Ontario Hockey League Grad In Playoff Battle In The Netherlands

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Ontario Hockey League grad Marc Lefebvre began the 2010-11 season with the Zoetermeer Panthers in the Eredivisie, the elite hockey league of the Netherlands. The team went bankrupt after 12 games and Lefebvre was shifted to Eaters Geleen in the now eight team league.

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Marc Lefebvre with the Elmira Jackals during the 2006-07 season.

Lefebvre played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1999-00 to 2001-02. He played his first two seasons with the Ottawa 67’s and his final season was played in a Sarnia Sting jersey.

Undrafted by an NHL club, Marc made his way to Europe for the first time in the 2003-04 season, playing for the Sheffield Steelers of Great Britain’s EIHL. The team was regular season and playoff champion that season. Lefebvre played two seasons with Sheffield, one with the Coventry Blaze in 2005-06 and a season with the Edinburgh Capitals this past season.

Lefebvre played a season in France’s Ligue Magnus in 2007-08 with Epinal. His year in France was flanked by a season in the UHL with the Elmira Jackals and a season in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) with the Twin Cities Cyclones.

With the ill-fated Zoetermeer Panthers, Marc wore the ‘A’ on his jersey and was clipping along at nearly a point per game pace. He continued to produce points with Eaters Geleen (sometimes called the Smoke Eaters) and the team finished sixth in the regular season. Geleen is currently battling it out in the Eredivisie semi-finals.

Teammate on Eaters Geleen and Ontario Hockey League grad, Brad Smulders, was previously featured at OHL Alumni Central.

Check out Marc Lefebvre’s profile page at the Eaters Geleen Official Website.

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