09/28/1997 15:05 EST
Avalanche Acquire Francois Leroux
DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Avalanche acquired defenseman Francois Leroux from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday in exchange a third round selection in the 1998 entry draft.
Leroux was the first-round selection of the Edmonton Oilers and the 19th pick overall in the 1988 entry draft. Last season, the 6-foot-6, 236 pound defenseman played in 59 games with the Penguins.