Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter XLI: 330-326

Chapter 41 has career reviews of former Flames right wingers Greg Paslawski and Jocelyn Lemieux, left winger Paul Fenton, center Markus Granlund, and defenseman Staffan Kronwall.

330. Jocelyn Lemieux

Lemieux, a right winger born on November 18th, 1967, was a 5'11", 220 lb. first round draft pick. The Mont-Laurier, Quebec native was selected 10th overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues.

For two seasons before getting drafted, Lemieux skated in the QMJHL, with the Laval Voisins/Titan (139 games, 70 goals, 87 assists). After his selection, he joined St. Louis, with whom he played for parts of the next two seasons (76 games, 11 goals, eight assists, 136 PiM). In 1988-89, Lemieux played in the AHL with the Sherbrooke Canadiens (73 games, 25 goals, 28 assists, 134 PiM).

After his time in the AHL, Lemieux played with the Montreal Canadiens (35 games, four goals, three assists, 61 PiM), the Chicago Blackhawks (331 games, 44 goals, 57 assists, 420 PiM), the Hartford Whalers (86 games, 13 goals, eight assists, 82 PiM), and the New Jersey Devils (18 games, zero goals, one assist, four PiM). On February 26th, 1996, the Devils traded him to the Flames with Tommy Albelin and Cale Hulse for Phil Housley and Dan Kezcmer.

Lemieux finished out the 1995-96 season with Calgary. On March 7th, he scored a goal and an assist in a 4-2 in over the Blues. On April 8th, he scored two goals as the Flames defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 3-2. It was the first game for him in a three-game, five-point scoring streak, which ended with a one goal, one assist performance in a 6-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks. He totaled four goals on 27 shots, appearing in a total of 20 games. He also tabbed four assists, earned a minus-1 rating, and collected 10 penalty minutes.

After his time in Calgary, Lemieux played with the Phoenix Coyotes (32 games, four goals, three assists, 27 PiM), the Long Beach Ice Dogs (55 games, 11 goals, 19 assists, 94 PiM), and the Springfield Falcons (Six games, three goals, one assist). After retirement, he joined the broadcast team at RDS.

All-Time Statline: 20 games, four goals, four assists, minus-1 rating, 10 penalty minutes, 0.48 point shares.

329. Paul Fenton

Fenton was a 5'11", 180 lb. left winger from Springfield, Massachusetts. Born on December 22nd, 1959, he averaged over a point per season while attending Boston University, scoring 36 goals and 38 assists in 63 games.

Fenton joined the Flames via a trade with the Washington Capitals for Ken Sabourin on January 24th, 1991. Before his time in Calgary, he played with the Peoria Prancers (82 games, 60 goals 51 assists), the Binghampton Whalers (197 games, 120 goals, 80 assists), the Hartford Whalers (34 games, seven goals, five assists), the New Haven Nighthawks (75 games, 48 goals, 43 assists), the New York Rangers (eight games), the Los Angeles Kings (92 games, 22 goals, 26 assists), the Winnipeg Jets (156 games, 50 goals, 31 assists), and the Toronto Maple Leafs (30 games, five goals, 10 assists).

On February 17th, 1991, Fenton scored two goals as the Flames defeated the St. Louis Blues, 7-4. He would earn assists in each of the next three games for a four game point streak, and added another two point game on March 31st. He scored a goal and assisted on another in a 5-3 win agains the Kings. He scored five goals on 59 shots, tabbed seven assists, a plus-2 rating and 10 penalty minutes. After the season, the Flames traded him to the Whalers during the 1991 offseason.

Fenton played in 60 games with the San Jose Sharks in 1991-92, scoring 11 goals and four assists with a minus-39 rating and 33 penalty minutes. He is currently an assistant General Manager with the Nashville Predators.

All-Time Statline: 31 games, five goals, seven assists, plus-2 rating, 10 penalty minutes, 0.48 point shares.

328. Greg Paslawski

Paslawski, a 5'11", 190 lb. right winger from Kindersley, Saskatchewan, was born on August 25th, 1961. He played two seasons in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League with the Prince Albert Raiders (117 games, 72 goals, 92 assists, 248 PiM).

