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THE ROAD TO HEALTH AND REDEMPTION

Feb. 14, 2012

by Kyle Kujawa - griffinshockey.com


After finishing the 2010-11 season with his lowest professional goal total since his first season, Chris Minard began looking towards this season as a chance for redemption.

Unfortunately, his brain had other ideas.

Minard was signed to a two-year contract by the Detroit Red Wings in July of 2010 for his ability to put the puck in the back of the net. That was something that the Owen Sound, Ontario, native was known well for at each stop of his career; he once led the ECHL with 49 goals in 69 games for the Alaska Aces. In 2008-09, he scored 34 goals in 54 games for the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – a pace of 50 goals. Twenty games spent with the NHL parent club prevented him from hitting the mark.

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