Marc Chouinard ( born May 6, 1977 in Charlesbourg, Quebec ) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Cologne Sharks of the German Ice Hockey League on the position of the center.
Chouinard began his career in 1993 in the Canadian Junior Football League Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. There he ran until 1997 for the Beauport Harfangs and Halifax Mooseheads. During this time, he was selected in the NHL Entry Draft in 1995 in the second round by 32 out of the Winnipeg Jets. However, before he could deny a game for the Jets, he was transferred on 7 February 1996, together with Teemu Selanne of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, the charges in return for Chad Kilger and Oleg Twerdowski to Winnipeg.
In the summer of 1997, the Canadians finally changed in the organization of the Ducks, which until the 2000/01 season exclusively in the American Hockey League with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, the then Anaheim's farm team, put him. In the course of the season but the striker could win a regular place and belonged to the NHL squad until the end of the season 2002 /03. After his contract expired, he signed as a free agent contract with the Premier League rivals Minnesota Wild. Chouinard lingered for two seasons until the summer of 2006 at the franchise of the game, where he spent the failed through the lockout NHL season 2004/ 05 in the Norwegian GET - ligaen at the Frisk Tigers. Since the contract was not renewed with the Minnesota Wild, Chouinard is the Vancouver Canucks joined, but put him in equal parts in the NHL and AHL.
After only one year, he left the team, however, and moved, as in the game of 2004/ 05, to Europe. There he played since the season 2007/ 08 for Fribourg- Gottéron in the Swiss National League A, but fell from September 2008 to November 2009 due to a serious injury from cervical vertebrae. After his recovery, he accepted an offer from the Kölner Haie of the German Ice Hockey League and signed a contract until the end of the season.