Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Roger Lemelin
Defenceman Roger Lemelin played parts of four seasons with the Kansas City Scouts and Colorado Rockies in the 70s. He was a solid player in his own end who used his 6'3" 215 frame to keep the front of his net clear.

Born in Iroquois Falls, Ontario, Lemelin was taken 56th overall by the Scouts in 1974 after two solid years with the OHA's London Knights. He played eight games for Kansas City in 1974-75 but saw most of his ice time in the AHL. He continued as a useful farmhand over the next three years and remained with the franchise when it relocated to Denver, Colorado in 1976.

Following his NHL career, Lemelin played several years in the minors before retiring in 1984. His solid play behind the blueline helped the Hershey Bears win the Calder Cup in 1980.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1972-73 London Knights OHA-Jr. 62 6 12 18 92
1973-74 London Knights OHA-Jr. 48 10 30 40 100
1974-75 Kansas City Scouts NHL 8 0 1 1 6 -9
1974-75 Baltimore Clippers AHL 36 1 13 14 59
1974-75 Springfield Kings AHL 23 1 3 4 24 17 2 2 4 36
1975-76 Kansas City Scouts NHL 11 0 0 0 0 -1
1975-76 Springfield Indians AHL 53 4 14 18 83
1976-77 Colorado Rockies NHL 14 1 1 2 21 -6
1976-77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 47 2 8 10 73
1977-78 Colorado Rockies NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1977-78 Phoenix Roadrunners CHL 27 1 5 6 72
1977-78 Hampton Gulls AHL 16 1 4 5 22
1977-78 Philadelphia Firebirds AHL 33 0 5 5 52
1978-79 Hampton Aces NEHL 38 4 12 16 109
1979-80 Hershey Bears AHL 3 0 1 1 2 15 0 1 1 62
1979-80 Hampton Aces EHL 5 0 1 1 20
1980-81 Hershey Bears AHL 12 0 2 2 14
1980-81 Oklahoma City Stars CHL 11 0 1 1 6
1980-81 Hampton Aces EHL 21 0 6 6 24
1981-82
1982-83
1983-84 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 57 3 13 16 65
NHL Totals 36 1 2 3 27


Transferred to Colorado after Kansas City franchise relocated, July 15, 1976.
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