Olivier Michaud

Olivier Léo Patrick Alexandre Michaud (born September 14, 1983) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey goaltender.

Olivier Michaud
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Michaud with the Hamilton Bulldogs in 2005
Born (1983-09-14) September 14, 1983 (age 37)
Beloeil, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2001–2009


Michaud was born in Beloeil, Quebec. As a youth, he played in the 1997 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Richelieu Laser minor ice hockey team.[1]

Michaud played one game in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens during the 2001–02 NHL season. His appearance was due to the loss of Jose Theodore and backup Jeff Hackett to injury, and Michaud became an emergency call-up from his junior team to back up third-string Mathieu Garon. Michaud relieved Garon for one period, making 14 saves in 18 minutes of action while not giving up a goal. This appearance made him the youngest player to ever tend goal for the Canadiens and second-youngest goaltender to play in the NHL.[2] He resides in Montreal, where he operates a goaltending school, Ecole de Gardiens de But Olivier Michaud.


  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  2. ^ "Montreal Canadiens goaltending history : Olivier Michaud". goaliesarchive.com. Archived from the original on 2015-03-26. Retrieved 2010-04-22.

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