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Andre Lacroix

Andre Lacroix  #18

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NUMBER: 18 BIRTHDATE: June 5, 1945
BIRTHPLACE: Lauzon, QC, Canada
QJHL Rookie of the Year (1963) OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1965, 1966) OHA-Jr. MVP (1965, 1966) WHA First All-Star Team (1973, 1974, 1975) W. D. (Bill) Hunter Trophy (Scoring Leader WHA) (1973, 1975) NHL rights transferred to Philadelphia after NHL club purchased Quebec (AHL) franchise, May 8, 1967. Traded to Chicago by Philadelphia for Rick Foley, October 15, 1971. Selected by Quebec (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Miami-Philadelphia (WHA) by Quebec (WHA) for cash, March, 1972. Transferred to Vancouver (WHA) after Philadelphia (WHA) franchise relocated, May, 1973. Traded to NY Raiders (WHA) by Vancouver (WHA) with Dan Herriman and WHA rights to Bernie Parent for Ron Ward and Pete Donnelly, June, 1973. Transferred to San Diego (WHA) after New York-Jersey (WHA) franchise relocated, April 30, 1974. Signed as a free agent by Houston (WHA) after San Diego (WHA) franchise folded, May 30, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHA) after Houston (WHA) franchise folded, July, 1978. Traded to New England (WHA) by Winnipeg (WHA) for future considerations, August, 1978. Rights retained by Hartford prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory