Little did Murray - or even LeClair himself - suspect at the time that LeClair would almost immediately blossom into a goal-scoring machine in his own right while also contributing the assets for which he was put on the line in the first place.
The trio, dubbed the Legion of Doom, quickly became the most dominant line in the NHL.
LeClair recorded 25 goals and 24 assists for 37 points in 49 games over the rest of the 1994-95 season, and then went on to produce one of the best four-year stretches of any player in Flyers history by recording 371 points (195 G, 176 A) in 322 games, including consecutive seasons of 50, 51 and 50 goals respectively in the 1995-96, 1996-97 and 1997-98 campaigns.
For the Philadelphia portion of LeClair's NHL career, the forward racked up 333 goals and 643 points in 649 games. Along with Tim Kerr, LeClair is the only player in Flyers' franchise history to score 50 or more goals in three straight seasons. LeClair's stellar production came during an era in which clutch-and-grab hockey and heavily use of neutral zone trapping systems contributed to a league-wide decline in scoring on almost an annual basis.
Although he did not play a particularly "mean" game and tended to be slow to anger, LeClair was plenty physical. It was a common sight for opposing players to be left sprawled on the ice near LeClair. He simply had to dip his shoulder and it was almost always the opponent who took a seat. LeClair was also blessed with a howitzer of a slapshot and would score about six to eight goals per season by winding up and blasting an overpowering shot past the goaltender from anywhere from the blueline to the mid-slot.
For many years, LeClair seemed almost indestructible. He appeared in 90 percent or more of the Flyers' games in eight of his 10 seasons with the club, scoring at least 23 goals in all of those eight seasons. He played in all 82 games on five occasions, including three seasons in a row from 1995-96 to 1997-98.