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JOHN LECLAIR (1990-1995)

John
LeClair

1952-1963
Position L
Shoots L
Weight 233lbs
Height 6'3"
Date of birth July 5th, 1969
Place of birth St. Albans, VT, USA
Seasons - MTL 5
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 224 49 69 118 33 91
1990-1991 10 2 5 7 1 2
1991-1992 59 8 11 19 5 14
1992-1993 72 19 25 44 11 33
1993-1994 74 19 24 43 17 32
1994-1995 9 1 4 5 -1 10
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 38 7 8 15 1 26
1990-1991 3 0 0 0 2 0
1991-1992 8 1 1 2 -2 4
1992-1993 20 4 6 10 2 14
1993-1994 7 2 1 3 -1 8

ONE OF THE TOP POWER FORWARDS OF THE 1990S, JOHN LECLAIR WAS A KEY FACTOR IN THE CANADIENS’ 1993 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP.

A pure goal scorer, John LeClair was a player made to measure for hockey in the 1990s.

After four seasons with the University of Vermont, LeClair was selected 33rd overall by the Canadiens in the second round of the 1987 entry draft. Called up by the Canadiens late in the 1990-91 season, he took part in 10 games and scored a goal against the Vancouver Canucks in his NHL debut.

He recorded 19 points in 59 games in 1991-92 before really making his presence felt the following season. The St. Albans, VT., native had 19 goals and 44 points during the 1992-93 campaign before fashioning an unforgettable playoff performance.

In the Stanley Cup Finals against Wayne Gretzky and the Los Angeles Kings, LeClair scored back-to-back game-winning goals in overtime to give the Canadiens a 3-1 series lead. He remains the only player in league history to accomplish that feat, and at the end of the series he hoisted the Stanley Cup for the first and only time of his career.

Looking to build a physical and talented lineup, the Philadelphia Flyers reached out early in the 1994-95 season to acquire LeClair, Eric Desjardins and Gilbert Dionne from Montreal in return for Mark Recchi and a third round draft pick.

LeClair had 49 goals, 69 assists and 118 points in 224 games with the Canadiens.

Playing alongside Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg in Philadelphia, LeClair’s new line became known as “The Legion of Doom” as a result of their aggressive and physical style of play. LeClair enjoyed three 50-goal seasons with the Flyers and became one of the league’s most dangerous forwards.

After 10 seasons with Philadelphia, where he scored 333 goals in 649 games, he went to Pittsburgh in 2005.  He was released by the Penguins in December 2006.