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Alexandre Picard
Alexandre Picard
(al-ehx-AHN-druh pee-KAR)
Number: 45
Height: 6' 3"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: 5 Jul 1985
Birthplace: Gatineau, QC, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Ottawa by Tampa Bay with Alexandre Picard and a 2009 first round pick (obtained from San Jose) for Andrej Meszaros on Aug. 29, 2008
Drafted: PHI / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (85th overall)
2008-09: Played 100th career NHL game on Oct. 25 at Toronto (3-2 loss) … Established new career highs for goals (six) and power-play goals (six) in one season … Had one multi-point game … Had one three-game point streak (0-4) Nov. 17-22 … Missed 30 games to injury. 2007-08: Played a season-high 28:59 of time-on-ice with Tampa Bay against New Jersey (3/7/08) … In 20 games with Tampa Bay, he played only six games under 20 minutes of time-on-ice … In 53 games with the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, Philadelphia Phantoms, ranked first on the team and seventh in the AHL in points by a defenceman with 38 … Had nine multi-point games, including two three-assist games … Represented the Phantoms at the 2008 AHL all-star game … Established AHL career season highs in goals, assists and points. 2006-07: Played a team season-high 32:42 of time-on-ice against New Jersey (2/1/07) and recorded in the same game career high in points (five assists) and assists (5), becoming only the second defenceman in NHL history to record at least five assists in a game (Gary Suter with Calgary had six assists 4/4/86 against Edmonton) … Recorded his first multi-point game with two power-play assists, and first career assist at New York Islanders (11/30/06) … Recalled from the Phantoms three times. 2005-06: Awarded the Phantoms Most Coachable Player Award … Ranked second on the Phantoms in points and goals among defencemen. Major junior: Played four seasons in the QMJHL from 2001 to 2005, recording 31 goals and 122 points with 182 penalty minutes in 255 regular-season games … Went to the President’s Cup league final with Halifax in 2003 and 2005 … In 2004-05, named to QMJHL second all-star … Named team MVP of Halifax. International: Member of Team Canada that won gold at the 2002 U18 Eight Nations Cup.