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Claude Laforge
Claude Laforge
Left Wing
Number: 21
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 172
Shoots: Left
Born: Jul 1, 1936
Birthplace: Sorel, QC, Canada
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Montreal with Gene Achtymichuk and Bud MacPherson for cash on June 3, 1958.
Left winger Claude Laforge spent parts of eights seasons in the NHL with three different clubs beginning in the late 1950s. He was fine checker who could also set up his linemates with incisive passes.

Born in Sorel, Quebec, Laforge played two years with the Montreal Junior Canadiens before joining the senior Royals and Shawinigan Cataracts. He played five games with the powerful Montreal Canadiens as an injury replacement in 1957-58 but the club had too many qualified individuals. He spent the bulk of that season in the Quebec League where he scored 26 goals for the Shawinigan Cataracts and was named to the league's second all-star team.

In June 1958, he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings where he was a reserve and farmhand for seven years. During the mid-'60s he was a proficient goal scorer in the AHL with the Pittsburgh Hornets and Quebec Aces. In 1967 his rights were transferred to the Philadelphia Flyers when they purchased the Aces. Laforge was a solid two-way performer on the first year club in 1967-68 but made it into only a couple of games the next year. He retired in 1973 after playing three years in the WHL with the Denver Spurs.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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