Guy Lafleur was a once-in-a-lifetime NHL talent. The legendary Montreal Canadiens forward is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and won five Stanley Cups during his incredible career. Sadly, Guy Lafleur passed away on Friday at the age of 70.
The news was shared by Guy’s sister on social media. Lafleur had been suffering from various ailments, including lung cancer. Fans in Montreal and around the hockey world are mourning the news today.
Montreal Canadien’s president Geoff Molson stated Guy Lafleur’s contributions to the franchise and hockey in general. Lafleur will be remembered as a humble, talented man who gave his all for the game. The team is devastated by his passing.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Guy Lafleur. All members of the Canadiens organization are devastated by his passing. Guy Lafleur had an exceptional career and always remained simple, accessible, and close to the Habs and hockey fans in Quebec, Canada and around the world.
Throughout his career, he allowed us to experience great moments of collective pride. He was one of the greatest players in our organization while becoming an extraordinary ambassador for our sport.”
Guy Lafleur retired after the 1985 season. Three years later, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Lafleur made one final comeback and played for the New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques before calling it quits for good in 1991. Everyone at Thirsty is sending our heartfelt condolences to all of those whose lives were touched by the great Guy Lafleur.