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Eric Guy Chouinard (born July 8, 1980) is an American-born Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota Wild.

Eric Chouinard
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Born (1980-07-08) July 8, 1980 (age 39)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Philadelphia Flyers
Minnesota Wild
Straubing Tigers
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
Dinamo Minsk
Vålerenga Ishockey
Brûleurs de Loups
NHL Draft 16th overall, 1998
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2000–2018

Playing careerEdit

Chouinard was born in Atlanta during his father's days with the Atlanta Flames, but raised in Cap-Rouge, Quebec.[citation needed] As a youth, he played in the 1993 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Sherbrooke.[1]

Chouinard has played for Team Canada in international competition despite getting offers to play for Team USA. After scoring 296 points in 180 games with the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, he became a 1st-round draft choice (16th overall) by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Since then, he has also played for the Philadelphia Flyers and the Minnesota Wild, where he played alongside his cousin, Marc Chouinard, during the 2003–04 season.[citation needed]

In 2006–2007, Chouinard played four games in Switzerland for HC Sierre-Anniviers. He received an offer to play for the Straubing Tigers of the German DEL where he played until January 19, 2009 when he was suspended by the team.[citation needed]

On September 2, 2009 Chouinard signed a contract with the Nurnberg Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. On January 15, 2011, he signed a new two-year contract extension with the Ice Tigers that will take him through the 2012–2013 season.[citation needed]

Approaching his final professional years, Chouinard played three seasons with Brûleurs de Loups of the French Ligue Magnus before ending his career by returning to Germany for a single season in 2017–18 with the Bayreuth Tigers of the DEL2.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Eric is the son of former Atlanta Flames star Guy Chouinard.[3] and the cousin of Marc Chouinard.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 68 41 42 83 18 14 7 10 17 6
1998–99 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 62 50 59 109 56 13 8 10 18 8
1998–99 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 6 3 2 5 0
1999–00 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 50 57 47 104 105 11 14 4 18 8
2000–01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 1 3 4 0
2000–01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 48 12 21 33 6 9 2 0 2 2
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 65 19 23 42 18 2 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Utah Grizzlies AHL 32 12 12 24 16
2002–03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 28 4 4 8 8
2003–04 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 17 3 0 3 0
2003–04 Minnesota Wild NHL 31 3 4 7 6
2003–04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 EC Salzburg EBEL 16 5 5 10 42
2005–06 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 24 7 7 14 4
2005–06 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2005–06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 47 8 12 20 22
2006–07 HC Sierre NLB 4 3 3 6 0
2006–07 Straubing Tigers DEL 27 6 17 23 32
2007–08 Straubing Tigers DEL 55 30 22 52 58
2008–09 Straubing Tigers DEL 41 14 10 33 12
2009–10 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 45 15 14 29 32 5 2 2 4 4
2010–11 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 52 24 25 49 50 2 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 34 13 18 31 10
2012–13 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 52 16 31 47 20 3 0 1 1 0
2013–14 HC Dinamo Minsk KHL 8 0 0 0 4
2013–14 Vålerenga Ishockey GET 16 7 12 19 2 4 1 3 4 2
2014–15 Grenoble FRA 24 16 15 31 32 5 1 2 3 0
2015–16 Grenoble FRA 26 23 20 43 8 5 1 2 3 0
2016–17 Grenoble FRA 44 23 34 57 30 12 9 6 15 4
2017–18 Bayreuth Tigers DEL2 27 12 25 37 18
NHL totals 90 11 11 22 16
DEL totals 306 118 146 264 214 10 2 4 6 6
Medal record
Representing   Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  2000 Umeå

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Canada WJC   7 3 0 3 0
Junior totals 7 3 0 3 0

Awards and honoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  2. ^ "Eric Chouinard bids farewell to Tigers" (in French). Bayreuth Tigers. 2018-04-02. Retrieved 2018-04-02. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Panaccio, Tim; Carchidi, Sam (January 30, 2003). "Slumping Flyers obtain Chouinard from Montreal". Philadelphia Inquirer.
  4. ^ "Canadian All-Stars 11, Planet USA All-Stars 10". American Hockey League. 2001-01-15. Retrieved 2019-02-01. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jason Ward
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
1998
Succeeded by
Ron Hainsey