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North American Skater
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
LAST CLUB TEAM: Swift Current, WHL
BIRTHDATE: September 24, 1995
HOMETOWN: Winnipeg, Man.
BORN IN: Winnipeg, MB, CAN
• Known for his steady defensive play and rugged style, Lernout played in all 72 games in 2013-14, posting 22 points (8-14—22) and a plus-7 rating in his first full seasons with the Swift Current.

• Lernout played 20 games over two seasons with the Saskatoon Blades before he was acquired by the Broncos in 2012-13. He notched his first career Western Hockey League goal in Swift Current’s 3-0 win over the Prince Albert Raiders on Feb. 9, 2013.

• Lernout grew up playing on a backyard rink built by his father. He names his dad as the most influential person in his hockey career and recalls scoring his first WHL goal with his dad in attendance as his most memorable hockey moment.

• In 2011-12, Lernout racked up 35 points (8-27—35) in 44 games for the Winnipeg Wild. He added five points (1-4—5) in the playoffs to help the team capture the Midget AAA title. Lernout guarded the Wild blueline in front of netminder Ty Edmonds, the No. 18-ranked North American goaltender.

• Lernout grew up idolizing Chris Pronger’s tough playing style.


NHL team: Winnipeg Jets
NHL player: Chris Pronger
Shootout move: “Slap shot”
Video game: NHL 14
Movie: The Other Guys
TV show: Family Guy
Actor: Jennifer Aniston
Musician: Toby Keith
Website: NHL.com
Sport (other than hockey): Golf
Athlete (non-hockey): Roger Federer