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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

He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers