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Claude LaForge

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Claude LaForge
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
160 lb (73 kg)
Teams Montreal Canadiens
Detroit Red Wings
Philadelphia Flyers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 1 1936 (1936-07-01) (age 80),
Sorel, QC, CAN
Pro Career 1957 – 1973

Claude Roger LaForge (born July 1, 1936 in Sorel, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey player. He played in the NHL with the Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, and Philadelphia Flyers.

He played junior hockey with the Montreal Junior Canadiens from 1954 to 1956. He got called up to the Montreal Canadiens for five games in 1957-58, but otherwise spent his time in the Canadiens' farm system until he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in 1958.

From 1958 to 1965 LaForge played mostly in the minors with some callups to the Wings, notably 57 games in 1958-59. He ended up with the Quebec Aces in 1965-66 and so became the property of the Philadelphia Flyers when they bought that team in 1967. He played in 63 games for the Flyers in 1967-68 but went back to the Aces the following year. He ended up his career with the Denver Spurs in 1972-73.

In the NHL LaForge played in a total of 193 games and scored 24 goals and 33 assists.

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