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Junior Lessard

Junior Lessard  #42

Right Wing
NUMBER: 42 BIRTHDATE: May 26, 1980
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: St. Joseph De Beauce, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 191
Shoots: Right
MJHL All-Rookie Team (1999) MJHL First All-Star Team (2000) MJHL Most Valuable Player (2000) Canadian Junior "A" - Player of the Year (2000) WCHA First All-Star Team (2004) WCHA Player of the Year (2004) NCAA West First All-American Team (2004) NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (2004) Hobey Baker Memorial Award (Top U.S. Collegiate Player) (2004) Signed as a free agent by Dallas, April 15, 2004. Traded to Tampa Bay by Dallas for Dan Jancevski, January 15, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta, July 9, 2008. Traded to NY Islanders by Atlanta for Brett Skinner, January 13, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Ilves Tampere (Finland), October 7, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Augsburg (Germany), February 1, 2010.
Quote of the Day

The fans love it, and it looked like they were having fun. It was great to see this city [Columbus]. They had been waiting a couple years for this game. They did it right.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos after the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday