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.
It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.
— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players