Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Serge Lajeunesse
Serge Lajeunesse was a useful role player in parts of five NHL seasons. During the early stages of his career he played defence but later found a home on right-wing where he was a decent goal scorer.

The Montreal native played Junior B with the hometown Beavers in 1967-68. This was followed by two solid years with the Montreal Junior Canadiens where he was selected to the OHA second all-star team both years. In 1970, he was selected in the first round, 12th overall, by the Detroit Red Wings at the Amateur Draft. The youngster played 62 games as a rookie with a weak Wings squad in 1970-71. Over the next two years he was part time player for the club but was reliable performer in the AHL and CHL.

In May 1973, Lajeunesse was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers but dressed for only six games with them. Most of his hockey was played with AHL's Richmond Robins where he displayed offensive prowess as a right-winger until retiring in 1976.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Montreal Beavers QJHL 40 5 14 19
1968-69 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 54 2 20 22 172 14 1 4 5 19
1968-69 Montreal Jr. Canadiens M-Cup 8 1 4 5 19
1969-70 Montreal Jr. Canadiens OHA-Jr. 54 2 27 29 87 16 0 8 8 22
1969-70 Montreal Jr. Canadiens M-Cup 12 3 9 12 21
1970-71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 62 1 3 4 55 -28
1970-71 Fort Worth Wings CHL 12 1 5 6 21
1971-72 Detroit Red Wings NHL 7 0 0 0 20 -1
1971-72 Tidewater Red Wings AHL 26 4 7 11 26
1971-72 Fort Worth Wings CHL 36 8 11 19 53 7 0 2 2 16
1972-73 Detroit Red Wings NHL 28 0 1 1 26 -15
1972-73 Virginia Wings AHL 39 7 16 23 69 13 2 5 7 23
1973-74 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Richmond Robins AHL 75 28 17 45 96 5 0 5 5 2
1974-75 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 0 0 0 2 +1
1974-75 Richmond Robins AHL 66 11 18 29 58 7 1 2 3 4
1975-76 Richmond Robins AHL 57 7 17 24 42 3 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 103 1 4 5 103


OHA-Jr. Second All-Star Team (1969, 1970) Traded to Philadelphia by Detroit for Rick Foley, May 15, 1973.
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