Joel L'Esperance



  • DOB: 8/18/1995
  • Ht: 6-2
  • Wt: 208
  • Shoots: R
  • Years on Team: 2
  • School: Michigan Tech (NCAA)
  • Hometown: Brighton, MI
  • Drafted: n/a

AHL Debut: March 28, 2018 at Grand Rapids Grifins (3-2 SOL)
First Career AHL Point: April 7, 2018 vs. Rockford IceHogs (Goal, 4-3 W)
NHL Debut:  February 16, 2019 at Carolina Hurricanes (3-0 L)

Career Notes:
Signed a two-year, entry-level agreement with the NHL's Dallas Stars on July 1, 2018.
Ranked second among all AHL rookies and tied for eighth among all skaters with 30 goals and 13 power play goals.
Became the fourth player and second rookie in Texas history to score 30 goals.
Scored his first NHL goal on March 14, 2019 at Minnesota as part of a 4-1 win.
Tallied his first career goal on April 7, 2018 against Rockford, which held up as the game-winner to send Texas to the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs.
Recorded his first career playoff goal on May 11, 2018 against Tucson in overtime, sending Texas to the Western Conference Finals in a 3-2, Game 5 win.
Tallied 98 points (46-152=98) in 152 games over a four-year career with Michigan Tech University (NCAA) from 2014-2018.

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Player Stats

Regular Season
2019-20 Regular SeasonTEX58251540-639110194400.69
2018-19 Regular SeasonTEX54301545-523130158500.83
2017-18 Regular SeasonTEX9112-200016100.22
2018 Calder Cup PlayoffsTEX22134-440033100.18