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Pat LaFontaine

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 5-10 (178 cm) ▪ Weight: 182 lbs. (83 kg)

Born: February 22, 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri
Draft: NY Islanders, 1st round (3rd overall), 1983 NHL Entry
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 2003 (Full List)

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com, Olympics at Hockey-Reference.com


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Nov 26, 2014 2:25 PM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1983-84 18 NYI NHL 15 13 6 19 9 9 6 12 1 0 0 5 1 0 35 37.1
1984-85 19 NYI NHL 67 19 35 54 20 9 32 18 1 0 1 31 4 0 173 11.0
1985-86 20 NYI NHL 65 30 23 53 22 16 43 28 2 0 4 18 5 0 172 17.4
1986-87 21 NYI NHL 80 38 32 70 30 -10 70 18 19 1 6 19 13 0 219 17.4
1987-88 22 NYI NHL 75 47 45 92 39 12 52 32 15 0 7 29 16 0 242 19.4 Byng-15
1988-89 23 NYI NHL 79 45 43 88 37 -8 26 29 16 0 4 24 19 0 288 15.6 Byng-5
1989-90 24 NYI NHL 74 54 51 105 43 -13 38 39 13 2 8 24 27 0 286 18.9 AS-5,Byng-3,Hart-5
1990-91 25 NYI NHL 75 41 44 85 34 -6 42 27 12 2 5 23 21 0 225 18.2 Byng-6
1991-92 26 BUF NHL 57 46 47 93 38 10 98 23 23 0 5 22 25 0 203 22.7 AS-5,Byng-8,Hart-13
1992-93 27 BUF NHL 84 53 95 148 55 11 63 31 20 2 7 52 43 0 306 17.3 AS-2,Byng-3,Hart-3,Selke-14
1993-94 28 BUF NHL 16 5 13 18 6 -4 2 4 1 0 0 9 4 0 40 12.5
1994-95 29 BUF NHL 22 12 15 27 11 2 4 5 6 1 3 5 10 0 54 22.2 Masterton-1
1995-96 30 BUF NHL 76 40 51 91 36 -8 36 22 15 3 7 27 24 0 224 17.9 Byng-7
1996-97 31 BUF NHL 13 2 6 8 3 -8 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 38 5.3
1997-98 32 NYR NHL 67 23 39 62 22 -16 36 12 11 0 2 21 18 0 160 14.4
8 yrs NYI NHL 530 287 279 566 234 9 309 203 79 5 35 173 106 0 1640 17.5
6 yrs BUF NHL 268 158 227 385 149 3 207 86 66 6 22 116 111 0 865 18.3
1 yr NYR NHL 67 23 39 62 22 -16 36 12 11 0 2 21 18 0 160 14.4
Career NHL 865 468 545 1013 405 -4 552 301 156 11 59 310 235 0 2665 17.6

