Noel Picard

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Noel Picard
Noel Picard 2005.jpg
Noel Picard in 2005
Born (1938-12-25)December 25, 1938
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died September 6, 2017(2017-09-06) (aged 78)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
St. Louis Blues
Atlanta Flames
Playing career 1960–1973

Joseph Jean-Noel Yves Picard (December 25, 1938 – September 6, 2017) was a Canadian ice hockey defenceman. He was the brother of former National Hockey League (NHL) player Roger Picard with whom he briefly played in St Louis for one season.

Picard started his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens in 1965. He later played for the St. Louis Blues and Atlanta Flames. Picard retired after the 1973 season, winning one Stanley Cup with Montreal in 1965. He is noted for tripping Bobby Orr after Orr scored the goal to give the Boston Bruins the 1970 Stanley Cup, helping send a jumping Orr flying through the air with his arms raised in celebration. This image stands as one of the most famous action shots in North American sports history.[citation needed]

Picard was a broadcaster for Blues games after he retired, and purchased Midway, a restaurant in Cuba, Missouri in 1976 (and later sold),[1] then returned to Montreal until he died.[2]

He had two children with Viviane whom were raised in the St. Louis area, a daughter Annie in Chicago,[3] and son Dan (who lives in New Baden, Illinois).[4]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1959–60 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 29 1 3 4 22 12 2 1 3 4
1960–61 Jersey Larks EHL 55 2 6 8 55
1961–62 Montréal Olympics Qué-Sr. 18 3 7 10 8 6 1 3 4 17
1961–62 Montréal Olympics Al-Cup 15 2 6 8 38
1962–63 Sherbrooke Castors Qué-Sr. 1 0 0 0 0
1963–64 Omaha Knights CPHL 59 4 25 29 147 9 1 2 3 12
1964–65 Montréal Canadiens NHL 16 0 7 7 33 3 0 1 1 0
1964–65 Omaha Knights CPHL 50 13 23 36 142
1965–66 Houston Apollos CPHL 58 3 15 18 186
1966–67 Seattle Totems WHL 63 3 24 27 135 10 2 5 7 16
1966–67 Providence Reds AHL 9 0 3 3 17
1967–68 St. Louis Blues NHL 66 1 10 11 142 13 0 3 3 46
1968–69 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 5 19 24 131 12 1 4 5 30
1969–70 St. Louis Blues NHL 39 1 4 5 88 16 0 2 2 65
1970–71 St. Louis Blues NHL 75 3 8 11 119 6 1 1 2 26
1971–72 St. Louis Blues NHL 15 1 5 6 50
1972–73 St. Louis Blues NHL 16 1 0 1 10
1972–73 Atlanta Flames NHL 41 0 10 10 43
CPHL totals 167 20 63 83 475 9 1 2 3 12
NHL totals 335 12 63 75 616 50 2 11 13 167

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ghosts of the past haunt Route 66 landmark - Cuba, MO - Route 66 Mural City". 15 June 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Timmermann, Tom. "Noel Picard, an original St. Louis Blue, dies at 78". Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  3. ^ anniepicard.net https://www.anniepicard.net/. Retrieved 7 September 2017.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ O'Neill, Dan. "Noel Picard, 72, has greetings, tales to tell". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 

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