Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur dies at 70

Posted: 22/04/2022 in NHL
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Montreal Canadiens icon Guy Lafleur died at the age of 70, his family announced Friday.

The cause of death was not immediately made known. On Tuesday, the Canadiens acknowledged reports of his health, asking for fans to respect the privacy of LaFleur and his family.

Nicknamed “The Flower,” he helped lead the Canadiens to five Stanley Cups in the 1970s, including four consecutive championships from 1976-79. He also won three straight Art Ross Trophies during that span.

LaFleur is the franchise’s all-time assists and points leader with 728 and 1,246, respectively. He also ranks second in career goals for Montreal behind Maurice Richard.

The Hockey Hall of Fame inducted LaFleur in 1988.

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