|Claude "Pepe" Lemieux
Claude Lemieux, a right winger from Buckingham Quebec, was born on July 16, 1965. He played his first game in the NHL at the age of 18 as a Montreal Canadien in 1983 where he only played 8 games scoring one goal and one assist.
During his 1983-84 season, Claude also played with the Verdun Juniors of the QMJHL and the Nova-Scotia Voyageurs of the AHL.
In the 1985-86 season, the right winger went back to the NHL and stayed with the Canadiens until 1990 playing 272 games. He had 96 goals, 90 assists and winning his first Stanley Cup with the team in 1986.
After leaving the Canadiens, Pepe went on to play with other teams such as the New Jersey Devils, winning two Stanley Cups (1995 & 2000) and one Conn Smythe Trophy (1995). He then played with the Colorado Avalanche taking one Stanley Cup (1996) and then went on to the Phoenix Coyotes and the Dallas Stars. In his NHL career, the right winger amassed a total of 1197 games with 379 goals and 406 assists.
Claude Lemieux retired the troublesome and penalty prone #22 jersey after playing his last season with the Dallas Stars in 2002-2003.