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Laraque by numbers

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens
MONTREAL -- Big. Strong. Tough. Those three words go a long way in describing what Georges Laraque is all about. Here are a few numbers that also do the trick.

118-Fighting majors racked up by Laraque over the course of his NHL career, dating back to his rookie year in 1997-98 and including the 13 he picked up last season.

53-Career playoff games played by Laraque, including 32 since the lockout ended in 2005-06.

2-Stanley Cup final appearances made by Laraque over the last three NHL seasons, including in 2005-06 with the Oilers and this past spring with Sidney Crosby and the Penguins.

5-Seasons in which he has racked up over 100 penalty minutes, including his 141 minutes in 2007-08.

50-Percent of Laraque’s four goals last season that proved to be game-winners.

29-Points amassed by Laraque with the Oilers in 2000-01, the highest total of his career.

634-Total NHL games played by Laraque to date, the 13th highest total of any player chosen at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft in Edmonton where the tough guy was picked 31st overall by the Oilers.

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