Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur dies at 70

Montreal Canadiens icon Guy Lafleur has died at age 70, his sister said on Facebook. Dear friend, you know what Guy Lafleur has died at age 70. The Guy I love you, you are done suffering. We are also miss you greatly. The statement read in French. Lafleur, a hockey legend, captured five Stanley Cup titles and still holds the Canadiens records for points, assist and game-winning goals.

His Biography also here. He was born in Thurso, Que., on Sept. 20, 1951. A right winger with dynamic skating, powerful and precise shooting, Lafleur played 17 seasons in the NHL with three different organizations between 1971 and 1991.

He was the first player Canadiens’ history to score 100 points in a season, and during his time in Montreal, he became the first player in NHL history to have six consecutive campaigns with at least 50 goals and 100 points.

Hockey Accomplishments

” Recorded 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) in 21 games with Team Canada

“Played for Team Canada at the 1981 IIHF World Championship (fourth place)

” Played for Team Canada at the 1981 Canada Cup (second place)

” Won the 1976 Canada Cup with Team Canada

” Recorded 1,353 points (560 goals, 793 assists) in 1,126 NHL games

” Won the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979

” Won the Hart Memorial Trophy (1976-77, 1977-78)

” Won the Lester B. Pearson Award (1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78)

” Won the Conn Smythe Trophy (1977)

” Won the Art Ross Trophy (1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78)

” Named to the NHL First All-Star Team (1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1979-80)

” All-time leading scorer in Montreal Canadiens history (1,246 points)

” Second player (after Howe) to play in the NHL after being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

” Won the Memorial Cup with the Quebec Remparts in 1971 (captain)

” Won the QMJHL championship with the Quebec Remparts in 1970 and 1971 (captain both years)

” Led the QMJHL in scoring in 1970-71 (130 goals, 79 assists, 209 points)

” Named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team in 1969-70 and 1970-71

Additional Background

” Born on September 20, 1951 in Thurso, Que.

” He and his wife, Lise, have two children, Mark and Martin

” Named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in 2017

” Named a Knight of the Order of Quebec in 2005

” Inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1996

” Inducted into the Panthéon des sports du Québec in 1993
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988

” Had his No. 10 retired by the Montreal Canadiens in 1985

” Invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1980

” Won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s top athlete in 1977

” Won the Lionel Conacher Award as Canada’s top male athlete in 1977

” No. 11 on The Hockey News’ list of 100 Greatest Hockey Players

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