Guy Lafleur is a player who had the ability to change a match by himself, showing his naturally gifted ability to dominate over the opposition players. During his 17-season-long career in NHL, Guy Lafleur spent 14 seasons with Montreal Canadiens and achieved a lot of success with Montreal Canadiens. In fact, Guy Lafleur won all of his five Stanley Cup titles with Canadiens.
Guy Lafleur has a great career record. Appearing in 1127 games, he scored 560 goals, assisted 793 and earned 1353 points in NHL regular season. In NHL playoff, Guy Lafleur had 128 appearances with 58 goals, 76 assists and 134 points in his career. Reaching 1000-goal mark in 720 matches, he made a NHL record at that time. However, the record was later broken by Wayne Gretzky and some other players. With 1,246 points (518 goals and 728 assists), he still holds the record of all-time leading scorer for Montreal Canadiens. Guy Lafleur won Art Ross Trophy on three occasions as the highest point scorer of a season and two Hart Memorial Trophies as the most valuable player of the season in NHL. He was also awarded Conn Smythe Trophy once for becoming the most valuable player to his team in NHL playoff.
The greatness of Guy Lafleur does not lie in statistics; rather his greatness lies in his style of game and the kind of impact he had on his team. With The Canadian right winger definitely deserves to be one of the greatest ever player in the history of Ice Hockey. In 1988, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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