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Alexandre Picard
Alexandre Picard
Defenseman
Number: 54
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: Jul 5, 1985
Birthplace: Gatineau, QC, Canada
Drafted: PHI / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (85th overall)
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.
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