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MONTREAL, June 19 (UPI) -- Montreal hockey great Guy Lafleur was spared jail time but put on probation for a year for lying about his son's activities while on bail.

Guy Lafleur guilty of false evidence

MONTREAL, May 1 (UPI) -- Former Montreal Canadiens star Guy Lafleur was found guilty Friday of giving false evidence in court related to a September 2007 bail hearing for his son Mark.

Guy Lafleur's trial set for April

MONTREAL, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A judge in Montreal Wednesday ordered NHL hall of famer Guy Lafleur to stand trial on an obstruction of justice charge arising from his son's criminal case.

Lafleur sues police over arrest warrant

MONTREAL, April 2 (UPI) -- NHL Hall of Fame member Guy Lafleur is suing Montreal police and prosecutors for $3.5 million for the way they issued a warrant for him for perjury in January.

Lafleur pleads innocent to court charge

MONTREAL, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of giving contradictory evidence in his son's court case in Montreal.

Perjury charge for ex-Canadien Lafleur

MONTREAL, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- NHL Hall of Fame member Guy Lafleur has been charged with perjury in Montreal related to testimony about his son's bail conditions, his lawyer said.

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TORONTO, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Sam Pollock, who was the general manager for nine Stanley Cup-winning Montreal Canadiens teams, has died at the age 81.

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Guy Damien Lafleur, OC, CQ, (born September 20, 1951, in Thurso, Quebec), is a former professional ice hockey player and is widely regarded as one of the most naturally gifted and popular players ever to play professional ice hockey. Between 1971 and 1991, he played for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques in an NHL career spanning 17 seasons and five Stanley Cup championships.

In his teens, Lafleur gained considerable recognition for his play as a member of the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he led his team to the Memorial Cup in 1971, scoring an amazing 130 regular-season goals. At the time, Lafleur idolized Jean Béliveau and Bobby Orr.

The Habs' astute General Manager, Sam Pollock, was keen to find a way to trade with the California Golden Seals to obtain their first round draft pick. He persuaded Seals owner Charlie Finley to trade the Seals' pick and François Lacombe in return for Montreal's first round pick and a veteran Ernie Hicke. It turned out to be one of the most lopsided deals in NHL history. Pollock hesitated between Lafleur and Marcel Dionne, but chose Lafleur with his overall no.1 pick.

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