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USA Pat LaFontaine
a.k.a. "Patrick LaFontaine"
#16 New York Rangers / NHL - 97/98
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Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Vadim Shipachyov 57 20 47 67
2. Teemu Hartikainen 53 28 36 64
3. Damir Zhafyarov 58 21 40 61
4. Dmitrij Jaskin 59 38 22 60
5. Stéphane Da Costa 52 27 30 57
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
56
Height
5'10" / 178 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
181 lbs / 82 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Cup Gold Medal 1
1-time NHL Contribution to U.S. Hockey (Lester Patrick Trophy) 1
1-time NHL Sportsmanship Award (Bill Masterton Trophy) 1

Son: Daniel LaFontaine, Brother: John LaFontaine, Nephews: J.P. LaFontaine, Samuel Adler

LaFontaine has the highest points per game rate by an American in NHL history with 1,013 points in 865 games. He also holds the Sabres franchise record for points (148) and assists (95) in a season. Pat scored 40+ goals and 85+ points in 6 straight seasons from 1988-93. The 5x All-Star won a Bill Masterton and Lester Patrick Trophy as well as World Cup gold with the USA.

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Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1981-82 Detroit Compuware MNHL 79 175 149 324 - |
1982-83 Verdun Juniors QMJHL 70 104 130 234 10 | Playoffs 15 11 24 35 4
1983-84 New York Islanders NHL 15 13 6 19 6 9 | Playoffs 16 3 6 9 8
Team USA International 58 56 55 111 22 |
USA OG 6 5 4 9 0 |
1984-85 New York Islanders NHL 67 19 35 54 32 9 | Playoffs 9 1 2 3 4
1985-86 New York Islanders NHL 65 30 23 53 43 16 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1 0
1986-87 New York Islanders NHL 80 38 32 70 70 -10 | Playoffs 14 5 7 12 10
1987-88 New York Islanders NHL 75 47 45 92 52 12 | Playoffs 6 4 5 9 8 2
USA CC 5 3 0 3 0 2 |
1988-89 New York Islanders “A” NHL 79 45 43 88 26 -8 |
USA “C” WC 10 5 3 8 8 |
1989-90 New York Islanders “A” NHL 74 54 51 105 38 -13 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1 0 -1
1990-91 New York Islanders “A” NHL 75 41 44 85 42 -6 |
1991-92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 57 46 47 93 98 10 | Playoffs 7 8 3 11 4 0
USA CC 6 3 1 4 2 -6 |
1992-93 Buffalo Sabres “C” NHL 84 53 95 148 63 11 | Playoffs 7 2 10 12 0 0
1993-94 Buffalo Sabres “C” NHL 16 5 13 18 2 -4 |
1994-95 Buffalo Sabres “C” NHL 22 12 15 27 4 2 | Playoffs 5 2 2 4 2 -2
1995-96 Buffalo Sabres “C” NHL 76 40 51 91 36 -8 |
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres “C” NHL 13 2 6 8 4 -8 |
USA WCup 5 2 2 4 2 4 |
1997-98 New York Rangers NHL 67 23 39 62 36 -16 |
USA OG 4 1 1 2 0 -4 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1976-77 Waterford Peewee QC Int PW - - - - - |
1982-83 Verdun Juniors M-Cup 4 3 2 5 2 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2007-08 Long Island Royals 18U AAA AYHL Asst. Coach
2008-09 Long Island Royals 18U AAA AYHL Asst. Coach
2009-10 Long Island Royals 18U AAA AYHL Head Coach
2010-11 Long Island Royals 18U AAA AYHL Head Coach
2011-12 Long Island Royals 18U AAA AYHL Head Coach
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres NHL Pres. of Hockey Operations
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CC 2 11 6 1 7 0.64 2 -4 | 0
International 1 58 56 55 111 1.91 22 - | 0
M-Cup 1 4 3 2 5 1.25 2 - | 0
MNHL 1 79 175 149 324 4.10 - - | 0
NHL 15 865 468 545 1013 1.17 552 -4 | 9 69 26 36 62 0.90 36 -1
OG 2 10 6 5 11 1.10 0 -4 | 0
QC Int PW 1 - - - - - - - | 0
QMJHL 1 70 104 130 234 3.34 10 - | 1 15 11 24 35 2.33 4 -
WC 1 10 5 3 8 0.80 8 - | 0
WCup 1 5 2 2 4 0.80 2 4 | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Randy Wood (F) 1986-1994 8 Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, USA, USA (CC)
Brent Sutter (F) 1983-1991 8 New York Islanders
Pat Flatley (F) 1983-1991 8 New York Islanders
Bryan Trottier (F) 1983-1990 7 New York Islanders

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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 1982, 1 #4 overall by Belleville Bulls in the OHL Priority Selection

Drafted 1982, 9 #95 overall by Montréal Juniors in the QMJHL Entry Draft

Number 16 retired by Buffalo Sabres

Cult/Star player for Buffalo Sabres

Cult/Star player for New York Islanders

Cult/Star player for USA

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