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Pat LaFontaine

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine

Profession: NHL Star

United States of America

Biography: Spent his entire career playing for the league's New York State-based teams (New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Rangers).

He retired in 1998 because of concussion problems, finishing with 468 goals and 1,013 points, and is considered one of the best American-born players in NHL history.

Born: February 22, 1965
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Age: 57 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces

Historical Events

  • 1984-05-19 Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game
  • 1990-01-11 NHL New York Islander Pat Lafontaine sets team record of scoring goals in 11 straight games
  • 1999-10-12 Pat LaFontaine formally retires from the NHL due to lingering concussion problems
  • 2003-11-03 Grant Fuhr, Pat LaFontaine, Red Wings owner Mike Illitch and Ottawa 67’s coach Brian Kilreais are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame

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