Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Real Lemieux
Left-winger Real Lemieux was a solid two-way player during a career that lasted parts of eight seasons in the 1960s and '70s. He checked tenaciously and managed to hit double figures in goals three times.

Born in Victoriaville, Quebec, Lemieux scored 68 goals in two junior seasons with the Hamilton Red Wings of the OHA. He turned pro with the CHL's Memphis Wings but suited up for only one NHL game with the parent Detroit Red Wings. Lemieux was claimed by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1967 Expansion Draft and was a fine playmaker for two years. During this time he was often paired with Bill Flett and Eddie Joyal.

Lemieux was traded to the New York Rangers in June 1969. After playing 55 games for the Blueshirts in 1969-70, he was re-acquired by L.A. and remained there until the early stages of the 1973-74 season. The veteran forward toiled briefly with the Rangers and Buffalo Sabres that year before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1960-61 Lachine Maroons MMJHL
1961-62 Lachine Maroons MMJHL
1962-63 Lachine Maroons MMJHL
1963-64 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 42 20 24 44 58
1964-65 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 48 48 40 88 64
1964-65 Memphis Wings CPHL 8 5 7 12 0
1965-66 Memphis Wings CPHL 53 11 15 26 68
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1966-67 Memphis Wings CPHL 68 28 34 62 211 7 4 0 4 7
1967-68 Los Angeles Kings NHL 74 12 23 35 60 -2 7 1 1 2 0
1968-69 Los Angeles Kings NHL 75 11 29 40 68 -22 11 1 3 4 10
1969-70 New York Rangers NHL 55 4 6 10 51 +1
1969-70 Los Angeles Kings NHL 18 2 4 6 10 -1
1970-71 Los Angeles Kings NHL 43 3 6 9 22 -7
1970-71 Springfield Kings AHL 33 14 22 36 25
1971-72 Los Angeles Kings NHL 78 13 25 38 28 -40
1972-73 Los Angeles Kings NHL 74 5 10 15 19 -1
1973-74 Los Angeles Kings NHL 20 0 0 0 0 0
1973-74 New York Rangers NHL 7 0 0 0 0 -1
1973-74 Buffalo Sabres NHL 11 1 1 2 4 0
NHL Totals 456 51 104 155 262 18 2 4 6 10


Claimed by Los Angeles from Detroit in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles for Leon Rochefort and Dennis Hextall, June 9, 1969. Traded to Los Angeles by NY Rangers with Juha Widing for Ted Irvine, February 28, 1970. Traded to NY Rangers by Los Angeles with Gilles Marotte for Sheldon Kannegiesser, Mike Murphy and Tom Williams, November 30, 1973. Traded to Buffalo by NY Rangers for Paul Curtis, January 21, 1974.