Chet Pickard, G, 2008, #18 Pick in the First Round
Sorry about that second empty net. It won’t happen again as there are no more goaltenders on this list. Chet Pickard was the Nashville Predators second First Rounder in 2008 after Colin Wilson at #7 overall. He was also the second and final Goaltender ever taken by the Preds in the first round.
After backing up Canadien’s goalie Carey Price in Juniors, Pickard succeeded him both with a 2.28 GAA and .921 save percentage, and the award of CHL Goaltender of the Year. He was nominated for the Del Wilson trophy against Braden Holtby. Those other two netminders turned out much better.
After kicking around with up-and-down success in the minor league and European hockey, he has signed a two-year deal with the German club, Iserlohn Roosters of the DEL to be their backup. He had been fourth on the Milwaukee Admirals depth chart. Although he was called up to the Nashville Predators once, he has never played and NHL game.
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