Mike Leclerc

Michael Leclerc (born November 10, 1976) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played 341 games in the National Hockey League predominately with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Playing career

Leclerc was a 6'1", 205 lb. left winger from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Born on November 10, 1976, he earned his chops at the junior level in the WHL, playing with the Victoria/Prince George Cougars and the Brandon Wheat Kings. He totaled 58 goals and 66 assists in 206 games through his first four seasons in the league. The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim selected him in the third round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft with the 55th overall pick. He would play one more season with the Wheat Kings, increasing his numbers to 58 goals and 53 assists with 161 penalty minutes in 71 games.

Leclerc's first three professional seasons were spent mostly in the AHL, between the Baltimore Bandits (71 games, 29 goals, 27 assists, 134 PiM) and the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (113 games, 43 goals, 50 assists, 236 PiM). He also scored a goal and an assist in 19 games with Anaheim during that time. He joined the Ducks' NHL roster for good starting in 1999-00, and would play in 272 more games for the team over the next five seasons, with 53 markers and 77 helpers. This includes a 20-goal campaign in 2001–02.

After a trade to the Phoenix Coyotes prior to the 2005–06 season, Leclerc scored nine times with 12 assists in 35 games in the desert. On Groundhog's Day, 2006, Phoenix traded him with Brian Boucher to the Calgary Flames for Steven Reinprecht and Philippe Sauve. In 15 games, he scored once on 21 shots with four assists and an even rating. On March 2, he had two assists in a 3-1 win against the St. Louis Blues. He tallied his lone goal on March 16, in a 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

Career statistics

Regular seasonPlayoffs
1991–92Victoria CougarsWHL20000
1992–93Victoria CougarsWHL7041115118
1993–94Victoria CougarsWHL68291140112
1994–95Prince George CougarsWHL4320365678
1994–95Brandon Wheat KingsWHL23581350181061633
1995–96Brandon Wheat KingsWHL715853111161196192525
1996–97Baltimore BanditsAHL71292756134
1996–97Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL5112010000
1997–98Cincinnati Mighty DucksAHL4818224083
1997–98Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL70006
1998–99Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL7000410000
1998–99Cincinnati Mighty DucksAHL65252853153301119
1999–00Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL698111970
2000–01Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL5415203526
2001–02Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL82202444107
2002–03Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL57919283421291112
2003–04Mighty Ducks of AnaheimNHL101344
2005–06Phoenix CoyotesNHL359122129
2005–06Calgary FlamesNHL15145830002
NHL totals341649415828826291114

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