2008-09: This marked the Joel Chouinard's first full season with the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL), a 74 game campaign that resulted in seven goals and 15 points. He also tallied 61 penalty minutes in his second year of professional hockey. Campbell is set to head overseas for the 2009-10 season, as he joined up with TPS of the SM-Liiga.
2007-08: Chouinard improved his offensive numbers this season, netting a personal best seven goals and 35 points through 69 games with the Tigres (QMJHL). His 95 minutes spent in the penalty box were another career high for the D-man.
2008-09: The Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) defenseman scored a career-high 12 goals and 35 points this season, Chouinard's third straight campaign with the club.
2009-10: Chouinard was the top offensive defensemen for Victoriaville as the Tigres went from being in the middle-of-the-pack to winning a club-best 46 games and reaching the QMJHL semifinals. In 65 regular season games he was +23 and scored 23 goals with 45 assists. Chouinard scored 13 power play goals for the Tigres and was named to the QMJHL First All-Star team. Chouinard was at his best in the playoffs, scoring 3 goals with 10 assists and finishing +2 with 6 PMs. He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Colorado in May 2010.
2010-11: Chouinard got off to a fast start for AHL Lake Erie in his first pro season, registering 13 points in his first 18 games. But his scoring pace slowed as the season went on and he appeared in just 35 games; missing a large portion of the season due to a broken collarbone. Chouinard finished the regular season with 8 goals, scoring four times on the power play, and had 9 assists with 14 PMs. He finished -3 for the season. Chouinard skated in 2 of 7 playoff games for the Monsters and was +2 with no points or penalties.
2011-12: Chouinard skated in 53 games for Colorado's AHL affiliate Lake Erie in his second pro season. With impressive rookies Stefan Elliott and Tyson Barrie spending time with the Monsters, Chouinard's ice time and power play opportunities were limited. He finished the year minus-four with 10 assists and 43 penalty minutes.
Chouinard is an offensive rearguard who is most comfortable in his opponents' zone, particularly on the powerplay where he can utilize his blistering slapshot.
If he can improve his defensive zone play and avoid the injury bug, he will accelerate his path to the NHL. He has the offensive skills to be a contributor on the powerplay at the NHL level.