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Hockey legend Guy Lafleur has died

Guy Lafleur (right) conducting a ceremonial faceoff in 2013. By TheAHL - 2013_1011_Milwaukee_1600_72dpi029, CC BY 2.0,

Hockey legend Guy Lafleur has died at the age of 70.

Lafleur nicknamed "The Flower" and "Le Démon Blond", was the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in six consecutive seasons as well as 50 goals and 100 points in six consecutive seasons.

Between 1971 and 1991, Lafleur played right wing for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Quebec Nordiques in an NHL career spanning 17 seasons, and five Stanley Cup championships.

In 2017 Lafleur was named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history.

Lafleur began to face health issues in 2019. He had open-heart surgery with 5 bypasses in September of 2019. In November, he had a cancerous lobe removed from his left lung.

Then, in October 2020, cancer was diagnosed in his right lung.


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