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Guy Lafleur

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur

Profession: NHL Legend


Why Famous: First player in the NHL to score 50 goals and 100 points in six straight seasons. He played 17 seasons, most of which for the Montreal Canadiens, and won five Stanley Cups.

Born: September 20, 1951
Birthplace: Thurso, Quebec, Canada
Age: 69 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 1976-05-16 Stanley Cup Final, The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA: Guy Lafleur and Pete Mahovlich each have a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Philadelphia Flyers, 5-3 for a 4 games series sweep
  • 1980-04-02 Montreal right wing Guy Lafleur scores twice to become the first player in NHL history to record 6 straight 50-goal seasons, as the Canadiens beat the Red Wings, 7-2 at Detroit
  • 1983-12-20 Guy Lafleur, Montreal, became 10th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • 1984-11-26 After 518 goals & 14 years with Montreal Canadiens, Guy LaFleur retires
  • 1988-09-07 Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame

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