|Born:||November 16, 1955||Draft:||1974 Penguins, 8th overall|
|Known For:||Youngest to Score 50||Shoots:||Right|
Pierre Larouche was a professional hockey player, playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and the defunct Hartford Whalers. Pierre’s massive 1973-74, 251 point campaign in the QMJHL is still second only to legendary Mario Lemieux (282).
Larouche held some ‘youngest to score…’ records until a kid named Gretzky came around. He still holds the records for the most goals scored by a center for both the New York Rangers (48) and Montreal Canadiens (50), breaking the very long standing record held by Jean Beliveau. Larouche also has a pair of Stanley Cup rings that he earned with the dynastic late 70s Canadiens.
Accomplishments & Records
- He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 goals (21 years, 61 days) until he was surpassed by Wayne Gretzky (20 years, 40 days).
- He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 50 goals (20 years, 139 days) and 100 points (20 years, 129 days) in a season until he was passed by Wayne Gretzky in both categories.
- He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 200 points (21 years, 32 days) until he was surpassed by Wayne Gretzky (19 years, 347 days).
- He was the youngest player in NHL history to score 300 points (22 years, 133 days) until he was surpassed by Bryan Trottier (22 years, 102 days).
- Holds the Montreal Canadiens record for most goals in a season by a center with 50 goals in 1979-80
- Holds the New York Rangers record for most goals in a season by a center with 48 goals in 1983-84
- 1st player in NHL history to score 50 goals with 2 teams (PIT & MTL) as well as 45 goals with 3 teams (PIT, MTL & NYR).
- Held the QMJHL record for points in a season with 251 in 1973-74 until he was surpassed by Mario Lemieux with 282 points in 1983-84.
- Holds the QMJHL record for assists in a season with 157 in 1973-74