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Canada USA Claude Lemieux
#32 San Jose Sharks / NHL - 08/09
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# Player GP G A TP
1. Scott Perunovich 5 1 8 9
2. Alexander True 4 4 3 7
3. Jack Quinn 3 4 2 6
4. Garrett Pilon 4 3 3 6
5. Justin Bailey 5 3 3 6
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW
Age
56
Height
6'1" / 185 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
216 lbs / 98 kg
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time Canada Cup Champion 1
4-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 4
1-time NHL Stanley Cup MVP (Conn Smythe Trophy) 1

Brother: Jocelyn Lemieux
Sons: Christopher Lemieux, Brendan Lemieux, Michael Lemieux

Claude Lemieux's ferocious play style helped him make the playoffs in 15 straight seasons. Over that span, he won 4 Stanley Cups with the 3 different teams: the Canadiens, Devils, and Avalanche. He won the Conn Smythe in 1995 after scoring 13 goals and 16 points in 20 games. The big winger also won a Canada Cup in 1988 and retired in 2009 with 369 goals, 407 assists, and 1,777 penalty minutes over 21 seasons.

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1981-82 Richelieu Éclaireurs QMAAA 48 24 48 72 96 | Playoffs 8 10 13 23 14
1982-83 Trois-Rivières Draveurs QMJHL 62 28 38 66 213 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 30
1983-84 Verdun Juniors QMJHL 51 41 45 86 227 | Playoffs 9 8 12 20 63
Montréal Canadiens NHL 8 1 1 2 12 -2 |
Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 0 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1 6
1984-85 Verdun Jr. Canadiens “C” QMJHL 52 58 66 124 152 | Playoffs 14 23 17 40 38
Montréal Canadiens NHL 1 0 1 1 7 1 |
Canada U20 WJC-20 6 3 2 5 6 |
1985-86 Montréal Canadiens NHL 10 1 2 3 22 -6 | Playoffs 20 10 6 16 68 1
Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 58 21 32 53 145 |
1986-87 Montréal Canadiens NHL 76 27 26 53 156 0 | Playoffs 17 4 9 13 41 6
1987-88 Montréal Canadiens NHL 78 31 30 61 137 16 | Playoffs 11 3 2 5 20 -2
Canada CC 6 1 1 2 4 0 |
1988-89 Montréal Canadiens NHL 69 29 22 51 136 14 | Playoffs 18 4 3 7 58 0
1989-90 Montréal Canadiens NHL 39 8 10 18 106 -8 | Playoffs 11 1 3 4 38 2
1990-91 New Jersey Devils NHL 78 20 17 47 105 -8 | Playoffs 7 4 0 4 34 -3
1991-92 New Jersey Devils NHL 74 41 27 68 109 9 | Playoffs 7 4 3 7 26 1
1992-93 New Jersey Devils NHL 77 30 51 81 155 3 | Playoffs 5 2 0 2 19 -3
1993-94 New Jersey Devils NHL 79 18 26 44 86 13 | Playoffs 20 7 11 18 44 4
1994-95 New Jersey Devils NHL 45 6 13 19 86 2 | Playoffs 20 13 3 16 20 12
1995-96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 79 39 32 71 117 14 | Playoffs 19 5 7 12 55 5
1996-97 Colorado Avalanche “A” NHL 45 11 17 28 43 -4 | Playoffs 17 13 10 23 32 7
Canada WCup 8 1 1 2 19 -3 |
1997-98 Colorado Avalanche “A” NHL 78 26 27 53 115 -7 | Playoffs 7 3 3 6 8 2
1998-99 Colorado Avalanche “A” NHL 82 27 24 51 102 0 | Playoffs 19 3 11 14 26 5
1999-00 Colorado Avalanche “A” NHL 13 3 6 9 4 0 |
New Jersey Devils NHL 70 17 21 38 86 -3 | Playoffs 23 4 6 10 28 7
2000-01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 46 10 16 26 58 1 |
2001-02 Phoenix Coyotes “A” NHL 82 16 25 41 70 -5 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2 -2
2002-03 Phoenix Coyotes “A” NHL 36 6 8 14 30 -3 |
Dallas Stars NHL 32 2 4 6 14 -9 | Playoffs 7 0 1 1 10 -1
2003-04 EV Zug NLA 7 2 3 5 4 | Playoffs 5 1 3 4 8
2004-05 Did not play - - - - - |
2005-06 Did not play - - - - - |
2006-07 Did not play - - - - - |
2007-08 Did not play - - - - - |
2008-09 China Sharks Asia League 2 0 1 1 4 0 |
Worcester Sharks AHL 23 3 8 11 24 2 |
San Jose Sharks NHL 18 0 1 1 21 -5 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1981-82 Richelieu Éclaireurs U18 AA Mac's Tournament - - - - - |
1983-84 Verdun Juniors M-Cup 3 1 3 4 2 |
1986-87 NHL All-Stars Rendez-vous 87 2 0 0 0 4 |
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 3 81 24 40 64 0.79 169 2 | 1 2 1 0 1 0.50 6 -
Asia League 1 2 0 1 1 0.50 4 0 | 0
CC 1 6 1 1 2 0.33 4 0 | 0
M-Cup 1 3 1 3 4 1.33 2 - | 0
Mac's Tournament 1 - - - - - - - | 0
NHL 21 1215 369 407 786 0.65 1777 13 | 18 234 80 78 158 0.68 529 41
NLA (NL) 1 7 2 3 5 0.71 4 - | 1 5 1 3 4 0.80 8 -
QMAAA (QM18AAA) 1 48 24 48 72 1.50 96 - | 1 8 10 13 23 2.88 14 -
QMJHL 3 165 127 149 276 1.67 592 - | 3 27 32 29 61 2.26 131 -
Rendez-vous 87 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 4 - | 0
WCup 1 8 1 1 2 0.25 19 -3 | 0
WJC-20 1 6 3 2 5 0.83 6 - | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Patrick Roy (G) 1984-2000 11 Colorado Avalanche, Montréal Canadiens
Stéphane Richer (F) 1984-1995 10 Canada U20, Montréal Canadiens, New Jersey Devils
Ryan Walter (F) 1983-1990 7 Montréal Canadiens
Bobby Smith (F) 1983-1990 7 Montréal Canadiens

