Montreal Canadiens legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur died at age 70. Here is a quick look at the iconic scoring star who led the Canadiens to five Stanley Cup titles:
Nicknames: The Flower, Le Démon Blond
Drafted: First overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1971
Stanley Cups won: 5 (1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
Scoring titles won: 3 (1976, 1977, 1978)
Hart Trophy awards: 2 (1977, 1978)
Career totals: 560 goals and 793 assists for 1,353 points over 1,126 regular-season games in 17 seasons with Montreal, the New York Rangers and the Quebec Nordiques.
Hall of Fame induction: 1988
Franchise records: Lafleur scored 518 goals and added 728 assists for 1,246 points while with the Canadiens, setting franchise records for career points and assists that still stand. He also has the franchise record for points in a season with 136 (56 goals, 80 assists), set in the 1976-77 season.
Iconic Look: Lafleur was instantly recognizable by his now famous No. 10 jersey, and his long hair that would flow behind him as he streaked down the ice.
Junior star: Before joining the Canadiens, Lafleur was a star with the Quebec Junior Aces and Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, twice eclipsing the 100-goal mark. His No. 4 was retired throughout the league last year.
Wearing the Maple Leaf: Lafleur represented Canada at one world championship (1981) and two Canada Cup competitions (1976, 1981). He had a goal and an assist as Canada swept a best-of-three series against Czechoslovakia in the 1976 Canada Cup final.
Did you know: Lafleur leant his name and likeness to an energy drink, called "Flower Power," in the 1990s.
Quote: "Montreal is the best city in the world to play in, if you win. If you don't win, it's hell."
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 22, 2022.
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