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LeClair Joins Flyers as Special Advisor To Hockey Operations



John LeClair
John LeClair

Legion of Doom left wing John LeClair is joining the Flyers’ front office as Special Advisor of Hockey Operations, according to general manager Daniel Briere.

LeClair will work with Patrick Sharp, who was named to the same position yesterday. They will be involved in all aspects of the club’s hockey operations and especially the development of the team’s prospects.

“I’m extremely excited and honored to be named a Special Advisor to Hockey Operations,” LeClair said in a statement released by the team. “I’m most looking forward to being a part of this group and ensuring our number one priority is to bring the Stanley Cup to Philadelphia.”

LeClair, 53, played for the Flyers from the 1994-95 season until 2003-04. He played 649 games in his 10 years in Philadelphia. He scored 333 goals and 310 assists and was a plus-197. He was joined on the Legion of Doom line with Eric Lindros and Mikael Renberg.

LeClair played 16 seasons in the NHL and won a Stanley Cup in Montreal in 1993. He scored 406 goals and 413 assists in 967 games.

“Adding in John LeClair to work in conjunction with Patrick Sharp and the rest of our hockey operations group will be a powerful combination with their vast hockey knowledge and a ‘team-first’ mentality,” president of hockey operations Keith Jones said in a statement.

“John has been around the NHL and the game for a long time and knows what it takes to bring the core ethics of our foundation to the Philadelphia Flyers.”

LeClair has been inducted into several halls of fame, including the University of Vermont Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001, the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009, the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Flyers Hall of Fame in 2014.

“We have another great addition to our hockey operations team in John LeClair,” Briere said. “John’s hockey resume speaks for itself. His passion for the city of Philadelphia along with his strong leadership skills will be a key component to building our team back into its winning ways.”

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