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07/08/2009
07/08/2009 Confirmed San Jose Sharks Retired
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1982, 1 #6 overall by Trois-Rivières Draveurs in the QMJHL Entry Draft

Cult/Star player for Arizona Coyotes

Cult/Star player for China Sharks

Cult/Star player for Colorado Avalanche

Cult/Star player for Montréal Canadiens

Cult/Star player for New Jersey Devils

Cult/Star player for Zug

Has become President Hockey North America of the 4Sports Hockey Agency.

Career transactions
- 2009-07-08 • Announced his retirement
- 2008-12-29 • Signed by the San Jose Sharks
- 2008-11-24 • Signed by the Worcester Sharks
- 2003-10-07 • Bought out by the Dallas Stars
- 2003-01-16 • Traded to the Dallas Stars for Scott Pellerin & a 2004 conditional draft pick
- 2000-12-02 • Signed by the Phoenix Coyotes
- 1999-11-03 • Traded to the New Jersey Devils with a 2000 1st round pick (David Hale) & a 2000 2nd round pick (Matt DeMarchi) for Brian Rolston & a 2000 1st round pick (later traded to Boston in the Ray Bourque deal: Martin Samuelsson)
- 1995-10-03 • Traded to the Colorado Avalanche for Wendel Clark
- 1995-10-03 • Traded to the New York Islanders for Steve Thomas
- 1990-09-04 • Traded to the New Jersey Devils for Sylvain Turgeon
- 1983-06-08 • Selected 26th overall in the NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens

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