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Guy Lafleur

Born:September 20, 1951Draft:1971 Canadiens, 1st Round, #1 Overall
Hometown:Thurso, QC, CANPosition:Right Wing
Known for:“The Flower”Shoots:Right
National Team:Canada

Guy Damien Lafleur (born September 20, 1951), nicknamed “The Flower” and “Le Démon Blond“, is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He was the first player in National Hockey League (NHL) history to score 50 goals in six consecutive seasons as well as 50 goals and 100 points in six consecutive seasons. Between 1971 and 1991, Lafleur played right wing for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques in an NHL career spanning 17 seasons, and five Stanley Cup championships in 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979 (all with the Canadiens). In 2017 Lafleur was named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history.

Guy Lafleur #10 of the Montreal Canadiens
Guy Lafleur of the Montreal Canadiens 1976 (Photo by Denis Brodeur/NHLI via Getty Images)

Guy Lafleur Stats

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Awards

  • Won the Hart Trophy in 1977 and 1978 (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Won the Lester B Pearson Award in 1976 and 1977 (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Won the Art Ross Trophy in 1976 and 1977 (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1977 (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Won the Stanley Cup five times (all with the Montreal Canadiens)
  • Won the Rocket Richard Trophy in 1978 (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Won the Ted Lindsay Award in 1978 (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 6x All-Star (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989
  • Lafleur’s jersey (#10) was retired by the Montreal Canadiens in 1985

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