24 Facts About Guy Lafleur


Guy Lafleur was the first player in National Hockey League history to score 50 goals in six consecutive seasons as well as 50 goals and 100 points in six consecutive seasons.

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Guy Lafleur was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history in 2017, and was named to the Order of Hockey in Canada in 2022.

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Guy Lafleur started playing hockey at the age of five after receiving his first hockey stick as a Christmas present.

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Guy Lafleur gained the nickname "Le Turbo de Thurso" while playing with the Remparts, coined by Radio Canada broadcaster Jean-Bernard Rainville.

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Guy Lafleur persuaded California Golden Seals owner Charlie Finley to trade the Seals' 1971 first-round pick and Francois Lacombe in return for Montreal's 1970 first-round pick and veteran Ernie Hicke.

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Guy Lafleur was described as a "Jackson Pollock painting on ice, a frenetic innovator who pushed the boundaries of his art beyond what had ever been conceived, a singularly dynamic force that turned an everyday sight as simple as a man on skates with a puck on his stick into a masterpiece — something you had seen before, perhaps, but never quite like that".

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One hundred miles an hour on Crescent St Besides his on-ice artistry, Guy Lafleur was known for his charisma as he was frequently in demand with the press and fans, with former Montreal Gazette sports columnist Michael Farber saying “Jean Beliveau was magisterial.

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Those who encountered Guy Lafleur personally lauded his down-to-earth persona and humility.

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Guy Lafleur became known among English fans as "Flower" due to his literal translation of his surname, while among French fans he was dubbed "le Demon Blond" .

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Guy Lafleur was one of several players nicknamed "The Flying Frenchman".

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Guy Lafleur was a cornerstone of the Canadiens' four straight Stanley Cup championships from 1976 to 1979, including being named playoff MVP in 1977.

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Guy Lafleur was always an offensive-minded player who believed his productivity overshadowed any defensive weaknesses.

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Guy Lafleur remained one of the few players who did not wear protective helmets due to a grandfather clause.

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Guy Lafleur then followed dismissed Rangers head coach and close friend Michel Bergeron to the Nordiques for his final seasons.

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Guy Lafleur had decided to retire for a second and last time as a player, and he had already agreed to an off-ice job with the Nordiques.

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Guy Lafleur was part owner of a helicopter transportation company.

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Guy Lafleur was the copilot when the Tampa Bay Lightning's Andre Roy proposed to his fiancee, the Stanley Cup serving as the engagement ring bearer.

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From 2005 to 2008 Guy Lafleur was appointed honorary colonel of 12 Radar Squadron, an air force unit in Bagotville, Quebec.

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In 2009, Guy Lafleur was charged with giving contradictory testimony about whether Mark had respected his curfew.

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Guy Lafleur was convicted in 2009, but in August 2010, he was unanimously acquitted of all charges by the Quebec Court of Appeal.

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Guy Lafleur became the first player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals and 100 points in six consecutive seasons, all as a Hab.

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Guy Lafleur was a member of the Canadian team in the 1976 and 1981 Canada Cup tournaments, winning the Cup in 1976.

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Guy Lafleur was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.

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Guy Lafleur was named to the Order of Hockey in Canada in 2022.

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