Started playing hockey at age 4 because his father built a rink in the backyard and initiated him into the game ... has worked for his uncle's business installing dairy farm equipment in the summer ... Favorites: Movie - Seabiscuit; Television Show - American Chopper; Television Channel - Discovery Channel; Musical Group - Green Day; Professional Team - Montreal Canadiens; Professional Athlete - Peter Forsberg, because he is a hard worker with unbelievable hands; Vacation Spot - Wanzatika Lake (fishing trip) ... hometown of St. Isidore has a population of 1,200 ... describes himself as a hard-working two-way team player ... says his father made an impact on his hockey career because he was his inspiration.
Prior to Ohio State Played for the Hawkesbury Hawks for five seasons (2001-02 through 2005-06) ... served as team captain his last season with the squad ... won CJHL titles the last two seasons ... played in 49 games for the Hawks in 2005-06, posting 37 goals and 47 assists for 84 points along with 64 penalty minutes, leading the squad in scoring ... 2006 first team all-star as a left wing ... named best graduating player of the CJHL ... coached by Eric Veilleux and Jeff Carter ... won Top Scorer award in 2005 Royal Bank Cup, as the team advanced to the semifinals before losing to Weyburn in three overtimes ... named player of the game at the all-star game ... won Eastern Canada Championship and named to the all-star team of the tournament ... graduated from Ecole Secondaire de Plantagenet.
Off the Ice Born Oct. 14, 1985 ... son of Lise Picard and the late Marc Picard ... has a sister, Nancy ... nickname is Pic ... enjoys hunting, fishing and being in the great outdoors.
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