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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

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares