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Chet Pickard
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Born November 29 1989 (1989-11-29) (age 27),
Moncton, NB, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
Nashville Predators
Milwaukee Admirals (AHL)
ECHL
Cincinnati Cyclones
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2008
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2009–present

</div></div> Chet Pickard (born November 29, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing careerEdit

Pickard played minor hockey with the Winnipeg Monarchs before joining the major junior ranks with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2005–06. He played backup to Carey Price in his first two seasons, then took over the starting position in 2007–08 as Price graduated to the Montreal Canadiens. Pickard won 46 games and posted a 2.32 goals against average (GAA) and .920 save percentage, en route to succeeding Price as CHL Goaltender of the Year. He was additionally awarded the Del Wilson Trophy as the top WHL goaltender and was named to the WHL West and CHL First All-Star Teams. In the off-season, he was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. In 2008–09, he recorded a 2.28 GAA and .921 save percentage, while helping lead the Americans to their second straight U.S. Division title. He was nominated for his second Del Wilson Trophy opposite Braden Holtby of the Saskatoon Blades and named to the WHL West First All-Star Team.

Pickard played most of the 2010-11 season with the Cincinnati Cyclones and Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.During the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs he was called up to the Nashville Predators before their 2nd round series with the Vancouver Canucks, however he did not get into a game.

PersonalEdit

Chet's younger brother Calvin Pickard is also a goaltender.

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
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World Junior Championships
Gold 2009 Ottawa

Playing in his fourth junior season, Pickard was selected by Team Canada for the 2009 World Junior Championships.[1] He played in two games as backup to Dustin Tokarski of the Spokane Chiefs, helping Canada to their fifth straight gold medal.

AwardsEdit

Source: Chet Pickard on NHL.com

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

   
Season Team League GP Min GA EN SO GAA W L OTL SV SV%
2005–06 Tri-City Americans WHL 26 1270 62 2 3 2.93 9 9 1 541 0.897
2006–07 Tri-City Americans WHL 29 1577 75 1 1 2.85 17 10 1 694 0.903
2007–08 Tri-City Americans WHL 64 3779 146 4 2 2.32 46 12 4 1639 0.918
2008–09 Tri-City Americans WHL 50 2947 112 3 6 2.28 35 12 3 1300 0.921
2009–10 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 36 2024 96 5 1 2.85 14 16 3 791 0.892
WHL totals 169 9573 395 10 12 107 43 9 4174

ReferencesEdit

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Preceded by
Colin Wilson
Nashville Predators first round draft pick
2008
Succeeded by
Ryan Ellis
Preceded by
Carey Price
Winner of the WHL Del Wilson Trophy
2008, 2009
Succeeded by
Martin Jones
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