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Art Lesieur was a rugged defenceman who played 100 NHL games for the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Black Hawks in the 20s and 30s. He also enjoyed a lengthy minor pro career in the AHL and Can-Am League.

Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lesieur began his career with the Nashua Nationals of the old Northeastern League in 1927-28. He began the next season by playing 25 games for the Canadiens. He was then loaned to the Hawks for the remainder of the schedule.

In October, 1930 Lesieur was signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens. He proceeded to spend the next decade with the Providence Reds of the Can-Am League and AHL. The even years were very good to the veteran backliner. He won Can-Am championships in 1930, 1932 and 1934 and Calder Cups in 1938 and 1940. During the 1935-36 season he played 38 games as an NHL regular with the Habs. Lesieur was played on the AHL second all-star team in 1938 and 1939 and retired in 1941 after playing one season with the Pittsburgh Hornets 1941.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1927-28 Nashua Nationals NEHL 23 3 2 5 20 4 1 2 3 6
1927-28 Providence Reds Can-Am 1 0 0 0 2
1928-29 Montreal Canadiens NHL 15 0 0 0 0
1928-29 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1928-29 Providence Reds Can-Am 16 1 0 1 16 4 0 0 0 2
1929-30 Providence Reds Can-Am 40 3 0 3 57 3 0 0 0 4
1930-31 Montreal Canadiens NHL 21 2 0 2 14 10 0 0 0 4
1930-31 Providence Reds Can-Am 19 3 3 6 26
1931-32 Montreal Canadiens NHL 24 1 2 3 12 4 0 0 0 0
1931-32 Providence Reds Can-Am 18 4 3 7 35
1932-33 Providence Reds Can-Am 25 1 3 4 34
1933-34 Providence Reds Can-Am 40 2 1 3 68 3 0 1 1 8
1934-35 Providence Reds Can-Am 47 5 9 14 80 6 1 0 1 10
1935-36 Montreal Canadiens NHL 38 1 0 1 24
1936-37 Providence Reds IAHL 51 3 7 10 54 3 0 0 0 2
1937-38 Providence Reds IAHL 47 6 10 16 36 7 0 1 1 8
1938-39 Providence Reds IAHL 54 5 7 12 53 5 0 0 0 4
1939-40 Providence Reds IAHL 54 6 7 13 26 8 0 0 0 4
1940-41 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 32 2 0 2 22
NHL Totals 100 4 2 6 50 14 0 0 0 4


NEHL First All-Star Team (1928)
IAHL Second All-Star Team (1938, 1939)
Signed as a free agent by Montreal, October 30, 1928. Loaned to Chicago by Montreal for the remainder of the 1928-29 season for the loan of Herb Gardiner, January 9, 1929. Traded to Montreal by Providence (Can-Am) for cash and future considerations, September 30, 1935. Traded to Pittsburgh (AHL) by Montreal (Providence-AHL) for Babe Tapin, October 15, 1940.
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