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Guy Lafleur

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Guy Lafleur
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1988
Lafleur in 2010
Born (1951-09-20)September 20, 1951
Thurso, Quebec, Canada
Died April 22, 2022(2022-04-22) (aged 70)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Montreal Canadiens
New York Rangers
Quebec Nordiques
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1971
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1971–1985

Guy Damien Lafleur OC, CQ (September 20, 1951 – April 22, 2022) was a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger. Lafleur became the first player in the National Hockey League to score 50 goals and 100 points in six straight seasons. Lafleur spent 17 seasons in the NHL, playing for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques. During his time in the NHL, he won five Stanley Cups. He went by the nicknames "The Flower" and "The Demon Blond".

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.[1]

Lafleur died on April 22, 2022 in Montreal, Canada from lung cancer, aged 70.[2]

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  1. "Guy Lafleur biography". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
  2. Canadiens icon Guy Lafleur, one of hockey's flashiest players, dead at 70

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