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Roger Lafreniere
Roger Lafreniere
Left Wing
Number: 17
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Left
Born: Jul 24, 1942
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, Canada
Left winger Roger Lafreniere played parts of two seasons for the Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues. He was chiefly a minor leaguer who was proficient and digging the puck out of the corners and setting up his linemates.

The Montreal native played junior with the OHA's Hamilton Red Wings. He played three games for Detroit as a rookie pro in 1962-63 then settled into the minors for the next decade. Over this span he played his best hockey for the Buffalo Bisons of the AHL and the WHL's Denver Spurs.

In 1972-73, the veteran forward returned to the NHL for 10 games. He then played a couple more years in the WHL and one season with the Roanoke Valley Rebels of the Southern League before retiring in 1975.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame


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