Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob Lemieux
Defenceman Bob Lemieux played 19 games for the Oakland Seals in 1967-68. He was a rugged competitor who played the body at all times and was a decent passer within his team's transition game.

The Montreal native spent his amateur days on the local Junior Canadiens. The Habs prospect was unable to crack the club's deep roster so he spent his first two pro seasons in the minors. In 1965-66 he recorded 58 points in 70 games and 199 penalty minutes for the IHL's Muskegon Zephyrs. Lemieux's fine year was acknowledged when he was placed on the league's first all-star team and presented the Governors' Trophy as the top blueliner in the "I".

After the Oakland Seals in the Expansion Draft claimed him, Lemieux made it into 19 NHL contests during the 1967-68 season. Eventually he was relegated to the WHL's Vancouver Canucks when the Seals went with Bob Baun, Larry Cahan, Bert Marshall, Aut Erickson, Gerry Odrowski and youngster Tracy Pratt on defence. Lemieux retired in 1970 after spending nearly three full years in Vancouver.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1962-63 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 50 5 12 17 135 10 4 1 5 24
1962-63 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EPHL 1 0 0 0 0
1963-64 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 56 7 33 40 219 17 2 8 10 58
1964-65 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 52 3 20 23 132 7 0 1 1 12
1965-66 Houston Apollos CPHL 2 0 0 0 2
1965-66 Muskegon Zephyrs IHL 70 14 44 58 199 4 0 2 2 24
1966-67 Seattle Totems WHL 72 10 13 23 117 10 2 2 4 14
1967-68 Oakland Seals NHL 19 0 1 1 12
1967-68 Vancouver Canucks WHL 44 10 21 31 70
1968-69 Vancouver Canucks WHL 65 3 12 15 115 7 0 2 2 4
1969-70 Vancouver Canucks WHL 59 7 10 17 62 11 1 0 1 2
NHL Totals 19 0 1 1 12


IHL First All-Star Team (1966)
Governors' Trophy (Outstanding Defenseman - IHL) (1966)
Claimed by California (Oakland) from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967.