Joel L'Esperance



  • DOB: 8/18/1995
  • Ht: 6-2
  • Wt: 215
  • Shoots: R
  • Years on Team: 3
  • School: Michigan Tech (NCAA)
  • Hometown: Brighton, MI
  • Drafted: n/a

AHL Debut: March 28, 2018 at Grand Rapids Grifins (3-2 SOL)

NHL Debut:  February 16, 2019 at Carolina Hurricanes (3-0 L)

Contract: Signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the NHL's Dallas Stars on Oct. 11, 2020.

Junior / College Teams: Sioux City Musketeers, Tri-City Storm (USHL) / Michigan Tech University (NCAA)

Tied for the Stars' team lead with 25 goals and ranked second on the team with 40 points in 2019-20. Tied for sixth in the AHL with 11 power play goals.

Ranked second among all AHL rookies and tied for eighth among all skaters with 30 goals and 13 power play goals in the 2018-19 season.

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.

First professional goal held up as the game-winner against Rockford 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.

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Player Stats

Regular Season
2021-22 Regular SeasonTEX219615-3125062000.71
2019-20 Regular SeasonTEX58251540-639110194400.69
2018-19 Regular SeasonTEX54301545-523130158500.83
2017-18 Regular SeasonTEX9112-200016100.22
2018 Calder Cup PlayoffsTEX22134-440033100.18