Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Claude Lemieux Returns to NHL
On January 20, 2009 Claude Lemieux made his long awaited return to the NHL after being called up from San Jose's minor league affiliate, Worcester on January 19th. Lemieux very sparingly in the Sharks' 2-1 overtime victory over the Canucks, his first NHL game since 2003. Lemieux has won 4 Stanley Cups with three different teams throughout his illustrious career, which spans more than 20 years. He has won the Cup with Montreal(1986), New Jersey(1995, 2000), and Colorado (1996). He also won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1995 as the playoff's MVP. Hopefully he will be able to bring his playoff and Stanley Cup experience to the Sharks for the rest of the season, as the Sharks hope to advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in team history.