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| 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
185 lb (84 kg)
|Teams|| Montreal Canadiens|
St. Louis Blues
|Born|| March 18 1948,|
Montreal, PQ, CAN
|Pro Career||1968 – 1984|
|Hall of Fame, 1993|
Guy Gerard 'Pointu' Lapointe (born March 18, 1948 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian retired professional defenceman who played for the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League.
Along with defencemen Larry Robinson and Serge Savard, Lapointe was a member of the "Big Three" and played a key role in the Canadiens' winning the Stanley Cup six times 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979. Nicknamed "Pointu", Lapointe was famous for his practical jokes, sense of humor and powerful slapshot. He was traded to St. Louis in 1982 and signed with the Bruins the following season. He retired in 1984 following a series of injuries. After his retirement Lapointe became general manager of the Longueuil Chevaliers of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, followed by an assistant coach with the Quebec Nordiques, an assistant coach and eventually a scout for the Calgary Flames. He is currently coordinator of amateur scouting with the Minnesota Wild, a position he has held since the franchise's birth. Lapointe was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993. In 884 NHL games Lapointe recorded 171 goals and 451 assists for 622 points. He still holds the record for most goals in a season for a defenseman (28), and most goals for a rookie defenseman (15) with the Montreal Canadiens.
Lapointe was named to the NHL 1st All Star team in 1972-73 and to the second team in 1974-75, 1975-76, and 1976-77.
Early into his NHL career, Lapointe was chosen to play in the historic 1972 Summit Series against the USSR. He would compete internationally again for Canada in the 1976 Canada Cup and the 1979 Challenge Cup against the Soviets, which replaced that year's All-Star Game.
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