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Lot 2075: 1973 Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Championship Ring
Lafleur was still a budding "Flower" in '73 when he recieved this, his 2nd Stanley Cup ring, after Les Canadiens turned back the Balckhawks in 6. Only in his 2nd season, the high-flying Lafleur was only just beginning his spectacular NHL tenure, which in '74-75 would see him become the 1st to notch 50 goals in a season, first to score 60 ('77-78), and first to get at least 50 goals and 100 points in 6 consecutive seasons. Want more? Lafleur's career marks include 560 goals and 793 assists, but it was during the postseason that the flower really sprouted -- he scored an amazing 58 goals and 76 assists in 128 games. He also was named to the NHL first team All-Stars 6 times, won the Art Ross Trophy 3 times, the Lester Pearson Trophy 3 times, the Hart twice, the Conn Smythe in '77. With Lafleur the spectacular became almost monotnous. Not only was he elected to the HOF in 1988 -- he came back to play after his induction, briefly, in '88-89 and '90-91. What Wayne Gretzky was, Lafleur got there first. Not bad for a guy with a 2-pack-a-day cigarette habit. The gorgeous, shimmering 10K gold Jostens ring is clustered with diamond shavings around a central stone. The corona is engraved "NHL Champions". One shank reads "1973 Coupe-Stanley-Cup" under an image of the Cup and "Le Club Ice Hockey Canadien" underneath. Other shank has "Lafleur" etched into a band above the Canadiens' "C" logo and "Chamions Est-East 52-10-16". Lafleur's name is also engraved in script on the inside of the ring. Size 11.75. This was Lafleur's ring until he sold his Mack Truck-sized collection years ago through Lelands.com. All diamonds are real and the ring is absolutely NRMT.
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