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Curtis Leschyshyn

Born:Sept. 21, 1969Draft:1988, Quebec Nordiques, #3 Overall
Hometown:Thompson, MB, CANPosition:D
Known For:1033 gamesShoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Canada

Curtis Michael Leschyshyn (/lɛˈsɪʃʌn/leh-SIH-shuhn;[1] born September 21, 1969) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Leschyshyn played 1,033 games in the NHL. He is the only NHL player to have played for two relocated franchises, both before and after relocation, the Nordiques/Avalanche and the Whalers/Hurricanes. Since he was drafted and played for the Minnesota Wild in their inaugural season, he is the only NHL player to have played for three new teams in their inaugural season in the league (2 relocated teams and 1 expansion team). In addition, he also played for the two national capital city franchises in the NHL, the Washington Capitals and the Ottawa Senators.

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Staff History

  • Saskatoon Blades (WHL)- Assistant Coach 2013-2014
  • Saskatoon Blazers U18 AAA (SMAAAHL)- Head Coach 2014-2015
  • Saskatoon Stars (SFMAAAHL (W))- Assistant Coach 2015-2018
  • Colorado Avalanche (NHL)- Scout 2019-2023


  • WHL (East) First All-Star Team 1987-1988
  • NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1995-1996