The late Michel "Bunny" Larocque, the longtime understudy to Hall of Famer Ken Dryden with the Montreal Canadiens who later briefly served as a Flyers backup, was born April 6, 1952 in Hull, Quebec.
On January 11, 1983, the Flyers acquire Larocque from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for goaltender Rick St. Croix, made two starts for the Flyers in January of 1983, going 0-1-1.
While with Montreal, Larocque collected four Stanley Cup rings as Dryden's backup. After his playing career ended in 1985, Bunny became the general manager of the QMJHL's Victoriaville Tigres, where he won the QMJHL Executive of the Year award for the 1989-90 season. He was named vice president of the QMJHL in 1991 and still held the position at time of his death the following year.
Brain cancer claimed Michel Larocque's life on July 29, 1992. He was 40 years old.