Pittsburgh Penguins
Alexandre Picard
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AlexandrePicard
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 3"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 215
BIRTHDATE: 07/05/1985
BIRTHPLACE: Gatineau, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: PHI: 2003-85 overall
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2005) Jack A. Butterfield Trophy (AHL Playoff MVP) (2013) Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 2nd round choice (Richard Panik) in 2009 Entry Draft for Vaclav Prospal, February 25, 2008. Traded to Ottawa by Tampa Bay with Filip Kuba and San Jose's 1st round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Columbus, later traded to NY Islanders, later traded to Anahaim - Anaheim selected Kyle Palmieri) in 2009 Entry Draft for Andrej Meszaros, August 29, 2008. Traded to Carolina by Ottawa with Ottawa's 2nd round choice (later traded to Edmonton - Edmonton selected Martin Marincin) in 2010 Entry Draft for Matt Cullen, February 12, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 31, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 5, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Lev Praha (KHL), July 25, 2012.
Big defenseman with a hard shot that can play on the power play.

Played 4-plus NHL seasons with Philadelphia, Tampa Bay, Ottawa and Montreal.

Recorded 5 assists Feb. 1, 2007 vs. New Jersey — becoming only the 2nd defenseman in NHL history to record at least 5 assists in 1 game (Gary Suter, Calgary, 6 assists April 4, 1986 vs. Edmonton).

Scored 6 power-play goals for Ottawa in 2008-09.

Set career highs in assists (19) and points (22) with Philadelphia in 2006-07.

List of NHL firsts: game - 1/23/06 vs. Pittsburgh; goal - 11/11/06 vs. Buffalo; assist — 11/30/06 at NY Islanders.

Originally drafted by Philadelphia in the 3rd round (85th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Played 2-plus seasons with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the American Hockey League from 2005-08.
Named to 2008 AHL All-Star Game.

Played 4 seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Halifax and Cape Breton from 2001-05.

Played in President’s Cup league final with Halifax in 2003 and ‘05. Named Halifax team MVP in 2004 and QMJHL Second-Team All-Star.

Posted 122 points (31G-91A) and a plus-88 rating in 255 games during QMJHL career.

Teammate of Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury with Cape Breton in 2003-04 season.

Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2002 U-18 Eight Nations Cup.

Signed through 2011-12 season.