November 1, 1976 |
Owen Sound, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Edmonton Oilers|
|NHL Draft||83rd overall, 1995
Michael Edward Roger Minard (born November 1, 1976) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played in one National Hockey League game for the Edmonton Oilers during the 1999–2000 NHL season.
Mike Minard is a Senior Instructor at the Minard Goaltending School after playing 13 years professionally. He has played at every level (NHL, AHL, ECHL, CHL, Europe). Mike was part of the Edmonton Oilers from 1996–2000 and with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2000-2004.
Mike is a strong body within the community receiving several community service awards. He was twice the recipient of the AHL's Yanick Dupre Memorial Award for his contribution to the community's Sick Children's Hospital, schools and hockey organizations in Hamilton, Ontario and St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Mike has 16 years experience in running both player and goalie development programs and coaching.
His brother, Chris Minard has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2007-2008 year, and the 2008-2009 year, when they won the Stanley Cup, the Edmonton Oilers in 2009-2010 and is currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings for the upcoming 2010-2011 season.
Minard previously served on the coaching staff for the AHL's Portland Pirates. He was terminated from the position, after he was arrested and charged for sexual misconduct after it was revealed he and a 13-year-old girl engaged in lewd text messages. On August 29, 2014, Minard was sentenced to two months in prison after pleading no contest to sexual misconduct charges.