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Junior Lessard

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Position  Right Wing/Centre
Name  Junior Lessard
Career start  2004
Shot  Right
Role  Ice hockey player
Current team  Atlanta Thrashers
NHL Draft  Undrafted
Height  1.8 m
Awards  Hobey Baker Award
Playing career  2004–2011
Weight  87 kg

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Born  May 26, 1980 (age 35) Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, QC, CAN (1980-05-26)
LNAH team Former teams  Thetford Mines Isothermic Dallas Stars Tampa Bay Lightning Ilves Augsburger Panther
Education  University of Minnesota Duluth

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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.


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Playing career

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.

Awards and honors

  • 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
  • References

    Junior Lessard Wikipedia

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