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Sylvain Lefebvre
Sylvain Lefebvre
Position Defence
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
204 lb (93 kg)
Teams Montreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs
Quebec Nordiques
Colorado Avalanche
New York Rangers
Nationality CAN
Born 14 October 1967 (1967-10-14) (age 49),
Richmond, PQ, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 1987 – 2004

Sylvain Lefebvre (born October 14, 1967) is a retired ice hockey defenceman who played on five different National Hockey League teams from 1989 to 2003. He is currently an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche.

Playing careerEdit

He signed with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986 and made the team's roster in 1989–90 as an undrafted free agent. He played three seasons with the Habs before being dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a third round draft pick prior to the start of the 1992–93 season. Lefebvre played two seasons with the Leafs before being dealt to the Quebec Nordiques as part of the Wendel Clark-Mats Sundin blockbuster trade on June 28, 1994. Lefebvre played the next five seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche before signing a four-year, $10-million US contract with the New York Rangers that secured a club-option for him to play a fifth season at $3 million in the 1999 off-season. Lefebvre's productivity decreased dramatically and he was considered another overpaid veteran player signed as part of then-general manager Neil Smith's grocery shopping team-building approach. Lefebvre's career low came in the 2002–03 season, when he was assigned to the Rangers farm affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. After the season he left the NHL for one season for the Swiss team SC Bern before retiring.

After winning the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996, Lefebvre was involved in an amusing incident that attracted media attention. As part of tradition, each player on the Stanley Cup winning team can take personal possession of the trophy for a day during the summer following the championship, a practice that has led to several misadventures. When it was his turn, Lefebvre decided to have his baby daughter, Alexanne, baptized in it.

Retirement and coaching careerEdit

Lefebvre was named as assistant coach of the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters. On June 4, 2009, the Colorado Avalanche announced that Lefebvre will serve as an assistant coach.[1]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Laval Voisins QMJHL 66 7 5 12 31
1985–86 Laval Titan QMJHL 71 8 17 25 48 14 1 0 1 25
1986–87 Laval Titan QMJHL 70 10 36 46 44 15 1 6 7 12
1986–87 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 1 0 0 0 0
1987–88 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 79 3 24 27 73 6 2 3 5 4
1988–89 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 77 15 32 47 119 6 1 3 4 4
1989–90 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 3 10 13 61 6 0 0 0 2
1990–91 Montreal Canadiens NHL 63 5 18 23 30 11 1 0 1 6
1991–92 Montreal Canadiens NHL 69 3 14 17 91 2 0 0 0 2
1992–93 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 81 2 12 14 90 21 3 3 6 20
1993–94 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 84 2 9 11 79 18 0 3 3 16
1994–95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 48 2 11 13 17 6 0 2 2 2
1995–96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 75 5 11 16 49 22 0 5 5 12
1996–97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 71 2 11 13 30 17 0 0 0 25
1997–98 Colorado Avalanche NHL 81 0 10 10 48 7 0 0 0 4
1998–99 Colorado Avalanche NHL 76 2 18 20 48 19 0 1 1 12
1999–00 New York Rangers NHL 82 2 10 12 43
2000–01 New York Rangers NHL 71 2 13 15 55
2001–02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 15 0 5 5 11
2001–02 New York Rangers NHL 41 0 5 5 23
2002–03 New York Rangers NHL 35 0 2 2 10
2003–04 SC Bern NLA 11 2 4 6 14 15 0 6 6 44
NHL totals 945 30 154 184 674 129 4 14 18 101

ReferencesEdit

  1. Former Avs join Sacco staff. Denver Post (2009-06-20). Retrieved on 2009-06-20.

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