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Curtis Leschyshyn

Curtis Leschyshyn  #7

Defenseman
NUMBER: 7 BIRTHDATE: September 21, 1969
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Thompson, MB, Canada
WEIGHT: 207 DRAFTED: QUE / 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
WHL East First All-Star Team (1988) Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relcoated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Washington by Colorado with Chris Simon for Keith Jones, Washington's 1st (Scott Parker) and 4th (later traded back to Washington Washington selected Krys Barch) round choices in 1998 Entry Draft, November 2, 1996. Traded to Hartford by Washington for Andrei Nikolishin, November 9, 1996. Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Claimed by Minnesota from Carolina in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Traded to Ottawa by Minnesota for Ottawa's 3rd round choice (Stephane Veilleux) in 2001 Entry Draft and future considerations, March 13, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, August 17, 2005. Officially announced his retirement, October 3, 2005.
Quote of the Day

He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.

— U.S. National Junior Team coach Ron Wilson on Auston Matthews, the projected No. 1 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft