Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jocelyn Lemieux
The feisty younger brother of Claude Lemieux played almost 600 NHL games despite suffering a number of injuries during his career. Jocelyn Lemieux was a tough foe in the corners who stood his ground in front of the net and managed to agitate most opponents.

Born in Mont-Laurier, Quebec, Lemieux played two years of junior with the QMJHL's Laval Titan. After scoring 57 goals in 1985-86, he was chosen 10th overall by the St. Louis Blues at the Entry Draft. He scored ten goals and displayed plenty grit as a rookie in 1986-87 but was injured much of the next season.

In August 1988 the feisty winger was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in a multi-player transaction. He was too undisciplined for Pat Burns' system and ended up spending most of the 1988-89 season with the AHL's Sherbrooke Canadiens. Halfway through the next season, he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks where he remained for parts of five seasons. In 1992, he scored three goals and played an important grinding role as the club reached the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 19 years.

Later in the 1993-94 season Lemieux was part of the package sent to the Hartford Whalers for Gary Suter. He was a part-time worker during his last four seasons which also took him to New Jersey, Calgary, and Phoenix. He retired in 1999 after spending a year with the IHL's Long Beach Ice Dogs.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Montreal-Concordia QAAA 40 15 36 51 104 14 4 11 15 34
1984-85 Laval Voisins QMJHL 68 13 19 32 88
1985-86 Laval Titan QMJHL 71 57 68 125 131 14 9 15 24 37
1986-87 St. Louis Blues NHL 53 10 8 18 94 +1 5 0 1 1 6
1987-88 St. Louis Blues NHL 23 1 0 1 42 -5 5 0 0 0 15
1987-88 Peoria Rivermen IHL 8 0 5 5 35
1988-89 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 1 1 0 -1
1988-89 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 73 25 28 53 134 4 3 1 4 6
1989-90 Montreal Canadiens NHL 34 4 2 6 61 -1
1989-90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 39 10 11 21 47 0 18 1 8 9 28
1990-91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 67 6 7 13 119 -7 4 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 6 10 16 80 -2 18 3 1 4 33
1992-93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 10 21 31 111 +5 4 1 0 1 2
1993-94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 66 12 8 20 63 +5
1993-94 Hartford Whalers NHL 16 6 1 7 19 -8
1994-95 Hartford Whalers NHL 41 6 5 11 32 -7
1995-96 Hartford Whalers NHL 29 1 2 3 31 -11
1995-96 New Jersey Devils NHL 18 0 1 1 4 -7
1995-96 Calgary Flames NHL 20 4 4 8 10 -1 4 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 28 4 10 14 54
1996-97 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
1997-98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 30 3 3 6 27 0
1997-98 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 10 3 5 8 24 +1
1997-98 Springfield Falcons AHL 6 3 1 4 0 -1 4 2 2 4 2
1998-99 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 17 4 4 8 16 -5 8 0 2 2 15
NHL Totals 598 80 84 164 740 60 5 10 15 88


Brother of Claude
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1986)
Traded to Montreal by St. Louis with Darrell May and St. Louis' 2nd round pick (Patrice Brisebois) in 1989 NHL Draft for Sergio Momesso and Vincent Riendeau, August 9, 1988. Traded to Chicago by Montreal for Chicago's 3rd round pick (Charles Poulin) in 1990 NHL Draft, January 5, 1990. Traded to Hartford by Chicago with Frantisek Kucera for Gary Suter, Randy Cunneyworth and Hartford's 3rd round pick (later traded to Vancouver - Vancouver selected Larry Courville) in 1995 NHL Draft, March 11, 1994. Traded to New Jersey by Hartford with Hartford/Carolina's 2nd round pick (later traded to Dallas - Dallas selected John Erskine) in 1998 NHL Draft for Jim Dowd and New Jersey's 2nd round pick (later traded to Calgary - Calgary selected Dmitri Kokorev) in 1997 NHL Draft, December 19, 1995. Traded to Calgary by New Jersey with Tommy Albelin and Cale Hulse for Phil Housley and Dan Keczmer, February 26, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, March 18, 1997.
Missed majority of 1998-99 due to shoulder injury in summer training, July, 1998.
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