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Pat LaFontaine

Pat LaFontaine  #16

Center
NUMBER: 16 BIRTHDATE: February 22, 1965
HEIGHT: 5' 10" BIRTHPLACE: St. Louis, MO, United States
WEIGHT: 182 DRAFTED: NYI / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (3rd overall)
AwardsSeasons
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy 1994-1995
Lester Patrick Trophy 1996-1997
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1983) QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year) (1981) QMJHL MVP (1983) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (1983) Dodge Performer of the Year Award (1990) NHL Second All-Star Team (1993) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (1995) Lester Patrick Trophy (1997) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993) Traded to Buffalo by NY Islanders with Randy Hillier, Randy Wood and NY Islanders' 4th round choice (Dean Melanson) in 1992 Entry Draft for Pierre Turgeon, Uwe Krupp, Benoit Hogue and Dave McLlwain, October 25, 1991. Traded to NY Rangers by Buffalo for NY Rangers' 2nd round choice (Andrew Peters) in 1998 Entry Draft and future considerations, September 29, 1997. Suffered career-ending concussion in game vs. Ottawa, March 16, 1998. Officially announced retirement, October 12, 1999.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres