May 11, 1962 |
Trail, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
Timothy Norman Lenardon (born May 11, 1962 in Trail, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey centre who played briefly in the National Hockey League between 1986 and 1990. He currently serves on the scouting staff of the Vancouver Canucks.
Lenardon played his junior hockey for the Trail Smoke Eaters and played Canadian college hockey at the University of Brandon. Never drafted, he signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils after leaving school in 1986. Assigned to the AHL, he proved to be a quality scorer at that level, recording 63 points in 61 games in the 1986–87 campaign, and earned a 7-game NHL callup to New Jersey, where he recorded a goal and an assist.
Despite putting up impressive numbers in the minors, Lenardon never received another NHL shot in two more seasons in the Devils' system, and was dealt to the Vancouver Canucks for Claude Vilgrain at the trade deadline in 1989. Lenardon would get his second NHL stint in the 1989–90 season, appearing in 8 games for the Canucks and scoring a goal.
After being released by Vancouver, Lenardon spent a season playing in Italy before signing with the Minnesota North Stars in 1991. He spent two more seasons playing in the minors in Minnesota's system before retiring in 1993. In 15 career NHL games, he recorded 2 goals and an assist for 3 points.
Lenardon currently serves as an amateur scout for the Vancouver Canucks.