With a father that is a four-time Stanley Cup winner, Barrie Colts left wing Brendan Lemieux certainly has a tough act to follow as he pursues his NHL dream. Lemieux's first step towards filling those big skates comes at the end of June when his name is likely to be called at the 2014 NHL Draft.
Brendan is the son of the agitating but talented Claude Lemieux, who carved out a successful 20-year NHL career with six different teams. The elder Lemieux was a reasonably effective forward during the regular season, but seemed to elevate his game in the postseason, to the point where he was once named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the Most Valuable Player of the NHL playoffs.
The younger Lemieux is just about to embark on his own NHL career, but is likely to spend more time in the near future competing in the OHL for the Colts. In the 2013-14 season, Lemieux netted 27 goals and added 26 assists for 53 points, but his 145 minutes in penalties provides a hint that Brendan may well be a chip off of the old block.
Lemieux spoke with the media at the 2014 NHL Combine following his testing session, with some of that conversation being captured in this HF video.
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