Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alain Lemieux
Centre Alain Lemieux played 119 NHL games on three different teams in the 80s. He was a top scorer in junior who also found success in the minors and Europe. Part of his big league career overlapped with his famous younger brother, Mario.

The Montreal native was chosen 96th overall by the St. Louis Blues in 1980 after scoring 142 points for the QMJHL's Chicoutimi Sagueneens. He returned to for one last year of junior with the Trois Rivieres Draveurs and notched career highs with 68 goals and 166 points. His performance garnered a selection to the QMJHL second all-star team.

During his first pro season in 1981-82, Lemieux played three NHL games and scored 41 goals for the CHL's Salt Lake Golden Eagles. The next season he registered 34 points in 42 games for St. Louis and formed a solid line with Perry Turnbull and former 50-goal scorer Wayne Babych. Over the next two years Lemieux was a farmhand for the Blues and played a total of 36 NHL games over that span.

In January, 1985, the crafty pivot was traded to the Quebec Nordiques for Luc Dufour. Initially, he responded well to the move and recorded 22 points in the last 30 games of the season. He also scored three goals in the playoffs as the Nordiques eliminated the Montreal Canadiens on their way to reaching the semifinals. After spending the bulk of the 1985-86 season with the AHL's Fredericton Express, Lemieux joined his brother in Pittsburgh as a free agent. He only played one game with the club but notched 41 goals for the AHL's Baltimore Skipjacks and was voted on to the league's second all-star team.

After spending most of the next two years in the minors, Lemieux headed to Finland and played briefly with Karpat Oulu and Saipa in 1988-89. He sat out the 1989-90 schedule then played a year with the Albany Choppers and Milwaukee Admirals of the IHL before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 39 7 5 12 2
1978-79 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 31 15 27 42 5 4 3 1 4 0
1979-80 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 72 47 95 142 36 12 8 12 20 8
1980-81 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 1 0 0 0 2
1980-81 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL 69 68 98 166 62 19 18 31 49 38
1981-82 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 1 1 0 -1
1981-82 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 74 41 42 83 61 10 6 4 10 14
1982-83 St. Louis Blues NHL 42 9 25 34 18 -10 4 0 1 1 0
1982-83 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 29 20 24 44 35
1983-84 St. Louis Blues NHL 17 4 5 9 6 0
1983-84 Montana Magic CHL 38 28 41 69 36
1983-84 Springfield Indians AHL 14 11 14 25 18 4 0 3 3 2
1984-85 St. Louis Blues NHL 19 4 2 6 0 +2
1984-85 Peoria Rivermen IHL 2 1 0 1 0
1984-85 Quebec Nordiques NHL 30 11 11 22 12 -1 14 3 3 6 0
1985-86 Quebec Nordiques NHL 7 0 0 0 2 -1 1 1 2 3 0
1985-86 Fredericton Express AHL 64 29 45 74 54 5 5 2 7 5
1986-87 EHC Chur Swiss 2 0 1 1
1986-87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
1986-87 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 72 41 56 97 62
1987-88 Hershey Bears AHL 20 8 10 18 10
1987-88 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 16 2 14 16 4
1987-88 Springfield Indians AHL 15 7 10 17 4
1988-89 SaiPa Lappeenranta Finland 5 1 4 5 4
1988-89 Karpat Oulu Finland 16 4 9 13 16
1988-89 Indianapolis Ice IHL 29 18 26 44 90
1989-90
1990-91 Albany Choppers IHL 33 5 36 41 24
1990-91 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 30 8 21 29 30 6 2 5 7 12
1991-1997
1997-98 Tucson Gila Monsters WCHL 8 5 11 16 24
NHL Totals 119 28 44 72 38 19 4 6 10 0


Brother of Mario
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1981)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1987)
Traded to Quebec by St. Louis for Luc Dufour, January 29, 1985. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, December, 1986.
Served as Assistant Coach for Tuscon (WCHL) during 1997-98 season.