Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jean-Paul Lamirande
Born in Shawinigan Falls, Quebec, Jean-Paul Lamirande began his professional hockey career with the Montreal Army team in the city's senior league, spending two years on the military team from 1943-45 before joining the Montreal Royals for the 1945-46 season.

His six goals and eight assists for the Royals attracted the attention of the NHL's New York Rangers, who called him up for the 1946-47 season. But Lamirande managed only one goal and one assist with the Broadway Blueshirts before being sent to the New Haven Ramblers of the American Hockey League and the Saint Paul Saints of the U.S. Hockey League for the rest of the year.

In 1947-48, however, Lamirande was recalled by the Rangers for 18 games. His time in the NHL was short-lived and he spent the rest of that season and the whole of the next season in New Haven. Then again in 1949-50, he was summoned by the Rangers for another partial season, followed by yet another trip to New Haven to complete the year. But Lamirande was not quite finished playing in the NHL. He spent the next season with the Saint Louis Flyers of the AHL before signing with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens for three seasons from 1951-54. He recorded 69 assists for Chicoutimi, attracting the attention of the Montreal Canadiens, who acquired him for cash from the Rangers and used him for a single game in the 1954-55 season.

Lamirande then made various stops in the Quebec Hockey League playing Senior "A" hockey, ending up with the Quebec Aces in 1957-58 and representing Canada at the World Championship as an addition to the Whitby Dunlops. The Dunnies brought home gold for Canada. The next season, Lamirande joined the Belleville McFarlands and represented Canada at the 1959 World Championship, in which he was named the best defenseman and won a second consecutive gold medal. He completed his career with a series of minor league teams, notably the Windsor Bulldogs, Kingston Frontenacs and Clinton Comets.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1943-44 Montreal Army MCHL 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
1944-45 Montreal Army MCHL 14 3 5 8 10 3 0 0 0 2
1944-45 Montreal Cyclones MCHL 12 2 8 10
1945-46 Montreal Royals QSHL 36 6 8 14 60 9 2 2 4 22
1946-47 New York Rangers NHL 14 1 1 2 14
1946-47 New Haven Ramblers AHL 4 0 1 1 6
1946-47 St. Paul Saints USHL 26 0 4 4 18
1947-48 New York Rangers NHL 18 0 1 1 6 6 0 0 0 4
1947-48 New Haven Ramblers AHL 46 7 20 27 22
1948-49 New Haven Ramblers AHL 30 3 7 10 18
1949-50 New York Rangers NHL 16 4 3 7 6 2 0 0 0 0
1949-50 New Haven Ramblers AHL 52 26 31 57 16
1950-51 St. Louis Flyers AHL 64 13 36 49 6
1951-52 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMHL 58 11 28 39 32 18 2 7 9 4
1952-53 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMHL 56 4 19 23 36 20 2 6 8 17
1953-54 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QHL 68 5 22 27 65 7 0 0 0 4
1954-55 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1954-55 Shawinigan Cataracts QHL 60 3 29 32 59 11 2 4 6 8
1954-55 Shawinigan Cataractes Ed-Cup 7 2 2 4 4
1955-56 Trois-Rivieres<196>Shawinigan QHL 58 6 16 22 44 11 1 2 3 10
1956-57 Quebec Aces QHL 67 4 14 18 52 10 0 5 5 6
1956-57 Quebec Aces Ed-Cup 6 1 0 1 6
1957-58 Quebec Aces QHL 45 3 16 19 24 13 1 2 3 6
1957-58 Canada WEC-A 7 1 4 5 0
1958-59 Belleville McFarlands EOHL 20 5 8 13 10
1958-59 Canada WEC-A 8 1 0 1 0
1959-60 Windsor Bulldogs OHA-Sr. 49 6 16 22 50 14 0 4 4 2
1960-61 Kingston Frontenacs EPHL 2 0 1 1 2
1960-61 Clinton Comets EHL 52 6 27 33 22 4 0 1 1 7
NHL Totals 49 5 5 10 26 8 0 0 0 4


QMHL First All-Star Team (1951, 1953)
QHL First All-Star Team (1955)
QHL Second All-Star Team (1956, 1957)
WEC-A - Best Defenseman (1959)
EHL Second All-Star Team (1961)
Traded to Chicago (St. Louis - AHL) by NY Rangers for cash, September 19, 1950. Traded to Montreal by Chicago for cash, October 25, 1954. Claimed on waivers by Quebec (QHL) from Shawinigan (QHL), October, 1956.
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