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Samuel Girard

Born:May 12, 1998Draft:2016, Predators, 47th Overall
Hometown:Roberval, QuebecPosition:D
Known For:Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

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.

Colorado Avalanche's Samuel Girard
Colorado Avalanche’s Samuel Girard (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)

Samuel Girard Statistics

Deeper Dive


  • 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
  • Stanley Cup Champion — 2022