11 Joel L'Esperance
11 Joel L'Esperance
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Brighton, Mich.
Position: F
Team: Sioux City (USHL)
gp 44
p 27
g 12
a 15
pim 45
+/- +7

Junior Season (2016-17): Received the Gary Crosby Memorial Award as the team's leading scorer … Appeared in 44-of-45 games … Had 27 points on 11 goals and 16 assists, finishing tied for 13th overall in the WCHA … Recorded 12 points in the last 11 games and went on a seven-game point streak from November 4-25 (5G, 3A) … Scored the game-winning goal at Michigan State (Nov. 5) and had an assist on the game-winning goal vs. Northern Michigan (Oct. 28), at Bowling Green (Dec. 10), and vs. Minnesota State (Mar. 12) in the WCHA Semifinals … Had three multiple point games … Scored twice vs. Lake Superior State (Nov. 12) … Had two goals and an assist in the WCHA series clinching game against LSSU (Mar. 4) …Recorded a pair of assists in Game 1 of the playoff series vs. LSSU (Mar. 3) … Scored Tech’s first goal in the WCHA Championship Game vs. BGSU (Mar. 18).

Sophomore Season (2015-16): Skated in 35 games … Tied for third on the team with 26 points … Second on the team with 16 goals … Fourth on the team with a +16 rating … Scored four power play goals and four game-winning goals … Scored two goals at Lake Superior State (Dec. 12), vs. Alaska (Feb. 26), and vs. UAF (March 11) … Scored a goal and added three assists at Bemidji State (Feb. 20) … Had a goal and an assist at Bowling Green (Jan. 29), at Michigan State (Nov. 21), and vs. Northern Michigan (Oct. 24) … Attended the Anaheim Ducks Development Camp at the end of June.

Freshman Season (2014-15): Finished second among Michigan Tech freshmen in goals (7) and points (17) in 29 games … Collected his first career goal – the eventual game-winner – Dec. 29 in a 4-2 win against Ferris State at the Great Lakes Invitational … Notched four multi-point games, including three-point efforts on three occasions.

Prior to Michigan Tech: Spent the first half of 2013-14 with the Tri-City Storm (USHL), compiling 21-13=34 in 35 games before joining the USHL's Sioux City Musketeers … Had 6-8=14 in 25 games in Sioux City in the regular season … Helped Sioux City advance to the USHL Western Conference Finals … Posted 10-9=19 in 49 games for Tri-City during the 2012-13 season.

Personal: Shoots right … Son of Ron and Julie L'Esperance of Brighton, Michigan … Born Joel David L'Esperance in Brighton, Michigan, on August 18, 1995 … Has nine siblings—seven sisters and two brothers … Older brother, Alan, lettered in hockey at Michigan Tech in 2010-11 … Older sister, Carla, played basketball at Northern Michigan … Enjoys golfing and fishing … Majoring in management information systems.

