Réal Gaston Lemieux (January 3, 1945 – October 24, 1975) was an ice hockey right wing. He played in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres.
January 3, 1945|
Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
October 24, 1975 (aged 30)|
Sorel, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings|
Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers
Lemieux turned professional with the Detroit Red Wings, playing several seasons with their minor league teams, and one game with Detroit. Lemieux was claimed by Los Angeles in the 1967 NHL Expansion Draft and became a regular with the Kings. Lemieux was traded to the New York Rangers in 1969 but was re-acquired after playing 55 games with the Rangers. In 1973–74, Lemieux played for the Kings, Rangers and Sabres. In his NHL career, the vast majority of which was spent with Los Angeles, Lemieux played in 483 games, scoring 51 goals and adding 104 assists.
Retirement and deathEdit
After being cut by the Sabres in 1974, Lemieux decided to retire and joined a steel company in Sorel, Quebec. In October 1975, he developed a blood clot in his brain and died on October 24 of that year.
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