John LeClair, who played 10 seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers and was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009, will serve as a head coach for the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game for the first time.
The first American-born player to record three consecutive 50-goal seasons in the NHL (1995-98), LeClair skated for three teams over 16 NHL seasons, including the Montreal Canadiens (1990-95), Philadelphia Flyers (1999-2004) and Pittsburgh Penguins (2005-07). A member of the 1993 Stanley Cup champion Montreal Canadiens, LeClair registered 406 goals and 413 assists for 819 points in 967 career NHL games. Among American-born players, his 406 goals rank eighth all-time while his 819 points sit at 14th.
Internationally, LeClair represented the United States on five different occasions, including two International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championships (1988, 1989), one World Cup of Hockey (1996), and two Olympic Winter Games (1998, 2002). At the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, LeClair finished second in the tournament with 10 points (6-4) in seven games to help the U.S. claim the inaugural event. A silver medalist with the U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, LeClair completed his international career with 34 career points (22-12) in 31 games.
The St. Albans, Vermont native starred with the University of Vermont from 1987-1991 and finished his collegiate career with 116 points (56-60) in 92 games. As a senior in 1990-91, LeClair earned All-ECAC honors. He was inducted into the UVM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001, Vermont Principals Association Hall of Fame in 2004 and Vermont Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.
LeClair and his wife Christian have two sons, Calvin and Jagger, and a daughter, MacKenzie.