Athletics Hall of Fame

Denis "Denny" Lemieux

SPORT(S) Men's Hockey
PLAYED AT BSU 1968-72
YEAR INDUCTED 2019

A four-year letter winner, Dennis Lemieux played in 91 games for the Bemidji State men’s hockey team from 1968-71. The centerman posted 129 points on 59 goals and 70 assists for an average of 1.47 points per game and remains 22nd on BSU’s all-time scoring list. In 1970-71, he led the team in scoring (52 points) and goals scored (32) and remains tied for 10th on BSU’s single-season goal-scoring list. Lemieux is one of just two players in Beaver Hockey history to register six goals in a single game. He accomplished the feat in an 11-1 victory over Wisconsin-Superior Feb. 13, 1971. Following the 1970-71 season, he was selected as the ICHA Most Valuable Player and was voted as a team captain in 1971-72. Lemieux earned All-America honors at the conclusion of the 1971 season and is one of BSU Hockey’s 50 Legends for 50 Years. As a Beaver, he was a member of three ICHA championship teams (1969, 1970 and 1971) and three NAIA National Championship teams (1969, 1970 and 1971).

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