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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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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