Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Eric Chouinard
On July 8, 1980, the day of Eric Chouinard's birth, his father was busy packing up the household, ready to make the move from Atlanta to Calgary. Eric's Dad, Guy Chouinard, was a star with the NHL's Atlanta Flames, and when the franchise relocated to Calgary that summer, Guy was part of the franchise's move. Eric, in the meantime, grew up big and strong, and today, packs 205 pounds on a 6'3" frame.

While starring with the Quebec Remparts between 1997 and 2000 (the same team, incidentally, with which his father starred between 1971-74), Eric was the first round Entry Draft selection of the Montreal Canadiens in 1998. In 2000-2001, Chouinard made his NHL debut, scoring a goal and 3 assists in his 13 games with les Canadiens, but spent the rest of the season with the Quebec Citadelles of the AHL.

In 2002-03, Chouinard was picked up by the Phildelphia Flyers before being acquired by the Minnesota Wild in December, 2003. After only one season with the Wild organization Chouinard opted to play overseas during the 2004-05 season before being re-acquired by the Flyers in the summer of 2005. Upon his return to the Flyers organization, Chouinard continued to toil in the AHL before being acquired by the Phoenix Coyotes midway through the 2005-06 season.

On the international stage, Chouinard represented Canada at the World Junior Championships (1999-2000).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Magog Contonniers QAHA 22 12 14 26 12
1995-96 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 17 2 5 7 15 7 12 19 12
1996-97 Laval Titan QMJHL 1 1 0 1 0 +1
1996-97 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 40 29 41 70 40 10 14 9 23
1997-98 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 68 41 42 83 18 +10 14 7 10 17 6
1997-98 Canada U-18 4 4 2 6 4
1998-99 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 62 50 59 109 56 +35 13 8 10 18 8
1998-99 Canada WJC-A 2 1 0 1 2
1998-99 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 6 3 2 5 0
1999-00 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 50 57 47 104 105 +23 11 14 4 18 8
1999-00 Canada WJC-A 7 3 0 3 0 -3
2000-01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 1 3 4 0 0
2000-01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 48 12 21 33 6 -7 9 2 0 2 2
2001-02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 65 19 23 42 18 -7 2 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Utah Grizzlies AHL 32 12 12 24 16 +2
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 28 4 4 8 8 +2
2003-04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 17 3 0 3 0 -3
2003-04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Minnesota Wild NHL 31 3 4 7 6 -7
2004-05 EC Red Bull Salzburg Austria 16 5 5 10 42
2005-06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 2 0
2005-06 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 24 7 7 14 4 -8
2005-06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 47 8 12 20 22 -19
2006-07 HC Sierre-Anniviers Swiss-2 4 3 3 6 0
2006-07 Straubing Tigers Germany 27 6 17 23 32
2007-08 Straubing Tigers Germany 55 30 22 52 58
2008-09 Straubing Tigers Germany 41 14 19 33 12
2009-10 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 45 15 14 29 32 5 2 2 4 4
2010-11 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 52 24 25 49 50 2 0 1 1 2
2011-12 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 34 13 18 31 10
2012-13 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 52 16 31 47 20 3 0 1 1 0
2013-14 Dynamo Minsk KHL 8 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 90 11 11 22 16


Son of Guy Traded to Philadelphia by Montreal for Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Maxim Lapierre) in 2003 Entry Draft, January 29, 2003. Traded to Minnesota by Philadelphia for Minnesota's 5th round choice (Chris Zarb) in 2004 Entry Draft, December 17, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), October 14, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, August 22, 2005. Traded to Phoenix by Philadelphia for Kiel McLeod, December 28, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Sierre (Swiss-2), Novmber 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Straubing (Germany), December 1, 2006.