Recent Games
Mar 3 at Bemidji State W, 5-4
Mar 9 at Minnesota State L, 2-1
Mar 10 at Minnesota State W, 4-2
Mar 11 at Minnesota State W, 2-1
Mar 17 at Northern Michigan W, 2-0
Mar 23 vs. Notre Dame L, 4-3
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 44 28
Points 27 13
Goals 12 4
Assists 15 9
PIM 45 37
+/- +7 +5
Power-play goals 4 2
Short-handed goals 0 0
Empty net goals 1 0
Games started 4 1
Game-winning goals 2 1
Game-tying goals 0 0
Hat tricks 0 0
Shots 143 84
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg s
Oct 1 at Wisconsin L, 3-2 1 1 0 1 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 6
Oct 6 vs. Union W, 6-3 - 2 0 2 0 +0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Oct 7 at Minnesota Duluth W, 4-3 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Oct 13 at Lake Superior State W, 4-3 - 0 1 1 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Oct 14 at Lake Superior State T, 2-2 - 1 0 1 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Oct 20 Alabama Huntsville W, 5-4 - 1 1 2 2 +0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Oct 21 Alabama Huntsville L, 4-2 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 27 at Minnesota State L, 3-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Oct 28 at Minnesota State L, 5-3 - 1 0 1 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Nov 3 Bowling Green L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 4 Bowling Green T, 2-2 - 0 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 10 Northern Michigan W, 4-1 - 0 0 0 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Nov 11 at Northern Michigan L, 4-0 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17 at Alaska Anchorage T, 1-1 - 0 0 0 15 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18 at Alaska Anchorage T, 3-3 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Nov 24 at Alaska W, 5-4 - 0 1 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Nov 25 at Alaska W, 5-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dec 8 Ferris State L, 4-3 - 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Dec 9 Ferris State W, 5-1 - 0 0 0 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Dec 15 Lake Superior State W, 3-0 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Dec 16 Lake Superior State T, 3-3 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 1 vs. Michigan State W, 5-2 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 2 vs. Bowling Green L, 4-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Jan 5 vs. Boston College W, 4-3 - 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Jan 6 vs. Arizona State L, 3-2 - 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Jan 19 Alaska W, 5-2 - 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Jan 20 Alaska W, 4-3 - 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 0 1 0 2
Jan 26 at Ferris State L, 4-3 - 0 1 1 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Jan 27 at Ferris State L, 3-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 2 at Bowling Green L, 7-2 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Feb 3 at Bowling Green W, 4-0 - 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 3
Feb 9 Bemidji State L, 4-2 - 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Feb 10 Bemidji State W, 5-1 - 0 2 2 2 +1 0 0 0 0 0 5
Feb 16 Arizona State L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Feb 17 Arizona State W, 5-3 1 1 1 2 0 +0 1 0 0 0 0 6
Feb 23 at Northern Michigan L, 2-1 - 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 24 Northern Michigan W, 3-2 1 0 0 0 2 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 2 at Bemidji State W, 5-3 - 0 2 2 0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 6
Mar 3 at Bemidji State W, 5-4 - 1 2 3 2 +2 0 0 0 0 0 4
Mar 9 at Minnesota State L, 2-1 - 1 0 1 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 10 at Minnesota State W, 4-2 - 0 1 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Mar 11 at Minnesota State W, 2-1 - 0 0 0 4 +1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Mar 17 at Northern Michigan W, 2-0 - 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 1 0 0 5
Mar 23 vs. Notre Dame L, 4-3 - 1 0 1 0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 6
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
2014-15 29 7 10 17 18 +10 2 0 1 1 0 0 66
2015-16 35 16 10 26 18 +16 4 0 1 4 0 0 95
2016-17 44 11 17 28 53 +5 5 0 0 1 0 0 126
2017-18 44 12 15 27 45 +7 4 0 1 2 0 0 143
Total 152 46 52 98 134 +38 15 0 3 8 0 0 430
  gp g a pts pim +/- ppg shg eng gwg gtg hat s
Total 44 12 15 27 45 +7 4 0 1 2 0 0 143
Conference 28 4 9 13 37 +5 2 0 0 1 0 0 84
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - - - - - - -
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Home 16 3 5 8 12 -1 2 0 0 1 0 0 58
Away 22 6 10 16 31 +10 2 0 1 0 0 0 66
Neutral 6 3 0 3 2 -2 0 0 0 1 0 0 19
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Wins 22 7 13 20 22 +12 2 0 1 2 0 0 74
Losses 17 4 2 6 6 -6 1 0 0 0 0 0 56
Ties 5 1 0 1 17 +1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13
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October 9 6 2 8 6 +1 3 0 0 1 0 0 30
November 8 0 1 1 19 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
December 4 0 0 0 4 +0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
January 8 1 1 2 6 -4 0 0 0 1 0 0 24
February 8 1 6 7 4 +0 1 0 0 0 0 0 28
March 7 4 5 9 6 +8 0 0 1 0 0 0 29