Blue Jackets Prospect Profile: Alexandre Picard

Tuesday, 08.09.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
Columbus Blue Jackets
Blue Jackets radio voice George Matthews resumes his summer-long look at the team's top prospects with 2004 first round pick Alexandre Picard.


Alexandre Picard
Forward
Born: October 6, 1985 (19)
Height: 6'2
Weight: 190 pounds
Shoots: Left
Drafted: Blue Jackets first round pick, 8th overall, at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft

Stats:
Has scored 93-104-197 in 206 career games in the QMJHL. In 2004-05, he set career-highs with 40 goals, 45 assists, 85 points, and 160 penalty minutes. He finished ranked among the QMJHL's top-10 in goals (T-6th), points (T-8th), and shorthanded goals (2nd, 6 SHG), while ranking tied for 11th in game-winning goals (6) and tied for 22nd in plus/minus rating (+20).

Overview:
- Solid two-way forward with the offensive upside to become a regular on a scoring line.
- Has a good shot with a quick release. Is a proven goal scorer at the junior level (79 goals the past two seasons).
- Has good NHL speed. Should be able to beat defenders to the outside.
- Not afraid to take a hit in order to make a big play. He consistently plays in high-traffic areas on the ice and likes to play in the paint, similarly to a Rick Nash.
- Has lots of skill, tenacity, and confidence. Has a knack for irritating opponents.

Road to the NHL:
He has a chance to earn a roster spot with the Blue Jackets this fall. He has proven all he can at the Major Junior level and needs to show what he can do as a professional. Because of his physical, blue collar style of play, he will likely start his pro career as a third or fourth line grind wing, very similar to the way Dan Fritsche was used during the first half of the 2003-04 season.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Dubinsky 4 1 5 1 6
J. Johnson 4 3 2 1 5
R. Johansen 4 2 3 0 5
B. Jenner 4 2 2 -2 4
M. Calvert 4 2 1 3 3
D. Savard 4 0 3 2 3
M. Letestu 4 1 1 -1 2
C. Atkinson 4 1 1 2 2
J. Wisniewski 4 0 2 -4 2
A. Anisimov 4 0 2 -1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 2 2 0 .900 3.22
 
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