Guy Lapointe, the Montreal Forum, in December 1976
11 December 2019 13: 30
The ex-defender of the Canadian Guy Lapointe reached of a cancer of the throat
The canadian Press
MONTREAL – The ex-defender of the Canadian Guy Lapointe suffers from throat cancer, has announced that the montreal club by way of a press release on Wednesday.
The team disclosed the information at the request of Lapointe, who is 71 years old, and his family.
According to the Habs, “Dr. Keith Richardson, of the McGill university health Centre, which deals with Guy Lapointe, has indicated that he is a cancer at the base of the tongue.”
Lapointe will begin her treatments in the next few weeks, and according to the organization, “the cure rate is relatively high”.
Montreal has scored 171 goals and collected 451 notices of assistance 881 meetings regular season career in the NHL with the canadiens, the Blues of St. Louis and the Boston Bruins. He has also won six Stanley cups with the CH between 1971 and 1979.
Lapointe is the last player the Habs have seen that his number be removed, at a ceremony which took place on November 8, 2014 at the Bell Centre. His jersey no. 5 was now the 18th of the history of Canada to be hoisted into the heights of the amphitheater.
It was recently as head of the recruiting amateur for the Wild of Minnesota.