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GUY LAPOINTE (1968-1982)

Guy
Lapointe

1952-1963
Position D
Shoots L
Weight 205lbs
Height 6'0"
Date of birth March 18th, 1948
Place of birth Montreal, QC, CAN
Seasons - MTL 14
Other numbers 17
Statistiques
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 777 166 406 572 347 812
1968-1969 1 0 0 0 0 2
1969-1970 5 0 0 0 0 4
1970-1971 78 15 29 44 28 107
1971-1972 69 11 38 49 15 58
1972-1973 76 19 35 54 51 117
1973-1974 71 13 40 53 12 63
1974-1975 80 28 47 75 46 88
1975-1976 77 21 47 68 64 78
1976-1977 77 25 51 76 69 53
1977-1978 49 13 29 42 46 19
1978-1979 69 13 42 55 27 43
1979-1980 45 6 20 26 -2 29
1980-1981 33 1 9 10 -6 79
1981-1982 47 1 19 20 -3 72
SEASON
SEASON
GP Games played - Number of games the player has set foot on the ice
G Goals - Number of goals the player has scored
A Assists - Number of goals the player has assisted in
PTS Points - Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
+/- Plus/Minus - The number of team goals for minus the number of team goals against while the player is on the ice
PIM Penalties infraction minutes - Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed
TOTALS 112 25 43 68 0 121
1970-1971 20 4 5 9 0 34
1971-1972 6 0 1 1 0 0
1972-1973 17 6 7 13 0 20
1973-1974 6 0 2 2 0 4
1974-1975 11 6 4 10 0 4
1975-1976 13 3 3 6 0 12
1976-1977 12 3 9 12 0 4
1977-1978 14 1 6 7 0 16
1978-1979 10 2 6 8 0 10
1979-1980 2 0 0 0 0 0
1980-1981 1 0 0 0 0 17

ONE OF THE BEST OFFENSIVE BLUELINERS IN TEAM HISTORY, GUY LAPOINTE HOLDS THE RECORD FOR MOST GOALS IN A SEASON BY A DEFENSEMAN.

Guy Lapointe grew up in Montreal and spent many teenage hours outside the Forum pestering his hometown hockey idols for autographs. A devoted Canadiens fan since childhood, his favorite player was Jean Béliveau. A decade later he was Béliveau’s teammate and taking his turn being waylaid by youngsters as he left the iconic arena.

A member of the legendary “Big Three” that anchored the Canadiens’ defense in the 1970s, “Pointu” brought many tools with him when he took his place as a full-time blue-liner with Montreal in 1970-71.

Lapointe’s 15 goals set a team record for rookie defensemen. The 6-foot, 185-pounder also proved that he could handle physical play, picking up 107 penalty minutes. The Habs won the Stanley Cup in the spring of 1971, and Guy Lapointe had his name engraved on it the first of six times as a member of the Canadiens.

Named to the roster for the 1972 Canada-Russia series, Lapointe appeared in seven games, providing solid two-way play and holding his own with the best in the world.

Back in the NHL, Lapointe’s stock continued to rise. His strong skating, smooth puck-handling and powerful shot gained him respect as one of the league’s top defensemen. Lapointe’s point totals increased while the Canadiens’ dynasty piled up Stanley Cup Championships, climbing from a point-per-game average in the mid-forties to almost a full point.

Lapointe finished second to Bobby Orr in the Norris Trophy balloting and was named to the First All-Star Team in 1972-73.

In 1974-75, Lapointe’s 28 goals set a still-in-tact team mark for rearguards, which he followed up with 21 and 25-goal campaigns. He was also named a Second Team All-Star three years running, from 1974 through 1978.

Lapointe’s playoff performances were as consistent as his regular season play. With 25 goals, he shares the team’s all-time lead for defensemen with Larry Robinson, who is also the only blue-liner to record more playoff points.

As big a threat in his own dressing room as he was when facing off against on-ice opponents, Lapointe is held in high esteem as one of the premiere pranksters of his era. Ties and skate laces were mysteriously cut when Pointu was around. Shaving cream and other messy substances somehow found their way into shoes, skates, pockets and gloves. More than one teammate had his newspaper go up in flames as he sat peacefully reading it.

With 777 regular season games in a Canadiens sweater, Lapointe ranks 21st in all-time games played, 10th in career assists with 406, and 16th in total points with 572.

No other Montreal defenseman had ever matched Lapointe’s 20-goal campaigns until Sheldon Souray joined the fray with 26 tallies in 2006-07.

He remained in the game after retiring as a player, joining the coaching staff in Quebec and Calgary. He is currently the Amateur Scouting Coordinator for the Minnesota Wild.

Lapointe was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993.