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Chris Minard
Chris Minard
Left Wing
Number: 23
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Nov 18, 1981
Birthplace: Owen Sound, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on July 12, 2007
2007-08: Made NHL debut with Penguins Jan. 21 vs. Washington and scored first career goal and assist March 12 vs. Buffalo … Had two points (1+1) in 15 NHL games ... Led Wilkes-Barre/Scranton with 25 goals and ranked fifth on team in points with 42 in 53 games … Had hat-trick in WB/S debut Oct. 3 vs. Hershey … Ranked second on team with 11 playoff goals … Had 17 points (11+6) in 23 playoff games … Had three two-goal games in playoffs … Had two playoff game-winning goals in overtime.

CAREER: Has played six pro seasons with Milwaukee, Albany, Lowell and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), Pensacola and Alaska (ECHL) and San Angelo (CHL) … Led Lowell with 32 goals and 49 points in 2006-07 and ranked third in AHL with eight game-winning goals … Helped Alaska to ECHL championship in 2005-06, scoring a league-best 14 goals in 22 playoff games … Had dominating regular season with Alaska in 2004-05, leading league with 49 goals and going racking up 78 points (49+29) in 69 games … Was teammate of NHL’s Scott Gomez during 2004-05 lockout season … Played in 2004 CHL All-Star Game for San Angelo … Played five seasons of junior hockey with Owen Sound, St. Michael’s and Oshawa of OHL from 1997-02 … Played 253 career OHL games, tallying 175 points (82+93).

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