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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

It's not just going to happen on its own. We have to have guys commit to the areas we need to improve on. We're going to be better than last year but there is still a long way to go. But I really like the pieces and where we're headed.

— Sabres forward Tyler Ennis on the progress of Buffalo's rebuilding process