7 Curtis Leschyshyn
2015-2016 Alumni Game
CCM Replica Airknit. Neck tagging XXL.
Colorado Registration No.9516072
This jersey was worn during the first period of the Avalanche Red Wings Alumni game played on February 26, 2016 at Coors Field in Denver. The jersey shows no wear to speak of, aside from a very slight board burn on one sleeve, but still a great souvenir from the event. The fabric is the lighter replica-weight airknit material. The embroidered crest and shoulder patches are heat-pressed to the jersey, and the numbers, nameplate letters, and nameplate are all sewn on. The Alumni patch is affixed to the right chest, and the Colorado game-worn tag is sewn into the rear hem. The jersey is accompanied by the Avalanche COA.
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Born in Thompson, Manitoba, Leschyshyn was a junior standout with the WHL's Saskatoon Blades. He was taken third overall by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft and became a pillar on the club's defence through some very lean years. He remained a valuable member of the club when it improved after the trading of 1991 First round draft pick, Eric Lindros in 1992.
Leschyshyn remained with the franchise when it relocated to Colorado in 1995-96 and was part of the Stanley Cup celebrations that spring. After the 1996 Stanley Cup victory, the veteran backliner started to become a journeyman. He played a week in Washington then was shipped to the Hartford Whalers for Andrei Nikolishin.
The solid defenceman remained with the franchise when it relocated to Carolina in 1997-98. Leschyshyn was claimed by the Minnesota Wild in the 2000 Expansion Draft where he provided stability and leadership on the young club. Prior to the March deadline he was sent to the Ottawa Senators to add depth to their blueline and has continued his steady play.
During the 2003-04 season, the former first rounder played his 1,000th NHL game and in the summer of 2005 was acquired by the Colorado Avalanche. After taking part in training camp, Leschyshyn announced his retirement a few days prior to the opening of the 2005-06 season.
Defense -- shoots L
Born Sep 21 1969 -- Thompson, MAN
6.01, 205 lbs.
Drafted by Quebec Nordiques - round 1 #3 overall 1988 NHL Entry Draft. Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relcoated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Washington by Colorado with Chris Simon for Keith Jones, Washington's 1st (Scott Parker) and 4th (later traded back to Washington - Washington selected Krys Barch) round choices in 1998 Entry Draft, November 2, 1996. Traded to Hartford by Washington for Andrei Nikolishin, November 9, 1996. Transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997. Claimed by Minnesota from Carolina in Expansion Draft, June 23, 2000. Traded to Ottawa by Minnesota for Ottawa's 3rd round choice (Stephane Veilleux) in 2001 Entry Draft and future considerations, March 13, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, August 17, 2005. Officially announced his retirement, October 3, 2005.
- WHL East First All-Star Team (1988)