Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Joffrey Lupul
Joffrey Lupul was born September 23, 1983 in Edmonton, Alberta. The first round, seventh overall selection of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Lupul is a graduate of the WHLs Medicine Hat Tigers.

An offensively gifted forward, Lupul played three seasons in Medicine Hat tallying 240 points (127-113-240) and was a member of Canadas Silver Medal World Junior Team in 2003 before making his NHL debut with Anaheim in 2003-04. In his first NHL season, Lupul tied for sixth in rookie scoring with 34 points (13-21-34) and was invited to take part in the 2004 NHL Young Guns Game during All-Star Weekend. Although he spent the majority of the season in Anaheim, the former Medicine Hat star played a handful of games with the Ducks AHL affiliate in Cincinnati.

During the lock year in 2004-05, Lupul returned to the AHL and skated a full season with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. In Cincinnati he led the club in both regular season and playoff scoring. The following season the NHL and Lupul returned to action. In his sophomore year with the Mighty Ducks, Lupul competed in 81 games and recorded 53 points. In the 2006 NHL playoffs, Lupul led all Mighty Duck players in goals with nine, four of which were scored in a single game against the Colorado Avalanche. However, the Mighty Ducks would eventually be defeated by the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference Finals.

On July 3, 2006 Lupul was acquired in a blockbuster trade by the Edmonton Oilers from Anaheim along with Ladislav Smid, a 2007 1st round pick, 2008 second round pick and a conditional 2008 1st round pick in exchange for Chris Pronger.

As an Edmonton Oiler, Lupul would struggle offensively recording a career low 28 points. With the Oilers failing to qualify the playoffs in 2007, changes were expected to be made in that summer. As a result, the Oilers dealt Lupul and teammate Jason Smith to the Philadelphia Flyers for Joni Pitkanen and forward Geoff Sanderson.

On June 26, 2009, Lupul was on the move again. This time he was going back where it all began, the Anaheim Ducks, as part of a package of players and draft picks that saw the Flyers acquire all-star Chris Pronger.

A back injury and infection forced Lupul out of action for much of the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. As a result, he saw his position on the Ducks' depth chart drop and he found himself again on the move. On February 9, 2010, Lupul was traded along with Jake Gardiner to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Francois Beauchemin.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Fort Saskatchewan Traders Minor-AB 36 40 50 90 40
1999-00 Fort Saskatchewan Traders AMHL 34 43 30 73 47 4 0 1 1 2
2000-01 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 69 30 26 56 39 +4 22 3 6 9 2
2001-02 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 72 56 50 106 95 +11
2002-03 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 50 41 37 78 82 +2 11 4 11 15 20
2002-03 Canada WJC-A 6 2 1 3 27 -1
2003-04 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 75 13 21 34 28 -6
2003-04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 3 3 2 5 2 +4
2004-05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 65 30 26 56 58 +10 12 3 9 12 27
2005-06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 81 28 25 53 48 -13 16 9 2 11 31
2006-07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 81 16 12 28 45 -29
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 56 20 26 46 35 +2 17 4 6 10 2
2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 79 25 25 50 58 +1 6 1 1 2 2
2009-10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 23 10 4 14 18 +3
2010-11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 26 5 8 13 14 -4
2010-11 Syracuse Crunch AHL 3 1 3 4 0 +3
2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 28 9 9 18 19 -7
2011-12 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 66 25 42 67 48 +1
2012-13 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg KHL 9 1 3 4 4
2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 16 11 7 18 12 +8 7 3 1 4 4
NHL Totals 531 162 179 341 325 46 17 10 27 39


WHL East First All-Star Team (2002)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2002) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2012)
Traded to Edmonton by Anaheim with Ladislav Smid, Anaheim's 1st round choice (later traded to Phoenix - Phoenix selected Nick Ross) in 2007 Entry Draft and Anaheim's 1st (Jordan Eberle) and 2nd (later traded to NY Islanders - NY Islanders selected Travis Hamonic) round choices in 2008 Entry Draft for Chris Pronger, July 3, 2006. Traded to Philadelphia by Edmonton with Jason Smith for Joni Pitkanen, Geoff Sanderson and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Cameron Abney) in 2009 Entry Draft, July 1, 2007. Traded to Anaheim by Philadelphia with Luca Sbisa, Philadelphia's 1st round choice in 2009 (later traded to Columbus - Columbus selected John Moore) and 2010 (Emerson Etem) Entry Drafts and future considerations for Chris Pronger and Ryan Dingle, June 26, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to back injury, December 16, 2009. Traded to Toronto by Anaheim with Jake Gardiner and Anaheim's 4th round choice (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Fredrik Bergvik) in 2013 Entry Draft for Francois Beauchemin, February 9, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL), October 30, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to arm injury at Pittsburgh, January 23, 2013 and head injury vs. Philadelphia. April 4, 2013.