Worcester Sharks sign Claude Lemieux to an AHL Contract

Worcester Sharks sign Claude Lemieux to an AHL Contract
WORCESTER - Worcester Sharks General Manager Wayne Thomas announced today that the club has signed right wing Claude Lemieux to an American Hockey League contract.
“Claude called and inquired about resuming his hockey career and we have given him an opportunity to pursue it with Worcester,” said Thomas. “He is here to help this team win games.”
Lemieux will now need to pass through the 72-hour AHL waiver process, which would conclude on Fri., Nov. 28.
Lemieux, a 20-year NHL veteran with Montreal, New Jersey, Colorado, Phoenix and Dallas, is a four-time Stanley Cup Champion. He is one of only eight players in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup with three different teams (Montreal, New Jersey, Colorado).
“I would like to thank Wayne Thomas and the Worcester Sharks for the opportunity to show I can still play this game at a high level,” said Lemieux. “I look forward to meeting my new teammates and helping Worcester on the ice.”
The six-foot, 215-pound right wing has posted 785 points (379 goals, 406 assists) and 1756 penalty minutes in 1197 NHL games. In 233 Stanley Cup playoff games, he added 158 points (80 goals, 78 assists) and 529 penalty minutes. His 80 Stanley Cup playoff goals rank him ninth all-time in NHL history.
Claude will wear #32 with the Worcester Sharks.
The Sharks continue their four game road trip in search of their 5th straight win when they travel to Portland for a Wednesday evening game (7:00 p.m.)  Worcester will then play at Providence for a Friday night tilt at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center at 7:05 p.m.  The Sharks return home to play Bridgeport on Saturday (7:05 p.m.) and Lowell on Sunday (4:05 p.m.).
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All games can be heard live on 580AM and 94.9FM WTAG, as well as online through AHL Live, by following the link on the Sharks website at www.sharksahl.com.
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