Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Michel Picard
Michel Picard played his junior hockey with the Trois-Rivieres Draveurs of the QMJHL from 1986 to 1989. During that time, he established himself as a prolific scorer who could back his points up with some tough, physical play.

But in spite of his solid amateur career, he wasn't drafted until the 8th round of the 1989 Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers. He turned pro with the Binghamton Whalers of the AHL in 1989-90. His initial appearance in the minors marked the beginning of a lengthy career as a journeyman winger who was good for spot duty with a variety of NHL clubs, but he never attained permanent post.

Over the eight seasons that followed, Picard picked up low double-digit stints with the Whalers, Sharks, Senators, Blues, Oilers, and Flyers. In each case, his ice time was limited to fourth-line duty as a cog in his teams' defensive wheels. Between NHL stops, he saw duty with the Springfield Indians, the Kansas City Blades, the Portland Pirates, the PEI Senators, Vastra Frolunda in Sweden, the Grand Rapids Griffins, and the Philadelphia Phantoms.

In 2001-02, Picard decided to try his hand at European hockey again, this time with the Mannheim Eagles in Germany.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1985-86 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 42 53 34 87
1986-87 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL 66 33 35 68 55
1987-88 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL 69 40 55 95 69
1988-89 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL 66 59 81 140 107 4 1 3 4 2
1989-90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 67 16 24 40 98
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 5 1 0 1 2 -2
1990-91 Springfield Indians AHL 77 56 40 96 61 18 8 13 21 18
1991-92 Hartford Whalers NHL 25 3 5 8 6 -2
1991-92 Springfield Indians AHL 40 21 17 38 44 11 2 0 2 34
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 25 4 0 4 24 -17
1992-93 Kansas City Blades IHL 33 7 10 17 51 12 3 2 5 20
1993-94 Portland Pirates AHL 61 41 44 85 99 17 11 10 21 22
1994-95 P.E.I. Senators AHL 57 32 57 89 58 8 4 4 8 6
1994-95 Ottawa Senators NHL 24 5 8 13 14 -1
1995-96 Ottawa Senators NHL 17 2 6 8 10 -1
1995-96 P.E.I. Senators AHL 55 37 45 82 79 5 5 1 6 2
1996-97 Vastra Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 3 0 1 1 0
1996-97 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 82 46 55 101 58 5 2 0 2 10
1997-98 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 58 28 41 69 42 +5
1997-98 St. Louis Blues NHL 16 1 8 9 29 +3
1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 45 11 11 22 16 +5 5 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 6 2 2 4 2 +1
1999-00 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 65 33 35 68 50 +29 17 8 10 18 4
1999-00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
2000-01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 7 1 4 5 0 +6
2000-01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 72 31 39 70 22 -7 10 4 5 9 4
2001-02 Adler Mannheim Germany 60 24 28 52 30 12 7 6 13 4
2002-03 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 78 32 52 84 34 +8 15 3 1 4 8
2003-04 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 75 17 37 54 35 +2 4 0 0 0 2
2004-05 Thetford Mines Prolab QNAHL 60 36 55 91 22 17 6 11 17 8
NHL Totals 166 28 42 70 103 5 0 0 0 2


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1989)
AHL First All-Star Team (1991, 1995)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1994, 2003)
IHL First All-Star Team (1997)
Traded to San Jose by Hartford for future considerations (Yvon Corriveau, January 21, 1993), October 9, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Portland (AHL), September, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, June 16, 1994. Traded to Washington by Ottawa for cash, May 21, 1996. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, January 5, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, December 2, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 14, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 15, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Thetford Mines (QNAHL), September, 2004.
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