Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Patrice Lefebvre
Right-winger Patrice Lefebvre was a experienced minor league and European player who made it into three NHL games with the Washington Capitals in 1998-99 at the age of 31. Prior to his big league cameo he put up impressive totals and earned numerous accolades as an amateur and professional.

The Montreal native scored 187 goals in four junior seasons with the QMJHL' Shawinigan Cataractes. He was also a two time selection to the league's first al-star team and made the second team once. Undrafted and not under contract to an NHL club, the clever forward played for Paris in the French league during the 1988-89 season. He then moved on to Switzerland and Britain and also played in the ECHL and IHL in 1990-91.

After scoring 165 points for the Billingham team in the British league, Lefebvre returned to North America in 1993-94 with the IHL's Las Vegas Thunder. He went on to top the 100-point mark three times and the 20-goal plateau five straight years. In 1997-98 he led the league in scoring with 116 points, was named to the first all-star team and won the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy as the MVP of the "I". The next year he spent time in Las Vegas and Long Beach while also getting an unexpected call to play briefly in the NHL before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Montreal-Concordia QAAA 42 36 45 81 52 14 10 16 26 16
1984-85 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 68 28 52 80 63 8 3 7 10 27
1984-85 Shawinigan Cataractes M-Cup 4 2 1 3 2
1985-86 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 69 38 98 136 146 5 2 5 7 14
1986-87 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 69 57 122 179 144 12 9 16 25 19
1987-88 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 70 64 136 200 142 11 5 23 28 4
1988-89 Paris Francais Volants France 38 32 36 68 46
1989-90 HC Ajoie Swiss 32 23 23 46
1990-91 SC Langnau Swiss-2 3 1 8 9
1990-91 Louisville IceHawks ECHL 26 17 26 43 32 7 2 5 7 8
1990-91 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 16 6 4 10 13
1990-91 Springfield Indians AHL 1 0 0 0 2
1991-92 EHC Kloten Swiss 10 4 12 16
1991-92 HC Sierre Swiss-2 3 3 2 5
1992-93 Billingham Bombers Britain 36 56 109 165 75 6 5 13 18 26
1993-94 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 76 31 67 98 71 5 3 4 7 4
1994-95 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 75 32 62 94 74 10 2 3 5 2
1995-96 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 77 36 78 114 85 15 9 11 20 12
1996-97 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 82 21 73 94 94 3 0 2 2 2
1997-98 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 77 27 89 116 113 4 2 0 2 2
1998-99 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 42 11 26 37 40
1998-99 Washington Capitals NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -2
1998-99 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 14 1 12 13 8 8 0 3 3 2
1999-00 Adler Mannheim Germany 54 20 31 51 148 5 1 2 3 4
2000-01 Frankfurt Lions Germany 57 24 39 63 93
2001-02 HC Milano Italy 33 13 34 47 50 10 7 12 19 6
2002-03 HC Milano Italy 37 19 54 73 26
2003-04 HC Milano Italy 24 11 31 42 26 12 3 8 11 8
2004-05 Rodovre Mighty Bulls Denmark 29 6 32 38 116 3 0 3 3 0
2005-06 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss-2 42 18 56 74 54 17 5 31 36 20
2006-07 Lausanne HC Swiss-2 45 19 79 98 50 11 3 7 10 39
2006-07 Italy WC-A 5 0 0 0 2
2007-08 SG Pontebba Italy 19 4 14 18 30
2007-08 HC Junior Milano Vipers Italy 11 2 12 14 2 9 1 6 7 4
NHL Totals 3 0 0 0 2


Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1985)
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1986)
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1987, 1988)
IHL First All-Star Team (1998)
Leo P. Lamoureux Memorial Trophy (IHL - Leading Scorer) (1998)
James Gatschene Memorial Trophy (IHL - MVP) (1998)
Signed as a free agent by Washington, December 18, 1998.
Played w/ RHI's Montreal Roadrunners in 1994 (8-10-18-28-10) and 1997 (4-5-10-15-13).