Hockey icon, Guy Lafleur passes away at age 70


(via Montreal Canadiens)

 

Hockey Hall of Famer and 5x Stanley Cup Champion, Guy Lafleur, passed away this morning. He was 70 years old.

Lafleur enjoyed a long and prosperous career, spanning 20 seasons and playing for the likes of the Montreal Canadiens (whom he is most closely associated with) the New York Rangers, and Quebec Nordiques.

Lafleur was drafted first overall by Montreal in the 1971 NHL Draft, he would go on to become a 6x NHL All-Star, 3x Art Ross Trophy winner, 2x Hart Memorial Trophy winner as league MVP, 3x Ted Lindsay Award winner (formally known as the Lester B. Pearson Award) 1x Conn Smythe Trophy winner, and last but certainly not least, a 5x Stanley Cup Champion. Lafleur would then be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, class of 1988.

The hockey world mourns the loss of an icon.



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