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Lucien Jr Daniel Lessard (born May 26, 1980 in Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga.


Playing careerEdit

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 9th, 2008. Lessard was assigned to affiliate the Chicago Wolves to start the 2008–09 season. On January 13th, 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.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]


Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998-99 Portage Terriers MJHL 60 20 41 61 129 na na na na na
1999-00 Portage Terriers MJHL 60 60 48 108 na na na na na na


2000–01 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 36 4 8 12 12
2001–02 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 39 17 13 30 50
2002–03 U. of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 40 21 16 37 20
2003–04 U. of Minnesota Duluth WCHA 45 32 31 63 34
2004–05 Houston Aeros AHL 71 11 11 22 25 5 1 0 1 0
2005–06 Iowa Stars AHL 64 25 31 56 30 7 3 4 7 4
2005–06 Dallas Stars NHL 5 1 0 1 12
2006–07 Iowa Stars AHL 65 27 25 52 32 12 4 5 9 4
2006–07 Dallas Stars NHL 1 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Iowa Stars AHL 36 10 11 21 15
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Norfolk Admirals AHL 19 6 9 15 4
2007–08 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 19 1 1 2 9
2008–09 Chicago Wolves AHL 41 6 5 11 10
2008–09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 21 7 6 13 2 1 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Ilves SM-l 4 0 1 1 2
2009–10 Thetford Mines Isothermic LNAH 4 2 1 3 0
2009–10 Augsburger Panther DEL 4 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 27 3 1 4 23

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