Lesuk, BillDate of Birth: 1946-11-01
They called him "The Tractor." Bill Lesuk, a junior with Weyburn Red Wings, later played 388 games in the NHL with Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Washington and 318 in the WHA, all with the Winnipeg Jets. He scored 99 goals, but his real value was as a defensive forward with the Avco Cup teams of 1976, 1978 and 1979.
Those Jet teams had lots of offense, but they needed a shut-down winger like Lesuk. After retiring, Lesuk was a scout for Boston (where he had been on a Stanley Cup team in 1970), Chicago and Winnipeg-Phoenix. He continues to live in the Winnipeg area.