2007-08 NHL Season: (74) games and 171 penalty minutes (171) with Calgary; 2008-09 NHL Stanley Cup Champion with Pittsburg Penguins: 2008-09 NHL Season: voted ‘Player’s Player’. Eric Godard is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger and three-time Stanley Cup winner, who played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League with the New York Islanders, Calgary Flames and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Godard was known as an enforcer for his physical style of play and regularly dropping the gloves. His nickname is "The Hand of God". Godard played 335 games in the NHL with 119 fights; racking up over 800 pims plus more than a thousand more in junior and minor pro. Godard made his NHL debut with the Islanders on October 17, 2002, against the Philadelphia Flyers. In his next game on December 6, Godard recorded his first career fight against Tie Domi of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the 2005–06 NHL season Godard set career highs in 57 games, and also reached 100 penalty minutes for the first time (finishing with 115). Godard also scored his first career goal and finished the year with four points. Godard again set career highs in 74 games 171 and penalty minutes with Calgary in the 2007-08 NHL season; during which he also played in his first playoff game, dressing in five in the Flames' first round series with the San Jose Sharks. During the 2008-09 season, Godard won the NHL Stanley Cup Champion with the Pittsburg Penguins. That same year, Godard was voted ‘Player’s Player’ by his teammates. On November 2, 2012, Godard officially announced his retirement.
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Jump up ^ The Canadian Press (2011-02-13). "NHL slaps Godard with 10-game suspension, Gillies gets Nine". TSN. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
Jump up ^ "Godard hangs up hockey mitts". The Morning Star. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-11-02.