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Name: John LeClair  
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Date of Birth: 5th July 1969
Place of Birth: St. Albans, Vermont, USA
Profession: Actor
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John LeClair (born July 5, 1969 in St. Albans, Vermont) is a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey team.

Leclair was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens with the 33rd pick in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft after graduating from the University of Vermont. He was a member of their Stanley Cup-winning team in 1993 and was a member of the Philadelphia Flyers for 10 seasons. During the 1994-95 NHL season he was traded, along with fellow teammates Eric Desjardins and Gilbert Dionne for the Flyers Mark Recchi. He has played on the U.S. Olympic hockey team twice and has had three 50-goal seasons in the NHL, all consecutively.

While on the Flyers he was placed on the famed Legion of Doom line composed of himself, Mikael Renberg and Eric Lindros. In 1998, LeClair became the first American-born NHL player to record three consecutive 50-goal seasons and the second Flyer to do so, behind Tim Kerr. Following the 1997-98 NHL season, LeClair had two consecutive 40 goal seasons. LeClair was one of the most productive players in the history of the Flyers franchise scoring 382 career goals, and an additional 42 in the playoffs. Marks good enough for top 10 in the history of Flyers goal scorers.

On July 23, 2005, as a result of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and the salary cap that came along with it, the Flyers were forced to part ways with their long time Assistant Captain. His contract was bought out, as well as the one of fellow teammate Tony Amonte. Rumours had LeClair going to the Boston or perhaps Toronto. Instead, LeClair signed a two year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins on August 15, 2005. It is rumored that friend and former teammate Mark Recchi recruited LeClair to join him in Pittsburgh.

John is President of the John LeClair Foundation which awards grants to non-profit Vermont organizations that sponsor programs for children.

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