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Pat LaFontaine
Pat LaFontaine
Center
Number: 16
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 182
Shoots: Right
Born: Feb 22, 1965
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO, United States
Hometown: Waterford, Mich.
Acquired: Traded to Rangers by Buffalo in exchange for 1998 second-round draft pick (Andrew Peters) and future considerations on Sept. 29, 1997.
Drafted: NYI / 1983 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (3rd overall)


QMJHL First All-Star Team (1983) QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year) (1981) QMJHL MVP (1983) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (1983) Dodge Performer of the Year Award (1990) NHL Second All-Star Team (1993) Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (1995) Lester Patrick Trophy (1997) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993) Traded to Buffalo by NY Islanders with Randy Hillier, Randy Wood and NY Islanders' 4th round choice (Dean Melanson) in 1992 Entry Draft for Pierre Turgeon, Uwe Krupp, Benoit Hogue and Dave McLlwain, October 25, 1991. Traded to NY Rangers by Buffalo for NY Rangers' 2nd round choice (Andrew Peters) in 1998 Entry Draft and future considerations, September 29, 1997. Suffered career-ending concussion in game vs. Ottawa, March 16, 1998. Officially announced retirement, October 12, 1999.