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Position Defence
Shoots Left
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
204 lb (93 kg)
Teams Montreal Canadiens (19891992)
Toronto Maple Leafs (19921994)
Quebec Nordiques (1994–1995)
Colorado Avalanche (19951999)
New York Rangers (19992003)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born 14 October 1967 (1967-10-14) (age 42),
Richmond, PQ, Canada
Pro Career 1989 – 2003

Sylvain Lefebvre (born October 14, 1967 in Richmond, Quebec) is a retired NHL defenseman who played on five different teams from 1989 to 2003. He is currently an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche.

Playing career

He signed with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986 and made the team's roster in 1989–90 as an undrafted free agent. He played three seasons with the Habs before being dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for a third round draft pick prior to the start of the 1992–93 season. Lefebvre played two seasons with the Leafs before being dealt to the Quebec Nordiques as part of the Wendel Clark-Mats Sundin blockbuster trade on June 28, 1994. Lefebvre played the next five seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche before signing a four-year, $10-million US contract with the New York Rangers that secured a club-option for him to play a fifth season at $3 million in the 1999 off-season. Lefebvre's productivity decreased dramatically and he was considered another overpaid veteran player signed as part of then-general manager Neil Smith's grocery shopping team-building approach. Lefebvre's career low came in the 2002–03 season, when he was assigned to the Rangers farm affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. After the season he left the NHL for one season for the Swiss team SC Bern before retiring.

After winning the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996, Lefebvre was involved in an amusing incident that attracted media attention. As part of tradition, each player on the Stanley Cup winning team can take personal possession of the trophy for a day during the summer following the championship, a practice that has led to several misadventures. When it was his turn, Sylvain Lefebvre decided to have his baby daughter, Alexanne, baptized in it.

Retirement and coaching career

Lefebvre was named as assistant coach of the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters. On June 4, 2009, the Colorado Avalanche announced that Lefebvre will serve as an assistant coach.

External links

  • Sylvain Lefebvre's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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