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John Leclair

John Leclair  #10

Left Wing
NUMBER: 10 BIRTHDATE: July 5, 1969
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: St. Albans, VT, United States
WEIGHT: 233 DRAFTED: MTL / 1987 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 2nd   (33rd overall)
ECAC Second All-Star Team (1991) NHL First All-Star Team (1995, 1998) NHL Second All-Star Team (1996, 1997, 1999) World Cup All-Star Team (1996) Bud Ice Plus/Minus Award (1997) Bud Light Plus/Minus Award (1999) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) Missed majority of 1989-90 due to knee surgery, January 20, 1990. Traded to Philadelphia by Montreal with Eric Desjardins and Gilbert Dionne for Mark Recchi and Philadelphia's 3rd round choice (Martin Hohenberger) in 1995 Entry Draft, February 9, 1995. Missed majority of 2000-01 due to back injury vs. Boston, October 7, 2000. Missed majority of 2002-03 due to shoulder injury vs. St. Louis, November 27, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 15, 2005. Released by Pittsburgh, December 14, 2006.
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A piece of scar tissue breaks off, pinches the nerve, and every time you move your leg it's almost like having a root canal in your stomach and groin.

— Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss on his sports hernia surgery