Lot 919: 1976-77 Hart Memorial Trophy Presented to Guy Lafleur (14”)
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Auction Date:6/28/2013 9:00 PM EST
Guy Lafleur’s NHL career spanned 17 seasons and two decades. The first 14 years of his illustrious career were spent with the Montreal Canadiens where he captured the Stanley Cup five times and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player of the 1977 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Lafleur’s 1976-77 season was arguably his most prolific as a pro. He scored 56 goals and led the NHL in points with 136 while playing in all 80 regular season games for the Canadiens. Lafleur didn’t stop there. “Le Demon Blond,” as he was also known with his long hair, wild end-to-end rushes and booming shot, also led the 1977 Playoffs with 26 points in 14 games. Lafleur was the first player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals and 100 points in six consecutive seasons. He was a First Team All-Star in all six of those consecutive 50-goal seasons and won the scoring title three times and the Hart Trophy as league MVP twice. Presented here is Lafleur’s 1976-77 Hart Trophy commemorating the first time he won the award. The trophy features golden flames surrounding the top of the award. The engraved metal plate applied to the 3-inch high wooden base reads “Guy Lafleur – Montreal Canadiens – 1976-77.” A truly magnificent trophy from an amazing hockey player in near perfect condition.
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