Mike Minard

Michael Edward Roger Minard (born November 1, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in one National Hockey League game for the Edmonton Oilers during the 1999–2000 NHL season.

Mike Minard
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Born (1976-11-01) November 1, 1976 (age 44)
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Edmonton Oilers
Belfast Giants
NHL Draft 83rd overall, 1995
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1996–2008

Playing careerEdit

Minard played with the Chilliwack Chiefs in the British Columbia Junior Hockey League (BCJHL) in the 1994–95 season, earning Coastal Rookie of the Year and Goaltender of the Year honours before he was selected in the fourth round, 83rd overall, by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.


Minard previously served on the coaching staff for the AHL's Portland Pirates. He was terminated from the position, after he was arrested and charged for sexual misconduct after it was revealed he and a 13-year-old girl engaged in lewd text messages.[1] On August 29, 2014, Minard was sentenced to two months in prison after pleading no contest to sexual misconduct charges.[2]

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
Coastal Rookie of the Year 1995
Goaltender of the Year 1995
Yanick Dupre Memorial Award 2000, 2001
All-Star Game 2001 [3]
Second All-Star Team 2006

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Mike Minard, former Maple Leafs, Bulldogs goalie, jailed for sexts with teen". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2014-09-14. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  2. ^ "Jail sentence for coach who asked for pics of 13-year-old". The Hockey News. 2014-08-29. Retrieved 2014-08-29.
  3. ^ "Canadian All-Stars 11, Planet USA All-Stars 10". American Hockey League. 2001-01-15. Retrieved 2019-02-01.

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