Chris Minard
Chris Minard
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) Minny
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
F. Teams
Edmonton Oilers
Springfield Falcons (AHL)
Pittsburgh Penguins
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born November 18 1981 (1981-11-18) (age 38),
Owen Sound, ON, CAN
NHL Draft undrafted
Pro Career 2002 – present

Chris Minard (born November 18, 1981 in Owen Sound, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey player for the Springfield Falcons in the American Hockey League (AHL). Minard began his professional career in 2002 with the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the ECHL.

During the 2004–05 season he played with the Alaska Aces, and made his AHL debut, playing one game with the Milwaukee Admirals. During the NHL lockout, Minard played on a line with Scott Gomez, who had returned to his hometown of Anchorage to play for the season. During the season, Minard posted career highs in goals scored. This led to Gomez influencing New Jersey Devils management to give Minard a training camp slot, where he would earn a spot for the 2005–06 AHL season with the Albany River Rats, and the 2006–07 season with the Lowell Devils.

Minard was signed by the Penguins on July 12, 2007. He made his NHL debut on January 21, 2008 against the Washington Capitals. On February 26, Minard recorded his first NHL point, with an assist against the New York Islanders. Minard scored his first NHL goal on March 12, 2008, beating Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres.

His brother, Mike Minard also played briefly in the NHL, as a goaltender for the Edmonton Oilers.

On July 13, 2009 he signed a deal with the Edmonton Oilers, one month after the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98Owen Sound PlatersOHL9011010002
1998–99Owen Sound PlatersOHL43691518
1999–00Owen Sound PlatersOHL3812142639
1999–00Toronto St. Michael's MajorsOHL28514196
2000–01Toronto St. Michael's MajorsOHL401181928
2000–01Oshawa GeneralsOHL2812122418
2001–02Oshawa GeneralsOHL673635712052356
2002–03Pensacola Ice PilotsECHL721517327140006
2003–04San Angelo SaintsCHL643936755151122
2004–05Alaska AcesECHL69492978541544812
2004–05Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL10000
2005–06Alaska AcesECHL3326164238221451954
2005–06Albany River RatsAHL377121926
2006–07Lowell DevilsAHL6532174930
2007–08Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL5625174233231161710
2007–08Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL1511210
2008–09Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL54342357381263912
2008–09Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL201234
NHL totals 35 2 3 5 14

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