A member of five Stanley Cup Championship teams, Guy Lafleur played 17 productive seasons in the NHL, all while wearing the jersey number 10. (I hope my Canadian readers will forgive me for the use of "jersey" instead of "sweater" in these posts!)
Lafleur began his NHL career with the Canadiens at the age of 20 during the 1971-72 season. He would score an impressive 64 points that rookie season (29 goals and 35 assists). Lafleur would continue to produce for "Les Habs", with a streak of 6 consecutive 100 point or more seasons, between the 1974-75 season and the 1979-80 season. He was the league leader in points for three of those seasons (1975-76 through 1977-78).
Lafleur was a Montreal Canadien. He went into the Hall of Fame as a Canadien. Although he did return subsequently to play one season for the Rangers (and the fans adored him), and two for the Quebec
Avalanche Nordiques. He contributed for these two teams in his comeback, but to hockey fans, he'll always be a Montreal Canadien. And by the way.....he wore number 10 while with the Rangers and Nordiques as well.
Some of Guy's career totals:
- 1,353 career points
- 560 goals
- 3-time Art Ross Trophy winner (1976, 1977 and 1978)
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