From the days of terrorizing NHL goalkeepers to his public appearances after his hockey career, Jay LaFleur has always had the affection of his fans.
Unfortunately, the “Blonde Dimond” is now fighting the battle of his life. The family of Guy LaFleur and Montreal Canadiens have asked his loyal fans to respect his privacy.
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This is what we can read in a post on the club’s Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon.
“The affection that all Quebecers have for Guy Lafleur runs deep and we understand that many are questioning his current state of health.
“However, we ask that everyone respect the privacy of Jay and his family. No further comments will be released at this time.”
The illustrious No. 10 has been battling lung cancer since October 2020. His last public outing dates back to the end of October, when he retired from QMJHL, the No. 4 he wore with the Quebec Remparts during his junior apprenticeship.
Then he said he was playing the “match of his life”.
Mr. Lafleur, CH’s all-time leading scorer with 1,276 points, has won the Stanley Cup six times with Bleu-blanc-rouge.
Considered one of the greatest players of all time in the National Hockey League (NHL), Lafleur was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.
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