|Born:||May 12, 1998||Draft:||2016, Predators, 47th Overall|
Samuel Girard (born May 12, 1998) is a defenseman with the Colorado Avalanche. After playing major junior hockey with the Shawinigan Cataractes, Girard was drafted 47th overall by the Nashville Predators in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He remained on the Predators roster until the 2017–18 season when he was dealt alongside Vladislav Kamenev and a 2018 second round pick, in a three-team trade to the Colorado Avalanche, in exchange for Kyle Turris from the Ottawa Senators on November 5, 2017.
During the 2019–20 season, Girard joined fellow defensemen Cale Makar in the 30 points club, making the Avalanche the first team with multiple defensemen under the age of 22 who have at least 30 points since 1993–94.
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- QMAAA First All-Star Team — 2014
- QMAAA Top Defenceman — 2014
- Hlinka Cup Gold Medal — 2015
- QMJHL All-Rookie Team — 2015
- QMJHL Defensive Rookie of the Year — 2015
- QMJHL First All-Star Team — 2016, 2017
- QMJHL Defenseman of the Year — 2016
- CHL Sportsman of the Year — 2016
Lifelong storyteller and experienced hockey reporter that has covered everything from major juniors to the NHL. Worked for various newspapers across Minnesota and North Dakota, and now covering the Colorado Avalanche for THW.