Alain Lemieux

Alain Lemieux (born May 24, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the St. Louis Blues, Quebec Nordiques, and Pittsburgh Penguins. He is also the older brother of NHL great Mario Lemieux.

Alain Lemieux
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Lemieux in 1982
Born (1961-05-24) May 24, 1961 (age 60)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for St. Louis Blues
Quebec Nordiques
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 96th overall, 1980
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1981–1998

CareerEdit

As a youth, Lemieux played in the 1972 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, and in the same 1973 and 1974 tournaments with a team from Ville-Émard, Quebec.[1]

In 1986 he played in Switzerland for EHC Olten. He also played most of the 1986–87 season with the Baltimore Skipjacks of the American Hockey League (AHL), then was promoted to the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins for the rest of the season, where he played a single game, on February 17, 1987 against the Calgary Flames. He then returned to the Skipjacks for the first half of the 1987–88 season and then finished the season with the Hershey Bears. While in Baltimore, he recorded 88 games, 43 goals, 70 assists, 113 points, and 66 total penalty minutes. In 1994, Lemieux played 12 roller hockey games in Roller Hockey International with the Pittsburgh Phantoms, during the franchise's only season.

Post-playing careerEdit

Lemieux is currently a member of the Pittsburgh Ice Arena LP group. In August 2012, the group purchased Valley Sports Complex, an ice rink located in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. He has office space in Pittsburgh Ice Arena.[2]

In April of 2019, Lemieux was named the executive hockey director for the Admirals Hockey Club in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1978–79 Montreal Juniors QMJHL 39 7 5 12 2
1978–79 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 31 15 27 42 5 4 3 1 4 0
1979–80 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 72 47 95 142 36 12 8 12 20 8
1980–81 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 1 0 0 0 2
1980–81 Trois-Rivières Draveurs QMJHL 69 68 98 166 62 19 18 31 49 38
1981–82 St. Louis Blues NHL 3 0 1 1 0
1981–82 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 74 41 42 83 61 10 6 4 10 14
1982–83 St. Louis Blues NHL 42 9 25 34 18 4 0 1 1 0
1982–83 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 29 20 24 44 35
1983–84 Springfield Indians AHL 14 11 14 25 18 4 0 3 3 2
1983–84 St. Louis Blues NHL 17 4 5 9 6
1983–84 Montana Magic CHL 38 28 41 69 36
1984–85 Peoria Rivermen IHL 2 1 0 1 0
1984–85 St. Louis Blues NHL 19 4 2 6 0
1984–85 Quebec Nordiques NHL 30 11 11 22 12 14 3 3 6 0
1985–86 Quebec Nordiques NHL 7 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 3 0
1985–86 Fredericton Express AHL 64 29 45 74 54 5 5 2 7 5
1986–87 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 72 41 56 97 62
1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1987–88 Springfield Indians AHL 15 7 10 17 4
1987–88 Hershey Bears AHL 20 8 10 18 10
1987–88 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 16 2 14 16 4
1988–89 Indianapolis Ice IHL 29 18 26 44 90
1988–89 SaiPa SM-l 21 5 13 18 20
1990–91 Albany Choppers IHL 33 5 36 41 24
1990–91 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 30 8 21 29 30 6 2 5 7 12
1997–98 Tucson Gila Monsters WCHL 8 5 11 16 24
NHL totals 119 28 44 72 38 19 4 6 10 0
AHL totals 201 98 149 247 152 9 5 5 10 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-10.
  2. ^ Yerace, Tom (August 3, 2012). "Lemieux brother buying New Kensington ice rink". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
  3. ^ "Hockey Directors". Admirals Hockey Club.

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