Big, hard-shooting defenseman Alexandre Picard is coming off a strong 2002-03 season for a very good Halifax Mooseheads team. He also played in the Eight Nations Under 18 Cup for Canada in the summer of 2002.
For all of his size, Alexandre Picard has the mindset of a smaller defenseman. The offensive-minded backliner does not hit much and likes to move up on the play. The knock on him among some Quebec League observers is that he’s soft physically and top-skating offensive forwards can beat him to the outside and can be forechecked into turnovers, despite his stellar plus/minus rating in 2002-03.