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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.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
8 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89