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Georges Laraque

Georges Laraque  #17

Right Wing
NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: December 7, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 245 DRAFTED: EDM / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (31st overall)

2009-10: Returned to action on Nov. 20 at Washington after missing 8 games due to an upper body injury… Suspended 5 games for an incident that occurred on Nov. 21 against Detroit... Collected his 100th career NHL assist on Dec. 7 against Philadelphia… Scored his first goal with the Canadiens on Jan. 14 against Dallas.

Signed as a free agent by Solna (Sweden-3), January 31, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 5, 2006. Traded to Pittsburgh by Phoenix for Daniel Carcillo and Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (later traded to NY Rangers - NY Rangers selected Tomas Kundratek) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 3, 2008. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to various injuries and as a healthy reserve.
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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp