| Right Wing/Centre|
Ice hockey player
Hobey Baker Award
| May 26, 1980 (age 35)
Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, QC, CAN (1980-05-26) |
Thetford Mines Isothermic
Tampa Bay Lightning
University of Minnesota Duluth
Junior Lessard Wikipedia
Lucien Lessard, Jr known as Junior Lessard (born May 26, 1980) is a retired ice hockey player that last played for Thetford Mines Isothermic of the LNAH.
Lessard attended the University of Minnesota Duluth where he led the NCAA in goals (32) and points (63) during the 2003–04 season, numbers that would be good enough to win the Hobey Baker Award. He also led the WCHA in the same categories with 19 goals and 39 points in conference play.
On April 15, 2004, after winning the Hobey Baker Award in his senior season, Lessard signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Stars. He made his NHL debut for the Stars during the 2005–06 season. Lessard was traded to Tampa Bay on January 15, 2008 in exchange for Dan Jancevski.
Lessard signed a contract with the Atlanta Thrashers on July 9, 2008. Lessard was assigned to affiliate the Chicago Wolves to start the 2008–09 season. On January 13, 2008, he was traded by the Thrashers to the New York Islanders for Brett Skinner and was immediately sent to their AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
On October 7, 2009 Lessard signed a one-year contract for SM-liiga team Ilves, but after only 4 games on November 4, Lessard was released due to injury. On January 13, 2010, he resumed playing back in Canada signing with semi-pro team the Thetford Mines Isothermic of the LNAH. On February 1, 2010, after recovering from injury Junior signed with German team Augsburger Panther of the DEL for the remainder of the season.1998–99 -MJHL All-Rookie Team
1999–00 -MJHL First All-Star Team
1999–00 -MJHL Most Valuable Player
Named Canadian Junior A Hockey League Player of the Year with the Portage Terriers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League
2003–04 -WCHA Player of the Year
2003–04 -NCAA Hobey Baker Award
National Player of the Year honors in 2004 by College Hockey Online and Inside College Hockey