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Joseph Roche Lundrigan (born September 12, 1948, in Corner Brook, Newfoundland) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenceman who played for the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals. He was originally signed in 1971 by the Maple Leafs, and was claimed by the Capitals in the 1974 NHL Expansion Draft.

He played for the senior Corner Brook Royals in 1967-68, and then joined the St. Francis Xavier XMen from 1968 to 1971. Undrafted, Lundrigan was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1971. He turned pro with the Tulsa Oilers in 1971-72 and was a second team all star in the Central Hockey League.

The Leafs had lost a lot of talent to the World Hockey Association in 1972, and Lundrigan was given a chance with the NHL team. He scored 2 goals and 8 assists in 1972-73. He was demoted to the Oklahoma City Blazers the next season as rookies Borje Salming and Ian Turnbull joined the Leafs.

The Washington Capitals claimed him in the 1974 NHL Expansion Draft. Lundrigan played 3 games for the Capitals in 1974-75 and spent most of the season in the minors. He retired at the end of that season.

In 1976 he made a one-year comeback with the team he had started with - the Corner Brook Royals.

In the NHL he played in 52 games and scored 2 goals and 8 assists.

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