Top 100 Habs: #31

#31:  Guy Lapointe

Guy Lapointe was one of the big three defencemen in Montreal in the 1970s. That group is generally seen as the best group of defencemen to play together in the history of the NHL.

Guy Lapointe

Guy Lapointe

Lapointe started his career as a full-time defenceman with the Habs in 1970. His rookie year was a great one, as he scored 15 goals and 44 points in 78 games and learned to be defensively-responsible in his own end.

He added to those totals in the playoffs, scoring four goals and nine points in 20 games as the Habs won the Stanley Cup.

A year later, Lapointe was selected to play in the eight-game Canada Cup series against Russia.

Lapointe was a force for the Habs and team Canada throughout the 70s. In total, he won six Stanley Cups and played in another Canada Cup and the 1979 Challenge Cup.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993.

For more on Guy Lapointe:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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