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.