Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pierre Lacroix
In 1975, Lacroix began his career with the Quebec Ramparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He played five seasons (1975-79) in the league, two with the Ramparts and three with the Trois-Rivieres Draveurs, during which time he also played in three Memorial Cups (1976, 1977 & 1979). At the end of his last season, he received the CCM Trophy for the best junior player in Canada.

In August 1979, Lacroix was drafted to the Quebec Nordiques of the NHL. Before his fourth season began in 1982-83 with the Nordiques he was sent down to the minors, the Fredericton Express (AHL). During that same season, Lacroix was brought back up to the NHL and played 13 games with the Nordiques before being traded to the Hartford Whalers on December 3, 1982. Unknowingly, Lacroix played with his last NHL team in 1982-83 with the Hartford Whalers.

Following the 1982-83 season, Lacroix was in a serious car accident that caused him to need surgery to repair a perforated aorta. Because his injuries were so severe, Lacroix had to sit out the entire 1983-84 season. He studied Insurance during his recovery.

Although he wanted to come back to the NHL in 1984-85 he never returned. Instead, he went on to play in Switzerland for the EHC Arosa in 1985-86. In the 1986-87 season he went on to play in France for the Paris Francais Volants. Following one season in France Lacroix played two seasons (1987-1989) in Switzerland for the HC Fribourg-Gotteron. At the end of the 1989 season he returned to France where he played three seasons, one with CS Villard-de-Lans, one with ASG Tours and a last season with OHC Viry-Essone.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1975-76 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 72 7 30 37 90 15 3 7 10 14
1975-76 Quebec Remparts M-Cup 3 0 1 1 2
1976-77 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 69 10 43 53 61 14 3 8 11 4
1977-78 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 38 11 30 41 35
1977-78 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL 30 6 24 30 20 5 3 5 8 4
1977-78 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs M-Cup 4 0 3 3 2
1978-79 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs QMJHL 72 37 100 137 57 13 2 10 12 6
1978-79 Trois-Rivieres Draveurs M-Cup 4 0 4 4 6
1979-80 Quebec Nordiques NHL 76 9 21 30 45 -6
1980-81 Quebec Nordiques NHL 61 5 34 39 54 +9 5 0 2 2 10
1981-82 Quebec Nordiques NHL 68 4 23 27 74 +1 3 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Quebec Nordiques NHL 13 0 5 5 6 +4
1982-83 Fredericton Express AHL 6 0 5 5 0
1982-83 Hartford Whalers NHL 56 6 25 31 18 -19
1983-84
1984-85
1985-86 EHC Arosa Swiss 15 5 7 12
1986-87 Paris Francais Volants France
1987-88 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 35 8 15 23
1988-89 HC Fribourg-Gotteron Swiss 35 11 9 20
1989-90 HC Villard-de-Lans France 35 7 32 39 22
1990-91 ASG Tours France 7 5 5 10 10
1991-92 OHC Viry-Essone France 33 5 17 22 26
1992-93 OHC Viry-Essone France
1996-97 Windsor Papetiers QSPHL 9 1 1 2 93
1998-99 Asbestos Azteques QSPHL 15 1 1 2 86
1999-00 Asbestos Azteques QSPHL 2 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 274 24 108 132 197 8 0 2 2 10


QMJHL First All-Star Team (1979)
QMJHL MVP (1979)
Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (1979)
Traded to Hartford by Quebec for Blake Wesley, December 3, 1982.
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