Claude Lemieux is a Canadian winger on the San Jose Sharks.
Lemieux was originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1983, and joined the club that same year. He won his first Stanley Cup with the Habs in 1986, before being traded to New Jersey in 1990. In 1992-93, he set career highs with 51 assists and 81 points, as well as 155 penalty minutes. In ’95, he won his second Stanley Cup with the Devils, and was traded to Colorado the following year. That season, he won the Stanley Cup again, and helped the Avalanche get past their rivals, Detroit, when the two teams met in the playoffs. Lemieux earned himself a name as one of the most hated players in hockey, for his ability to get under the skin of opposing players. In 1999, he was sent back to New Jersey, where he again won the Stanley Cup in 2000. He was signed by Phoenix the following season, and spent 2 and a half seasons with the Coyotes. In 2003, he was traded to Dallas, where he concluded his NHL playing career. In 2008, he signed with San Jose, in an attempt to come back to play. Lemieux has become famous for his clutch postseason play, often scoring more goals in his teams’ postseason play than in the regular season.