|Born:||July 16, 1965||Draft:||1983 Canadiens #26 Overall|
|Known For:||4x Stanley Cup||Shoots:||Right|
|National Team:||Canada||Current Team:||Retired|
Claude Percy Lemieux (born July 16, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He last played for the San Jose Sharks before announcing his retirement on July 8, 2009. He is one of only 11 players in Stanley Cup history to win the Cup with three or more different teams. His 80 career playoff goals are the ninth-most in NHL history, making him one of the best playoff performers in history. Lemieux is also a former president of the ECHL’s Phoenix RoadRunners. He is also the father of Los Angeles Kings forward Brendan Lemieux.
Lemieux was born in Buckingham, Quebec, but grew up in Mont-Laurier, Quebec.
He is infamous for an incident on May 29, 1996 in which he hit Detroit Red Wings Kris Draper into the boards from behind, breaking Draper’s orbital, cheek and jaw bones, sparking a vicious rivalry between the Avalanche and Red Wings.
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- Conn Smythe Trophy (1995)
- Canada Cup Champion (1988)
- QMJHL First All-Star Team (1985)
- QMJHL Playoffs MVP (Guy Lafleur Trophy) (1985)
- U20 WJC Gold Medal (1985)
- QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1984)
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