Brother of Joe Lester Patrick Trophy (1995)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1989)
Traded to NY Rangers by Winnipeg with Winnipeg's 10th round choice (Brett Barnett) in 1987 Entry Draft for Detroit's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Winnipeg selected Benoit Lebeau) in 1988 Entry Draft and NY Rangers' 3rd round choice (later traded to St. Louis St. Louis selected Denny Felsner) in 1989 Entry Draft, June 8, 1987. Traded to San Jose by NY Rangers for Tim Kerr, May 30, 1991. Traded to NY Islanders by San Jose for the rights to Marcus Thuresson, August 24, 1992. Suffered career-ending stroke during training, August 8, 1993.
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round