Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Chris Minard
Chris Minard was born November 18, 1981 in Owen Sound, Ontario. The undrafted left winger honed his skills in the Ontario Hockey League with Owen Sound, St. Michael's, and Oshawa before he turned pro.

After parts of four and a half seasons competing in the OHL, Minard made the leap to the professional hockey ranks in 2002-03, suiting up for the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the ECHL. He spent the next few seasons between the CHL and ECHL competing with the San Angelo Saints and Alaska Aces respectively where he managed to find his offensive touch.

In the summer of 2005, Minard became a member of the Albany River Rats after he signed as a free agent with the AHL club. He went on to split his year between Albany and Alaska before he returned to the New Jersey Devils new affiliate based out of Lowell, Massachusetts in 2006-07. In Lowell, Minard led the club with 49 points (32 goals, 17 assists). However, in the summer of 2007 Minard was signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

As a Pittsburgh Penguin, Minard would make his NHL debut and go on to compete in fifteen games with the club. The remainder of his year was spent with the club's AHL affialte in Wilkes Barre.

In the summer of 2009, Chris signed on with the Edmonton Oilers organization as an unrestricted free agent.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1997-98 Owen Sound Platers OHL 9 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Owen Sound Platers OHL 43 6 9 15 18 -14
1999-00 Owen Sound Platers OHL 38 12 14 26 39 -4
1999-00 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 28 5 14 19 6 -4
2000-01 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 40 11 8 19 28 +5
2000-01 Oshawa Generals OHL 28 12 12 24 18 -12
2001-02 Oshawa Generals OHL 67 36 35 71 20 +6 5 2 3 5 6
2002-03 Pensacola Ice Pilots ECHL 72 15 17 32 71 4 0 0 0 6
2003-04 San Angelo Saints CHL 64 39 36 75 51 5 1 1 2 2
2004-05 Alaska Aces ECHL 69 49 29 78 54 15 4 4 8 12
2004-05 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Albany River Rats AHL 37 7 12 19 26 -9
2005-06 Alaska Aces ECHL 33 26 16 42 38 22 14 5 19 54
2006-07 Lowell Devils AHL 65 32 17 49 30 +5
2007-08 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 15 1 1 2 10 -1
2007-08 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 56 25 17 42 33 +10 23 11 6 17 10
2008-09 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 20 1 2 3 4 0
2008-09 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 54 34 23 57 38 +6 12 6 3 9 12
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 5 0 1 1 0 -3
2009-10 Springfield Falcons AHL 40 22 16 38 18 -3
2010-11 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 79 18 17 35 45 -5
2011-12 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 39 21 11 32 25 +11
2012-13 Kolner Haie Germany 52 23 15 38 32 +7 12 3 1 4 18
NHL Totals 40 2 4 6 14


Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (AHL - Sportsmanship) (2012) Signed as a free agent by Albany (AHL), August 16, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 12, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 13, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Koln (Germany), July 18, 2012.
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