|5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
180 lb (82 kg)
Los Angeles Kings
|Born||November 1, 1946,|
Moose Jaw, SK, CAN
|Pro Career||1967 – 1980|
William Anton Lesuk (born November 1, 1946) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey Centre who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Washington Capitals, and Winnipeg Jets. He also played in the World Hockey Association (WHA) with Winnipeg. He was a member of the Bruins 1970 Stanley Cup winning team.
The Bruins were deep at centre so Lesuk played mostly in the minors. He did play for the Bruins during their win of the Stanley Cup in 1970.
The Philadelphia Flyers picked him up in the waiver draft in 1970. Lesuk enjoyed two decent seasons there before being traded to the Los Angeles Kings in 1972. After several low-scoring years, Lesuk was traded to the expansion Washington Capitals in 1974.
In 1975, Lesuk joined the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association. He played there for four seasons and enjoyed his best pro seasons. He stayed with the Jets as they joined the National Hockey League in 1979.
That was his final season as he retired in 1980.
He played in 388 NHL games and scored 44 goals and 63 assists.
Awards & Achievements[edit | edit source]
- Honoured Member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame