Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mitch Lamoureux
Centre Mitch Lamoureux played parts of three seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers in the 80s. He was a talented offensive threat who played a feisty brand of hockey despite being only 5'6".

Born in Ottawa, Lamoureaux was taken 154th overall by the Penguins in 1981 after he scored 50 goals while forming a dangerous combination with linemate Tony Tanti. He returned to junior the next season and set a personal high with 121 points before turning pro. The creative pivot notched 57 goals for the AHL's Baltimore Skipjacks, was placed on the league's second all-star team and won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Award as the top rookie in the loop.

In 1983-84, Lamoureux was recalled to Pittsburgh for eight games then played 62 games the next season on a line with rookie Roger Belanger and Troy Loney. He rejoined the AHL the next season then signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Flyers in June 1986. Lamoureux only played three games in Philly but was a top point producer for the Hershey Bears. Through the '90s he mostly in the AHL but also suited up for the Canadian national team and Austria's Zell-am-Zee.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Gloucester Rangers ON-Jr.A 21 21 16 37
1979-80 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 67 28 48 76 63 7 2 1 3 16
1980-81 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 63 50 69 119 256 11 11 13 24 57
1981-82 Oshawa Generals OHL 66 43 78 121 275 12 4 17 21 68
1982-83 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 80 57 50 107 107
1983-84 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 8 1 1 2 6 -6
1983-84 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 68 30 38 68 136 9 1 3 4 2
1984-85 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 62 10 8 18 53 -9
1984-85 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 18 10 14 24 34
1985-86 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 75 22 31 53 129
1986-87 Hershey Bears AHL 78 43 46 89 122 5 1 2 3 8
1987-88 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
1987-88 Hershey Bears AHL 78 35 52 87 171 12 9 7 16 48
1988-89 HC Asiago Italy 8 9 8 17 16
1988-89 Hershey Bears AHL 9 9 7 16 14 9 1 4 5 14
1989-90 Canada Nat-Tm 4 1 2 3 6
1989-90 Maine Mariners AHL 10 4 7 11 10
1990-91 EK Zell am See Alpenliga 18 20 17 37 45
1990-91 EK Zell am See Austria-2 24 16 27 43 18
1991-92 SC Lyss Swiss-2 25 29 27 56
1991-92 HC Alleghe Italy 2 1 3 4 0 9 11 8 19 12
1992-93 San Diego Gulls IHL 71 28 39 67 130 4 0 0 0 11
1993-94 Hershey Bears AHL 80 45 60 105 92 11 3 4 7 26
1994-95 Hershey Bears AHL 76 39 46 85 112 6 0 2 2 8
1995-96 Providence Bruins AHL 63 22 29 51 62 4 2 3 5 2
1996-97 Providence Bruins AHL 75 25 29 54 70 3 0 0 0 4
1997-98 Binghamton Icemen UHL 16 18 15 33 10 +1
1997-98 Hershey Bears AHL 22 4 9 13 22 +11 7 2 4 6 12
1998-99 Hershey Bears AHL 70 19 34 53 58 +33 4 1 2 3 4
NHL Totals 73 11 9 20 59


AHL Second All-Star Team (1983)
Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award (Rookie of the Year - AHL) (1983)
Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award (Sportsmanship - AHL) (1999)
Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, June 30, 1986. Signed as a free agent by Hershey (AHL), January 7, 1998.
Officially announced retirement to become Director of Hockey Operations for the United Hockey League, August 2, 1999.