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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)
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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I mean, hockey had to change the rules because of Marty, and that's impressive. I got two Stanley Cup rings because of the guy. Look at the banners of [Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko] and Marty is right up there when you think about the New Jersey Devils; he was part of the core group and he'll go down as one of the greatest goalies ever.

— New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on former teammate Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement Thursday