Advisor, Western Canada
Rick Girard played in four leagues over the course of his career. Rick commenced his playing career in the Western Hockey league as part of the Swift Current Broncos in 1991. Girard won the Brad Hornung Trophy, C.H.L Sportsman of the Year award in 1992-93, as well as was chosen as a first team, W.H.L All-Star. While he was there, he won a Western hockey league championship in 93 as well as he also assisted his team to bring home a gold medal in the World Junior Championships in 1994.
Rick then continued his hockey career by being drafted 46th overall in 1993 NHL entry draft to the Vancouver Canucks. He continued his North American journey by playing three more consecutive years in the American Hockey League ( A.H.L.). Rick had the fortunate opportunity to continue to play 15 more years on international ice, in the German Deutsche Eishockey League (DEL). Rick once again was presented with opportunity to represent Canada in 2001 in the Deutschland Cup. Rick was honored to assist another team, the Adler Mannheim, win a DEL championship in 2007.
Rick retired in 2012 after 18 years of professional hockey. He now lives in St. Albert, Alberta with his wife and children. He is gainfully employed in managerial role at Western Camp Services. He uses his resolute devotion to succeed, as well as his strong communication and leadership skills to assist him to build strong and meaningful relationships with employees and clients.