Sylvain Lefebvre

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Sylvain Lefebvre
Sylvain Lefebvre.jpg
Born(1967-10-14) 14 October 1967 (age 46)
Richmond, QC, CAN
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
PositionDefence
ShotLeft
Played forMontreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs
Quebec Nordiques
Colorado Avalanche
New York Rangers
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career1987–2004
 
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Sylvain Lefebvre
Sylvain Lefebvre.jpg
Born(1967-10-14) 14 October 1967 (age 46)
Richmond, QC, CAN
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
PositionDefence
ShotLeft
Played forMontreal Canadiens
Toronto Maple Leafs
Quebec Nordiques
Colorado Avalanche
New York Rangers
NHL DraftUndrafted
Playing career1987–2004

Sylvain Jean Lefebvre (born October 14, 1967) is a retired ice hockey defenceman who played on five National Hockey League teams from 1989 to 2003. As of 2012, he is the head coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs in the American Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Sylvain Lefebvre signed with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986 and made the team's roster in 1989–90 as an undrafted free agent. He played three seasons with the Habs before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a third round draft pick prior to the start of the 1992–93 season. Lefebvre played two seasons with the Leafs before being traded to the Quebec Nordiques as part of the Wendel Clark-Mats Sundin blockbuster trade on June 28, 1994. Lefebvre played the next five seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche before signing a four-year, $10-million US contract with the New York Rangers that secured a club-option for him to play a fifth season at $3 million in the 1999 off-season. Lefebvre's productivity decreased after several injuries, including a shattered index finger which occurred while blocking a shot. The doctor compared the injury to taking a hammer and hitting his finger until the bone is literally shattered into little pieces. Lefebvre's career low came in the 2002–03 season. After four years with the Rangers, Lefebvre left the NHL and decided to join old friend Sebastien Bordeleau for one season to play for the Swiss team SC Bern where he and his team won the cup. He retired shortly thereafter.

After winning the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996, Lefebvre was involved in an incident that attracted media attention. As part of tradition, each player on the Stanley Cup winning team can take personal possession of the trophy for a day during the summer following the championship, a practice that has led to several misadventures. When it was his turn, Lefebvre decided to have his baby daughter, Alexanne, baptized in it.

Retirement and coaching career[edit]

Lefebvre was named as assistant coach of the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters. On June 4, 2009, the Colorado Avalanche announced that Lefebvre would serve as an assistant coach.[1]

On June 13, 2012, Sylvain Lefebvre became the head coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League (Montreal Canadiens' affiliate).

Career statistics[edit]

Regular seasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1984–85Laval VoisinsQMJHL66751231
1985–86Laval TitanQMJHL7181725481410125
1986–87Laval TitanQMJHL70103646441516712
1986–87Sherbrooke CanadiensAHL10000
1987–88Sherbrooke CanadiensAHL79324277362354
1988–89Sherbrooke CanadiensAHL7715324711961344
1989–90Montreal CanadiensNHL68310136160002
1990–91Montreal CanadiensNHL635182330111016
1991–92Montreal CanadiensNHL69314179120002
1992–93Toronto Maple LeafsNHL8121214902133620
1993–94Toronto Maple LeafsNHL842911791803316
1994–95Quebec NordiquesNHL48211131760222
1995–96Colorado AvalancheNHL7551116492205512
1996–97Colorado AvalancheNHL7121113301700025
1997–98Colorado AvalancheNHL81010104870004
1998–99Colorado AvalancheNHL7621820481901112
1999–00New York RangersNHL822101243
2000–01New York RangersNHL712131555
2001–02Hartford Wolf PackAHL1505511
2001–02New York RangersNHL4105523
2002–03New York RangersNHL3502210
2003–04SC BernNLA11246141506644
NHL totals9453015418467412941418101

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Avs join Sacco staff". Denver Post. 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 

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