Paslawski, sometimes known as "Mud," turned professional prior to the 1981-82 season, and played 118 games over the next two seasons with the AHL's Nova Scotia Voyageurs, where he lit the lamp 61 times and dished out 53 helpers. He joined the NHL the following season, where he played for the next 11 seasons. He appeared with the St. Louis Blues (330 games, 109 goals, 99 assists), the Montreal Canadiens (26 games, one goal, four assists), the Winnipeg Jets (114 games, 27 goals, 40 assists), the Buffalo Sabres (12 games, two goals, one assist), the Quebec Nordiques (80 games, 28 goals, 17 assists), and the Philadelphia Flyers (60 games, 14 goals, 19 assists).

On March 18th, 1993, the Flyers traded Paslawski to the Flames for a ninth round pick (EJ Bradley). In 13 regular season games to close out the season, Paslawski scored four goals on 19 shots, with five assists, a plus-3 rating and zero penalty minutes. Six of his points were scored in the last four games of the season, including a one-goal, one-assist performance on April 9th in an 8-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks. On April 15th, he tallied a marker and dished out two assists as the Flames downed the San Jose Sharks, 7-3. He would add three goals in six playoff appearances, inducing the game winner on April 23rd in a 5-2 win as the Flames were eliminated by the Los Angeles Kings.

In 1993-94, Paslawski appeared in 15 games, scoring twice on 13 shots. He racked up a minus-4 rating and was guilty of one minor penalty while with the team. On November 6th, he scored the game winner in a 4-3 Flames triumph over Montreal. He would play most of the next three seasons with the Peoria Rivermen in the IHL (158 games, 58 goals, 86 assists).

All-Time Statline: 28 games, six goals, five assists, minus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, 0.49 point shares.

327. Markus Granlund

Granlund, a Oulu, Finland native, is a 5'11", 185 lb. center born on April 16th, 1993. The Flames selected him in the second round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, with the 45th overall pick. He would appear in 99 games it total for HIFK Helsinki ending after the 2012-13 season, where he totaled 25 goals and 39 assists.

In 2013-14, Granlund ranked second on the Abbotsford Heat with 25 goals scored. Adding his 21 assists gives him 46 points on the season, which ranked third on the club in only 52 games. The Flames called him up for his first major league appearance on February 27th. He would score his first point soon afterward, an assist in a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild on March 3rd. He would score goals in each of his next two games, making his mark on the scoresheet on a total of only nine shots. He played 12 minutes a night and earned a plus-2 rating overall.

Granlund is signed to a two-way contract with the Flames through the conclusion of the 2015-16 season.

All-Time Statline: Seven games, two goals, one assist, plus-2 rating, zero penalty minutes, 0.51 point shares.

326. Staffan Kronwall

Kronwall was a ninth round selection of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 285th overall. He is a native of Jarfalla, Sweden. The 6'5", 225 lb. defenseman was born on September 10th, 1982. In three seasons with Djurgardens, he totaled six goals and 15 assists in 127 contests.

In 2005-06, Kronwall would join the North American game, and play with the AHL's Toronto Marlies (131 games, 14 goals, 49 assists), the Maple Leafs (52 games, zero goals, one assist), the Washington Capitals (three games), and the Hershey Bears (17 games, two goals, seven assists). He added three goals and nine assists in 21 playoff contests in 2008-09 for the Bears.

The 2009 offseason would see Kronwall sign on with the Flames as a free agent. He played 44 games with the Abbotsford Heat, scoring five goals with 23 assists. He played parts of October and December with Calgary. On October 6th, he scored a goal and assisted on another as the Flames defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 4-3. He played just under 10 minutes per appearance, and totaled six shots on goal over 11 games, with a goal scored, two assists, a minus-1 rating and one minor penalty served.

Kronwall rejoined Djurgardens for the 2010-11 season (45 games, seven goals, 13 assists). He also played with Cherepovets Severstal (52 games, four goals, 13 assists) and Yaroslavl Lokomotiv (97 games, 11 goals, 30 assists).

All-Time Statline: 11 games, one goal, two assists, minus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, 0.51 point shares.

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