Joffrey Douglas Sheldon Lupul (born September 23, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). He plays forward and uses an Easton stick.
In the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Lupul became the first player in NHL playoff history to cap a three-goal game with an overtime score, as he tallied all the Ducks goals in a 4–3 win over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 of the Western Conference semi-finals. After the 2005–06 season, Lupul was traded to theEdmonton Oilers along with Ladislav Šmíd and draft picks for Chris Pronger on July 4, 2006.
During the 2007–08 season, his first with the Flyers, Lupul was diagnosed with a spinal cord contusion after a collision with teammate Derian Hatcher in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on January 6, 2008. Lupul made his return playing for the team on February 9, 2008 against the New York Rangers. On April 22, 2008, Lupul scored the series-winning goal in the first overtime of Game 7 in the first-round playoff series between the Flyers and the Washington Capitals. After helping the Flyers to the Eastern Conference finals, Lupul agreed to a four-year contract extension with Philadelphia on July 21, 2008.
On June 26, 2009, Lupul was traded by the Flyers to the Anaheim Ducks at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft along with Luca Sbisa and two first round picks for Chris Pronger, the second time in his short career he has been part of a trade involving the Ducks with Pronger going the other way. Injuries limited him to just 23 games during the 2009–10 season, and Lupul missed the final 59 games of that season and the first 28 games of the next season as the result of a blood infection after the back surgery.
On February 9, 2011, Lupul was traded by the Anaheim Ducks along with Jake Gardiner and a conditional 2013 draft pick to the Toronto Maple Leafs forFrançois Beauchemin, marking the third time Lupul has been involved in a trade with the Ducks organization. Playing on a line with Phil Kessel, he put together a strong first half of the season, resulting in his being invited to the 2012 National Hockey League All-Star Game as an alternate captain to Zdeno Chára. There, he scored two goals for Team Chara resulting in their 12-9 win over Team Alfredsson.
- 2001–02: CHL First All-Star Team
- 2001–02: WHL East First All-Star Team
- 2003–04: NHL YoungStars Game participant
- 2011–12: Selected to play in 2012 NHL All-Star Game (assistant captain).
- First player to score a playoff hat-trick in Anaheim franchise history
- First player to score four playoff goals in one game, including an overtime winner
- First player to score all four of his team’s goals in a playoff game.