Guy Damien Lafleur was born in Thurso, Quebec, on September 20, 1951. He was a natural on the ice and one of the greatest hockey players to ever grace the ice, has died at the age of 70. He spent his final season with the Quebec Remparts as an apprentice, scoring 130 goals and 209 points and leading the team to the 1971 Memorial Cup championship. With the exception of six years spent with the Montreal Canadiens, with whom he won five Stanley Cup championships in a succession in the 1970s, Lafleur’s career spanned 20 years. He is the Canadiens’ all-time top scorer with 1,246 points.
Lafleur was diagnosed with lung cancer in the year 2019. Doctors removed a lobe from one of his lungs two months after he underwent quadruple-bypass heart surgery in September 2019, and he lost his final breath on April 23, 2022, and lost his life.