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Edgar Laprade
Position Defence
Shot Left
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
160 lb (73 kg)
Teams New York Rangers (NHL)
Port Arthur Bearcats (TBSHL)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born October 10 1919 (1919-10-10) (age 97),
Mine Centre, Ontario
Pro Career 2006 – 2008

Edgar Louis Laprade (born October 10, 1919) was a Canadian professional centre who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League.

He was born in Mine Centre, Ontario. Laprade played junior hockey with the Port Arthur West End from 1935-39. He then spent six seasons with the Port Arthur Bearcats of the Thunder Bay Senior Hockey League. He helped the Bearcats win the 1938-39 Allan Cup Final. In 1943-44 he played for the Winnipeg Army team. In 1944-45 Laprade played for the senior Barriefield Bears in Kingston.

He joined the Rangers in 1945-46, winning the Calder Memorial Trophy as best rookie. Later Laprade would win the 1950 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.

His NHL record was 108 goals and 172 assists in 500 games played. He retired in 1955.

Laprade was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993.

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Preceded by
Frank McCool
Winner of the Calder Trophy
Succeeded by
Howie Meeker
Preceded by
Bill Quackenbush
Winner of the Lady Byng Trophy
Succeeded by
Red Kelly

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