Guy Lafleur, a longtime player for the Montreal Canadiens, died Friday at the age of 70, his family said in a statement on Facebook.
The cause of death was not disclosed, but he recently battled lung cancer.
“Dude I love you you’re sick of it we will miss you very much,” his sister Lise Lafleur wrote on Facebook.
Lafleur won the Stanley Cup five times with the Canadiens between 1973 and 1979 and was named one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” in NHL history by the league in 2017.
He played 14 seasons for the Canadiens after being drafted first overall in 1971, and played there until his first retirement in 1985.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988 before returning to the NHL that same year. He played one season for the New York Rangers and two seasons for the Quebec Nordiques before finally retiring in 1991.
Guy Lafleur, five-time Stanley Cup winner, dies at 70 – SABC News
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