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Dennis Packard

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Height  1.96 m
Position  Winger
Role  Ice hockey player
Education  Harvard University

Name  Dennis Packard
Career start  2004
Playing career  2004–2010
Weight  106 kg
Shoots  Left-handed
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Born  February 9, 1982 (age 33) St. Catharines, ON, CAN (1982-02-09)
Extraliga team Former teams  HC Liberec Springfield Falcons Providence Bruins Worcester Sharks Utah Grizzlies
NHL Draft  219th, 2001 Tampa Bay Lightning

Dennis Packard (born February 9, 1982 in St. Catharines, Ontario) is an American professional ice hockey player, who last played for the HC Bílí Tygři Liberec of the Czech Extraliga.


Early life

Although born in Canada, he grew up in Kingston, Pennsylvania, where he attended high school and began his ice hockey career at Wyoming Seminary, and has dual-citizenship. Packard is the son of Dr. H. Jeremy Packard, who served as President of Wyoming Seminary from 1990–2007, and Ingrid Cronin.

Playing career

During his high-school years Packard played for the Wyoming Seminary Blue Knights, a national prep school program. In his senior year, he was selected to the US Junior National Team in 1999-2000, and spent the fall and winter with the National Team Development program in Michigan. When playing for the Harvard University hockey team and pursuing an undergraduate degree, Packard was drafted by Tampa Bay Lightning in round 7 of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Between 2004 and 2006 he played for the Springfield Falcons in the AHL as well as for the Johnstown Chiefs in the ECHL. In 2006, he signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Boston Bruins. He played a season with the Providence Bruins, then moved to the San Jose Sharks organization, playing with their AHL affiliate in Worcester. Most recently, Packard joined the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL), an affiliate of the New York Islanders.

Post-playing career

Dennis is currently attending Columbia Business School.


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