Guy Lafleur was a Canadian personality who was a professional ice hockey player until his retirement. He was also known as “The Flower” and “Le Démon Blond”. Lafleur was named the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals and 100 points in six straight seasons. Between 1971 and 1991, Lafleur played for the New York Rangers, Quebec Nordiques and Montreal Canadiens and grew with his NHL career. He was honored with the title of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in History.
Lafleur was born on September 20, 1951 in Thurso, Quebec, Canada. Réjean Lafleur is his father’s name while his mother is Pierrette Lafleur. Lafleur started playing hockey at a young age after receiving his first hockey stick as one of the Christmas gifts. At a very young age, pushing for his early career, Guy played three straight years in the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament from 1962–64 and held a tournament record of around 64 points.
Guy Lafleur career
He later gained considerable recognition, playing as a member of Quebec Remparts, where he led his team to the 1971 Memorial Cup and scored 130 goals in the regular season. Lafleur earned the nickname “Le Turbo de Thurso” while playing with Remparts. The nickname was coined by one of the stations in the Radio Canada area, Jean-Bernard Rainville. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and came out of retirement to return to the NHL for three more seasons from 1988 to 1991. He was one of the few players on the field not to wear a helmet due to stand-by clauses.
Rise to Fame
After his retirement, Guy Lafleur became one of the active members of the helicopter rental company that provided shuttle service to VIPs in Montreal. The rental helicopters were used for the return flight to the airport. Lafleur also owned a fruit juice brand called Energy Drink, which was named Flower Power in 1990. Lafleur also owned a restaurant in Berthierville, Quebec called Guy Lafleur Mikes’s Signature, which he opened in 2002.
Despite this, he opened another new restaurant called “Bleu, Blanc, Rouge!” in 2008 which was valued at $5 million. However, the restaurant closed or closed on December 22, 2012. Despite striving in his life to maintain his long NHL career, Lafleur received the position of honorary colonel of the 12th Radar Squadron. In February 2013, he was named Honorary Colonel 3 Wing Bagotville, for which he served at least three years.
Guy Lafleur biography
|Real name||Guy Damien Lafleur|
|Date of birth||September 20, 1951|
|date of death||April 22, 2022|
|Place of birth||Thurso, Quebec, Canada|
|Height||in feet inches – 6′ 0” – in centimeters – 183 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 84kg – in pounds – 185 pounds|
|shoe size||14 (USA)|
|hair colour||dark brown|
|eye color||dark brown|
Guy Lafleur Family
|Who is Guy Lafleur’s wife?||Lise Lafleur|
|children||Two (Mark & Martin Lafleur)|
He was a happily married and wealthy man who had a wife and two adult sons. His wife’s name is Lisa, she was a well-known ice hockey player of her time. The couple exchanged the rituals of marriage back in 1973 and stayed together until the death of Guy Lafleur. Guy had just started his sports career at the time of his marriage. Meanwhile, his wife was enrolled as a student at their college during the marriage period. Lisa always stood by her husband Guy Lafleur and worked with him through to his success in his NHL career. The couple raised two adult sons together named Mark Lafleur and Martin Lafleur.
Cause of death
No cause of death was given by any family members as of now, but Lafleur had previously announced that his most recent right lung cancer diagnosis in October 2020. Many of his fans, on social media and on the cemetery statue pay tribute to him. He has been suffering from lung cancer for three years. It is currently known that this is the reason for his death.
Guy Lafleur Net Worth
According to HockeyZonePlus, Guy Lafleur earned a net worth of $4 million (around $13 million today) during his professional hockey career. Before joining the NHL and the Montreal Canadiens, he played for the Quebec Junior Aces and the Quebec Remparts. Between 1966 and 1971, his net worth ranged from $18,000 to $19,000. His salary increased significantly when he joined the Canadiens and officially played hockey with the team.
During his final season with the team, he reported that he had a net worth of $652,852. He later announced his retirement between 1980 and 1985, earning nearly $1 million each season. Despite his NHL career, he was the owner of two restaurants, one of which closed after a few months. In addition, he had his hands in the operational work of a helicopter rental company.