Pat LaFontaine (Record Breaker) - 1984 O-Pee-Chee

Patrick Michael LaFontaine (February 22, 1965-) annihilated Mike Bossy’s 70-goal record and Guy Lafluer’s 40-game point-streak when he scored 104 goals and 130 assists in 70 games for 234 points with the Verdon Juniors of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 1982-83, his only season in the minors. Pat seemingly won every major award the league had to offer following his historic season. The New York Islanders traded two veterans to the Colorado Rockies in order to obtain the third overall pick of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, thereby selecting the talented center. LaFontaine joined the Islanders after representing Team USA in the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics. LaFontaine started slow, but by his fourth full season with the Isles, he began a six-year streak of 40 or more goals, despite playing for the lowly New York team that was a mere three years removed from being the league’s best. He played eight seasons on Long Island before contract disputes forced his trade to the Buffalo Sabres for, among others, Pierre Turgeon. Pat was poised to become one of the league’s elite scorers and superstars, but injuries limited his playing time, seemingly each season including a nagging knee injury that would eventually drive him into retirement. He played his entire 15-year career in a New York uniform with the Islanders (1983-1991), the Sabres (1991-1997) and the New York Rangers (1997-98). Pat was named to the 1992-93 NHL All-Star Second Team, played in five NHL All-Star Games and was the 1994-95 Bill Masterton on Memorial Trophy winner as the player who best exemplifies perseverance and sportsmanship. Pat LaFontaine finished his career having played in only one Stanley Cup Finals (his rookie season -1984) and netted 468 goal and 545 assists in 865 regular season games. He added 26 goals and 36 assists in 69 playoff games. Injuries knocked out of the game, or least off the ice, but he remained involved in United States hockey for years to come working with the MSG Network as a commentator for New York Rangers broadcasts. Pat LaFontaine was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003.


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