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Fantasy Summary

Energy player and penalty killer, but unlikely to ever be an NHLer


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April 2018 – Girard’s fourth full AHL season ended with another step backwards in production without a notable increase in any other fantasy-worthy regard. He did not receive any NHL call-ups despite many injuries to the Avs lineup during the season. He remains fantasy-irrelevant. Hayden Soboleski September 2017 – Girard has been assigned to the AHL after being cut from training camp. He is likely never going to be an NHLer, even on a call-up basis, but he had some strong shifts on the PK in training camp that got noticed and may have earned him some points. He will clear waivers before joining the Rampage. Hayden Soboleski January 2017 – Girard has been traded to the Colorado Avalanche, where he has been assigned to the AHL Rampage. At this point he adds depth in the center position but will be behind Grimaldi when call-ups are required, and will be behind Jost if he chooses to turn pro after this NCAA season. He has been unable to build upon his moderately successful sophomore AHL season in which he scored 21 points in 76 games, struggling with 8-in-35 this season. In an organiaztion where there will be lots of recalls and reassignments in the near future, Girard will have to work hard to earn any chances ahead of players who have paid their dues. Hayden Soboleski November 2015 – Girard finished up his junior career winning his second straight QMJHL top defensive forward award before moving on to play for the Admirals in the AHL. His first season pro season was a mixed bag as he was a minus-9 and only scored nine points on the year. That being said, the fact that he suited up in 61 games shows that his value stretches beyond offensive numbers. Girard has not come out of the gate flying in the 2015-16 season as he only has two points in 13 games. He’ll need to pick up the pace to avoid being passed on the depth chart by younger players. Donesh Mazloum December, 2013 – After being passed over in the NHL draft during his first year of eligibility, Girard was drafted in the 4th round in the 2013 NHL draft by the Nashville Predators. This came on the heels of a stellar 23 goal, 61 point junior campaign with Baie-Comeau of the QMJHL. Following a strong start to this year, Girard was named as one of the 25 players on Team Canada’s preliminary world junior roster, before ultimately becoming the team’s last cut. Donesh Mazloum

Fantasy Upside 2.0
NHL Certainty 0.5
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth May 9, 1994
Height 5‘11”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 4; Overall: 95


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 Noroît Gouverneurs M15 AALHDAAQ- - -- -|        
 2009-2010 Séminaire St-François BlizzardQM18AAA41 7 1118 68|Playoffs3 1 12 15 
 2010-2011 Baie-Comeau DrakkarQMJHL64 5 1217 37|        
  Canada Québec U17WHC-176 2 24 6|        
 2011-2012 Baie-Comeau DrakkarQMJHL60 6 1521 63|Playoffs8 2 13 14 
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 00 4|        
  Canada U18WJC-185 1 01 6|        
 2012-2013 Baie-Comeau DrakkarQMJHL58 23 3861 58|Playoffs19 4 1115 42 
 2013-2014 Baie-Comeau DrakkarQMJHL58 11 3243 130|Playoffs21 4 812 43 
  QMJHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 00 0|        
 2014-2015 Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL61 4 59 54|        
 2015-2016 Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL76 5 1621 62|Playoffs3 0 00
 2016-2017 Milwaukee AdmiralsAHL35 3 58 29|        
  San Antonio RampageAHL38 7 1320 76|        
 2017-2018 San Antonio RampageAHL76 12 618 74|        
 2018-2019 Manitoba MooseAHL70 5 1318 85|        
 2019-2020 Adirondack ThunderECHL3 3 14 0|        
  Fehérvár AV19ICEHL36 9 2130 41|        
 2020-2021 HC InnsbruckICEHL46 9 3241 90|        
 2021-2022 IF BjörklövenHockeyAllsvenskan45 4 1721 69|Qualification18 0 44 35 
 2022-2023 Frisk AskerNorway32 6 2127 34|Playoffs4 1 56 41 
 2023-2024 Frisk AskerNorway8 2 13 27|