–13 season. In December 2013 and in December 2014, he won the Spengler Cup with the Genève-Servette HC. He left after three years with the club. In December 2015, Picard was added to the roster of NLA side HC Davos for the Spengler Cup, and for the third time was part of the Cup winning team. Following his good showing, Davos offered him a contract for the remainder of the 2015-16 campaign which he signed in January 2016.[4]

Picard left Switzerland upon the conclusion of the 2015-16 season and put pen to paper on a one-year deal with Kunlun Red Star for their inaugural KHL campaign,[5] but eventually did not play for the team. On November 29, 2016, he joined HK Hradec Kralove of the Czech Extraliga.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL 6 0 3 3 0
2002–03 Sherbrooke Beavers QMJHL 66 14 15 29 41 12 4 0 4 10
2003–04 Lewiston Maineiacs QMJHL 69 39 41 80 88 7 7 4 11 6
2004–05 Lewiston Maineiacs QMJHL 65 40 45 85 160 8 5 2 7 18
2005–06 Syracuse Crunch AHL 45 15 15 30 52 6 1 0 1 19
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 17 0 0 0 14
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 48 11 18 29 73
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 23 0 1 1 6
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 50 7 13 20 116 13 2 1 3 14
2007–08 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 3 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 15 0 1 1 26
2008–09 Syracuse Crunch AHL 49 22 10 32 107
2009–10 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 9 0 0 0 10
2009–10 Syracuse Crunch AHL 42 17 18 35 111
2009–10 San Antonio Rampage AHL 16 9 6 15 4
2010–11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 59 24 22 46 84
2011–12 Norfolk Admirals AHL 42 6 19 25 65 18 9 7 16 48
2012–13 Genève-Servette HC NLA 32 14 7 21 82 6 2 4 6 4
2013–14 Genève-Servette HC NLA 41 10 19 29 148 11 6 2 8 26
2014–15 Genève-Servette HC NLA 30 10 10 20 22 8 1 3 4 12
2015–16 HC Davos NLA 13 8 3 11 34 4 1 2 3 29
NHL totals 67 0 2 2 58

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Jackets acquire Matt Rust and Chad Kolarik in a pair of deals". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-28. 
  2. ^ "Lightning sign Shannon, Picard". USA Today. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-07-07. 
  3. ^ "Picard named playoff MVP". Hampton Roads. 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Alexandre Picard von Genf nach Davos". www.suedostschweiz.ch. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  5. ^ rsport.ru. "Alexandre Picard signs one-year contract with Chinese KHL team Kunlun Red Star". Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  6. ^ Vavřina, Jan. "Do Mountfieldu HK míří na měsíční zkoušku kanadský forvard Alexandre Picard". Mountfield HK (in Czech). Retrieved 2016-11-30. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marc-Andre Fleury
Winner of the Mike Bossy Trophy
2003–04
Succeeded by
Sidney Crosby
Preceded by
Nikolai Zherdev
Columbus Blue Jackets first round draft pick
2004
Succeeded by
Gilbert Brule