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Number Retired Nov. 7, 1981


Yvon Labre's contributions to the success of the Washington Capitals extended well beyond the boundaries ot the rink. A member of the inaugural 1974-75 Capitals, Labre was a rugged defenseman whose solid, physical play paced the early expansion team. Labre is notably remembered for scoring the Capitals' first goal at the Capital Centre Oct. 15, 1974, against Los Angeles. He finished fourth in team scoring during Washington's first season and recorded more than 20 assists in a season twice in his career. From 1976-78 Labre wore the "C" on his sweater, utilizing his leadership qualities to the fullest extent.

After retiring in 1981 Labre become an assistant coach before stepping into the role of color commentator for the team's broadcasts. In 1983 Labre become the Capitals' director of community relations and continued in that position until the start of the 1996-97 season, when he began a four-year stint as director of special programs.

From the moment he took the ice in a Capitals uniform to his commitment in community programs and youth hockey, no one served as a better ambassador for hockey in the Washington area than Labre.

Regular Season Stats
REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS
SEASON TEAM GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG S S%
  NHL TOTALS 371 14 87 101 -94 788 0 2 0 398 3.5
1974-1975 CAPITALS 76 4 23 27 -54 182 0 0 0 72 5.6
1975-1976 CAPITALS 80 2 20 22 -38 146 0 0 0 110 1.8
1976-1977 CAPITALS 62 3 11 14 -5 169 0 2 0 99 3
1977-1978 CAPITALS 22 0 8 8 0 41 0 0 0 21 0
1978-1979 CAPITALS 51 1 13 14 +7 80 0 0 0 36 2.8
1979-1980 CAPITALS 18 0 5 5 +3 38 0 0 0 5 0
1980-1981 CAPITALS 25 2 4 6 -2 100 0 0 0 13 15.4