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Born September 21, 1969 (1969-09-21) (age 40),
Thompson, MB, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Pro clubs Quebec Nordiques
Colorado Avalanche
Washington Capitals
Hartford Whalers
Carolina Hurricanes
Minnesota Wild
Ottawa Senators
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft 3rd overall, 1988
Quebec Nordiques
Career 1988 – 2004

Curtis Leschyshyn(born September 21, 1969 in Thompson, Manitoba, raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played 1033 games in the National Hockey League.

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Playing career

Leschyshyn was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the first round (third overall) in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. He played for the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise for parts of 9 seasons. He won a Stanley Cup in 1996 with Colorado. The season after winning the Stanley Cup, Curtis hit what he describes as 'the low point' of his career[1] when he was traded to the Washington Capitals with Chris Simon in exchange for Keith Jones and a 1st round pick[2], then after just 2 games, he was traded to the Hartford Whalers for Andrei Nikolishin on November 9, 1996.

He then played with the Carolina Hurricanes for three seasons before he was claimed in the expansion draft by the Minnesota Wild on June 23, 2000. Leschyshyn started the 2000–01 season with the Wild before he was traded to the Ottawa Senators for a 3rd round pick (Stéphane Veilleux) on March 13, 2001. After three more seasons as a fixture on the Senators defense Leschyshyn signed with Colorado (his adopted home) after the 2004 NHL Lockout on August 17, 2005.[3] His return to the Avalanche was short lived when Curtis retired before the 2005–06 season started on October 3, 2005.[4]

In retirement he was a member of the Avalanche radio broadcast team providing color commentary. However he stepped down prior to the 2007–08 season to spend more time with his family. Curtis and his wife, Laura, reside in Littleton, Colorado with their three children, son Jake and daughters Anna and Kate.[5][6]

Curtis is an avid cyclist and cycles 40–50 miles a day. He will take part in a triathlon near his summer home in Saskatchewan.[1][7]

Awards and achievements

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Saskatoon Blades WHL 1 0 0 0 0
1986–87 Saskatoon Blades WHL 70 14 26 40 107 11 1 5 6 14
1987–88 Saskatoon Blades WHL 56 14 41 55 86 10 2 5 7 16
1988–89 Quebec Nordiques NHL 71 4 9 13 71
1989–90 Quebec Nordiques NHL 68 2 6 8 44
1990–91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 55 3 7 10 49
1991–92 Halifax Citadels AHL 6 0 2 2 4
1991–92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 42 5 12 17 42
1992–93 Quebec Nordiques NHL 82 9 23 32 61 6 1 1 2 6
1993–94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 72 5 17 22 65
1994–95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 44 2 13 15 20 3 0 1 1 4
1995–96 Colorado Avalanche NHL 77 4 15 19 73 17 1 2 3 8
1996–97 Colorado Avalanche NHL 11 0 5 5 6
1996–97 Washington Capitals NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1996–97 Hartford Whalers NHL 64 4 13 17 30
1997–98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 73 2 10 12 45
1998–99 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 65 2 7 9 50 6 0 0 0 6
1999–00 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 53 0 2 2 14
2000–01 Minnesota Wild NHL 54 2 3 5 19
2000–01 Ottawa Senators NHL 11 0 4 4 0 4 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Ottawa Senators NHL 79 1 9 10 44 12 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Ottawa Senators NHL 54 1 6 7 18 18 0 1 1 10
2003–04 Ottawa Senators NHL 56 1 4 5 16 2 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 1033 44 165 212 669 68 2 6 8 34

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Preceded by
Joe Sakic
Quebec Nordiques first round draft pick
1988
Succeeded by
Daniel Dore
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