The offensive leader of the Montreal Canadians, Guy Lafleur was the dominant Right Wing in the NHL for the last half of the 1970’s. Not only did “The Flower” win five Stanley Cups, but he won the Art Ross Trophy three years in a row, twice capturing the Hart Trophy. From 1975 to 1980, Lafleur was named to the First Team All Star team at Right Wing; which is quite the impressive run don’t you think?
Although Lafleur slowed sown in the 80’s, he was still relatively productive until a very methodical start in the 1984 season. Feeling that he was no longer the player he once was, he hung up the skates at the age of 33 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Coincidently, that was when of the all-time greats decided he wasn’t quite done yet.
Guy Lafleur signed with the New York Rangers and posted a respectable season before joining Montreal’s rival, the Quebec Nordiques for two more campaigns to finish out his career. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin:
Thurso, Quebec, Canada Elected In:
Right Wing Played for:
New York Rangers
Team Canada (1976 & 1981 Canada Cup) Major Accolades and Awards:
Hart Trophy (2) (1977 & 1978)
Ted Lindsay Award (3) (1976, 1977 & 1978)
Art Ross Trophy (1976, 1977 & 1978)
Conn Smythe Trophy (1) (1977)
First Team All Star (6) (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 & 1980)
All Star Games (6) (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980 & 1991)
Most Goals (1) (1978)
Most Assists (1) (1977)
Most Points (3) (1976, 1977 & 1978)
Stanley Cup Rings (5) (Montreal Canadians 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978 & 1979)
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