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Guy Lapointe will be honoured on November 8

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

PRESS RELEASE

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens will pay tribute to defenseman Guy Lapointe at an on-ice jersey retirement ceremony on November 8 as the Minnesota Wild will be at the Bell Centre for a regular season match-up.

Guy Lapointe will become the 18th player in franchise history to have his jersey raised to the Bell Centre rafters alongside those of the club’s greatest legends. Over the years, the organization has honoured 17 of its brightest stars for their accomplishments and overall contribution to the team’s success.

Player        Number Jersey        retirement date

Howie Morenz Number 7 November 2, 1937

Maurice Richard Number 9 October 6, 1960

Jean Béliveau Number 4 October 9, 1971

Henri Richard Number 16 December 10, 1975

Guy Lafleur Number 10 February 16, 1985

Doug Harvey Number 2 October 26, 1985

Jacques Plante Number 1 October 7, 1995

Dickie MooreNumber 12 November 12, 2005

Yvan Cournoyer Number 12 November 12, 2005

Bernard Geoffrion Number 5 March 11, 2006

Serge Savard Number 18 November 18, 2006

Ken Dryden Number 29 January 29, 2007

Larry RobinsonNumber 19November 19, 2007

Bob GaineyNumber 23February 23, 2008

Patrick RoyNumber 33November 22, 2008

Elmer LachNumber 16December 4, 2009

Émile BouchardNumber 3December 4, 2009

Guy LapointeNumber 5November 8, 2014

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