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OHL Draft: Detroit Jr. Red Wings, 1st Round, 15th Overall, 1994.
NHL Draft:
Ottawa Senators, 1st Round, 1st Overall, 1995.

Career Notes... Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Islanders (10/9/07) ... Missed first 4 months of the season with back injury (10/6/06-1/30/07) ... Missed remainder of the season due to a back injury (1/28-4/18/06) ... Signed as a free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets (8/3/05) ... Led all Western Conference defensemen in points per game (.82) in 2003-04 ...Won the 2003-04 Bill Masterton Trophy for best exemplifying the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey ... Game vs. Carolina marked the 500th of his career (3/17/04) ... Missed 10 games due to a groin injury (12/12-31/03)  ... Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks (10/31/03) ... Was the Boston PWHA chapter's nominee for the 2002-03 Bill Masterton Trophy … Recorded 200th career point with a goal in a 1g-1a-2p effort vs. San Jose (12/23/02) ... Signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins (8/13/02) ... Opening Night at Carolina (10/5/01) marked his first NHL game since suffering an eye injury on Mar. 11, 2000 at Ottawa ... Signed as a free agent by the New York Rangers (10/5/01) ... Suffered season-ending eye injury vs. Ottawa (3/11/00) ... Acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs along with a 6th round pick in 1999 from the New York Islanders for Felix Potvin and a 6th round pick in 1999 (1/9/99) ... Recorded 100th career point with a goal vs. Montreal (11/7/98) ... Member of Team USA at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano (2/7-22/98) ... Played for Team USA at the 1997 World Championships in Finland ... Won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's 1996-97 Rookie of the Year ... NHL 1996-97 All-Rookie Team ... Finished second among NHL rookies in points, assists, and power-play points … Netted first NHL goal at Phoenix (11/23/96) … Notched first NHL point with an assist at San Jose (10/5/96).

Whalers Career... Ranks 2nd in franchise history for career regular-season goals, assists, and points by a defenseman. Ranks 1st and 3rd in single-season regular-season goals (31, 95-96; 20, 94-95) and points (89, 95-96; 75, 94-95) by a defenseman. Ranks 2nd and 3rd in single-season regular-season assists (58, 95-96; 55, 94-95) by a defenseman.

1995-96... With Detroit... Canadian Hockey League Defenseman of the Year ... CHL and OHL First All-Star Team selection ... Winner of the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the OHL's most outstanding defenseman ... Acquired by the New York Islanders along with Don Beaupre and Martin Straka from the Ottawa Senators for Damian Rhodes and Wade Redden (1/23) ... Captained Team USA at the 1996 World Junior Championships in Boston, recording a goal, 4 assists, and 20 penalty minutes in 6 games (12/26-1/5).

1994-95... With Detroit... OHL Champion with Detroit Jr. Red Wings (OHL) and played in the Memorial Cup ... CHL and OHL Rookie of the Year ... CHL and OHL First All-Star Team selection ... Winner of the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the OHL's most outstanding defenseman ... OHL All-Rookie Team ... Played for Team USA at the 1995 World Junior Championships in Alberta, tallying an assist and 36 penalty minutes in 7 games (12/26-1/5).

Berard's Career OHL Stats

REGULAR SEASON

Year Team
GP
G
A
P
 
+/-
PIM
GWG
PPG
SHG
1994-95
Detroit Jr. Red Wings
58
20
55
75
  -- 97 -- -- --
1995-96
Detroit Whalers
56
31
58
89
  -- 116 -- -- --
 

Totals

114
51
113
164
 
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213
--
--
--

 

PLAYOFFS

Year Team
GP
G
A
P
 
+/-
PIM
GWG
PPG
SHG
1994-95
Detroit Jr. Red Wings
21
4
20
24
  -- 38 -- -- --
1995-96
Detroit Whalers
17
7
18
25
  -- 41 -- -- --
 

Totals

38
11
38
49
 
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79
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