Guy Lafleur

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Full Name Guy Lafleur
Age 68 Years Old
Nick Name The Flower
Gender Male
Famous As Ice Hockey Player
Birth Date September 20, 1951
Birth Place Thurso
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A Canadian former professional ice hockey player is named for Guy Lafleur. He was the first player in the National Hockey League (NHL) to score 50 goals and 100 points in six straight seasons. His is nicknamed as The Flower. He was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history in the year 2017. He played for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques from the year 1971 and 1981 in an NHL career spanning 17 seasons, and five Stanley Cup championships. Overall, he is a very talented ice hockey player. 

Famous for

Being named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history in the year 2017.

Early Life of Guy

On 20th September 1951, Guy was born in Thurso, Quebec, Canada. As of 2019, he celebrated his 68th birthday with his friends and families. His real name is Guy Damien Lafleur. His nationality is Canadian and his ethnicity is White. His religion is Christian. He was born to his parents, Rejean and Pierette Lafleur. There is no further details regarding his education and early life as well as childhood life but we will try adding it fast once we get details about it. His parents gave him hockey stick as a gift for Christmas when he was 5 and it was the beginning of his hockey for him.

Body Measurements of Guy

Guy is a very cool and handsome ice hockey player with an athletic body build. He has got a very charming face attracting a lot of people towards him. He has a tall height of height i.e 6 ft or 183 cm. His balanced weight consists of 84 Kg or 185 lbs. But his other body measurements have not been revealed yet but it will be added soon as we are researching about his body measurements. His hair color is brown and eye color is dark brown.

Career of Guy

  • When Guy was only 5, he started playing hockey after receiving his first hockey stick as a Christmas present.
  • He played at the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament three consecutive years from 1962 to 1964 as a youth where he scored a tournament record of 64 points.
  • He gained considerable recognition for his play as a member of the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in his teen years.
  • He also led his team to the Memorial Cup in 1971, scoring 130 regular-season goals.
  • He idolized Jean Beliveau and Bobby Orr at that time. 
  • With Lafleur and Marcel Dionne among the top prospects in the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft, the Habs' general manager, Sam Pollock, was keen to find a way to trade to obtain one of the top two picks. 
  • He then 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. 
  • Pollock hesitated between Lafleur and Dionne but chose Lafleur with the first draft choice.
  • He struggled to live up to expectations in the league but Dionne became an immediate star in Detroit who led his team in scoring over his first three seasons. 
  • He also developed his trademark smooth skating style and scoring touch, making him one of the most popular players on a very popular team; fans chanted "Guy, Guy, Guy!" whenever he touched the puck by 1974. 
  • Due to his literal translation of his surname, he became known among English fans as "Flower".
  • He was a cornerstone of five Stanley Cup championship teams.
  • Boston Bruins Head Coach Don Cherry ordered his players to put their sticks up and hit Lafleur whenever they encountered him during the 1978 Stanley Cup finals.
  • His head was swathed in bandages after numerous slashes from Bruin players at the end of the series. 
  • He also released an album called Lafleur in the year 1979 which consisted of Guy Lafleur reciting hockey instructions, accompanied by disco music.
  • After the retirement of the key player, the Canadiens' dynasty came to an end, losing in the second round of the 1980 playoffs to the Minnesota North Stars in seven games.
  • While driving home on 24th March 1981, he fell asleep at the wheel of his Cadillac and crashed into a highway fence.
  • He appeared in only 51 games and scored 27 goals during the 1980-1981 season. 
  • He started the season scoring only two goals in 19 games during 1984-1985 season. 
  • He asked to be traded but general manager Serge Savard refused his request, as trading one of the most popular players in Canadiens history would have incurred a severe backlash from fans and the media. 
  • He then retires, and his departure from the Canadiens was considered acrimonious.
  • He came out of retirement to return to the NHL for three more seasons, from 1988 through 1991, with the New York Rangers and the Quebec Nordiques after being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • He played well enough against the Edmonton Oilers in 1988 exhibition game to earn praise from the Oilers' Mark Messier and convince Rangers general manager Phil Esposito to sign Lafleur to a one-year contract.
  • He received a standing ovation when he came on the ice, and as in his heydey with the Habs, the crowd chanted "Guy! Guy! Guy!" every time he touched the puck during his first game back in the Montreal Forum.
  • He helped the team to first place in the Patrick Division until being knocked out by a knee injury.
  • He then managed 24 goals in 98 games with the Nordiques over two seasons.
  • After that, the Minnesota North Stars selected Lafleur with the 20th and last pick in the 1991 Expansion Draft.
  • He had decided to retire for a second and last time as a player, and he had already verbally agreed to an office job with the Nordiques.
  • Since his retirement papers had yet to be officially filed, the league's bylaws prevented him from accepting a job with a team that didn't own his playing rights.

Moreover, 

  • He is the all-time leading scorer in Canadiens history.
  • He made 1,246 points (518 goals and 728 assists) in his 14 years with the Habs.
  • He led the NHL in points in 1976, 1977, and 1978. 
  • He was also the fastest player (at the time) to reach 1,000 points, doing so in only 720 games. 
  • He won three Art Ross Trophies (1976, 1977, 1978), two Hart Memorial Trophies (1977, 1978), three Lester B. Pearson Awards (1976, 1977, 1978), and one Conn Smythe Trophy (1977). 
  • He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.
  • He is one of only three players to have returned to the NHL after being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. 
  • He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1980, and in 2005, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.
  • He was ranked number 11 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players in the year 1998. 
  • He was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players by the NHL in the year 2017.
  • At present, he operates a helicopter rental company in Montreal that shuttles VIPs to and from the airport. 
  • He also owns a restaurant in Berthierville, Quebec, "Guy Lafleur Mikes Signature" which opened in the year 2002. 
  • He opened a new restaurant, called "Bleu, Blanc, Rouge!" in Rosemere, Quebec on 4th august 2008 and sold in December 2012 for more than $5 Million. 
  • He was appointed honorary colonel of 12 Radar Squadron, an air force unit in Bagotville, Quebec from the year 2005 to 2008. 
  • Lafleur in recovery after 'successful' heart surgery.
  • Doctors predict full recovery for 68-year-old Hall of Famer.
  • He underwent quadruple bypass heart surgery on Thursday, the NHL club has confirmed.

Marital Status, Wife, Son

Guy is a married person and he was married to his wife Lise Lafleur. The couple is also blessed with two sons named Martin and Mark. The couple got married in the year 1973. At present, the couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. They are enjoying their life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Net Worth of Guy

The net worth of this famous ice hockey player is estimated to have $10 Million as of 2019 and his salary is around $3.5 Million as of now. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings. His source of income is from his ice hockey player. He was previously paid $400,000 by playing for the New York Rangers and the Quebec Nordiques. He is satisfied with his earnings without a doubt.

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