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1983-84 18 NYI NHL 15 0.87 0.40 1.27 0.59 0.40 2.33 10 5 15 7 23 2 12 0 9 1.7 0.4 2.0
1984-85 19 NYI NHL 67 0.28 0.52 0.81 0.30 0.48 2.58 15 28 43 16 82 14 60 1 9 2.6 0.9 3.4
1985-86 20 NYI NHL 65 0.46 0.35 0.82 0.35 0.66 2.65 23 18 41 17 74 14 46 2 16 3.1 1.1 4.2
1986-87 21 NYI NHL 80 0.48 0.40 0.88 0.37 0.88 2.74 32 27 59 25 104 53 71 10 -10 5.0 0.8 5.8
1987-88 22 NYI NHL 75 0.63 0.60 1.23 0.51 0.69 3.23 39 38 77 32 125 52 67 6 12 7.5 1.1 8.6 Byng-15
1988-89 23 NYI NHL 79 0.57 0.54 1.11 0.46 0.33 3.65 37 35 72 30 115 52 77 6 -8 6.7 0.9 7.6 Byng-5
1989-90 24 NYI NHL 74 0.73 0.69 1.42 0.59 0.51 3.86 45 43 88 36 141 66 98 10 -13 8.9 0.6 9.5 AS-5,Byng-3,Hart-5
1990-91 25 NYI NHL 75 0.55 0.59 1.13 0.46 0.56 3.00 37 39 76 31 117 45 91 13 -6 7.1 1.0 8.1 Byng-6
1991-92 26 BUF NHL 57 0.81 0.82 1.63 0.67 1.72 3.56 41 41 82 34 136 70 67 11 10 8.9 1.0 9.9 AS-5,Byng-8,Hart-13
1992-93 27 BUF NHL 84 0.63 1.13 1.76 0.65 0.75 3.64 43 76 119 44 200 88 105 4 11 11.9 1.3 13.2 AS-2,Byng-3,Hart-3,Selke-14
1993-94 28 BUF NHL 16 0.31 0.81 1.13 0.40 0.13 2.50 5 12 17 6 30 11 28 5 -4 1.4 0.1 1.5
1994-95 29 BUF NHL 22 0.55 0.68 1.23 0.49 0.18 2.45 21 26 47 19 41 22 18 1 2 2.8 0.4 3.2 Masterton-1
1995-96 30 BUF NHL 76 0.53 0.67 1.20 0.47 0.47 2.95 38 49 87 34 133 68 90 17 -8 8.3 0.8 9.1 Byng-7
1996-97 31 BUF NHL 13 0.15 0.46 0.62 0.21 0.31 2.92 2 6 8 3 11 6 13 0 -8 0.4 -0.1 0.3
1997-98 32 NYR NHL 67 0.34 0.58 0.93 0.34 0.54 2.39 26 45 71 26 75 38 56 3 -16 6.0 0.5 6.4
8 yrs NYI NHL 530 0.54 0.53 1.07 0.44 0.58 3.09 238 233 471 193 781 298 522 48 9 42.6 6.7 49.3
6 yrs BUF NHL 268 0.59 0.85 1.44 0.55 0.77 3.23 150 210 360 139 551 265 321 38 3 33.6 3.5 37.1
1 yr NYR NHL 67 0.34 0.58 0.93 0.34 0.54 2.39 26 45 71 26 75 38 56 3 -16 6.0 0.5 6.4
Career NHL 865 0.54 0.63 1.17 0.47 0.64 3.08 414 488 902 359 1407 601 899 89 -4 82.1 10.7 92.8

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1983-84 18 NYI NHL 16 3 6 9 3 -2 8 3 0 0 0 21 14.3
1984-85 19 NYI NHL 9 1 2 3 1 -3 4 1 0 0 0 7 14.3
1985-86 20 NYI NHL 3 1 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1 0 0 7 14.3
1986-87 21 NYI NHL 14 5 7 12 5 -6 10 4 1 0 2 39 12.8
1987-88 22 NYI NHL 6 4 5 9 4 2 8 3 1 0 1 16 25.0
1989-90 24 NYI NHL 2 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0
1991-92 26 BUF NHL 7 8 3 11 5 0 4 2 5 1 1 27 29.6
1992-93 27 BUF NHL 7 2 10 12 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 13 15.4
1994-95 29 BUF NHL 5 2 2 4 2 -2 2 1 1 0 0 11 18.2
Career NHL 69 26 36 62 24 -14 36 15 10 1 4 146 17.8

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1981-82 16 Detroit Compuware MNHL 79 175 149 324
1982-83 17 Verdun Juniors QMJHL 70 104 130 234 10 79 17 8 17
1983-84 18 United States Nat-Tm 58 56 55 111 22
1983-84 18 United States Olympics 6 5 3 8 0
1987-88 22 United States Can-Cup 5 3 0 3 0
1988-89 23 United States WEC-A 10 5 3 8 8
1991-92 26 United States Can-Cup 6 3 1 4 2
1996-97 31 United States W-Cup 5 2 2 4 2
1997-98 32 United States Olympics 4 1 1 2 0
Career 2 Seasons Can-Cup 11 6 1 7 2
Career 1 Season MNHL 79 175 149 324
Career 1 Season Nat-Tm 58 56 55 111 22
Career 2 Seasons Olympics 10 6 4 10 0
Career 1 Season QMJHL 70 104 130 234 10 79 17 8 17
Career 1 Season W-Cup 5 2 2 4 2
Career 1 Season WEC-A 10 5 3 8 8

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1982-83 17 Verdun Juniors QMJHL 15 11 24 35 4 7 1 3 4
1982-83 17 Verdun Juniors M-Cup 4 3 2 5 2
Career 1 Season M-Cup 4 3 2 5 2
Career 1 Season QMJHL 15 11 24 35 4 7 1 3 4
Rk Year Tm G A +/- PIM S SHFT
1 1984 USA 5 4 0
2 1998 USA 1 1 -4 0 6
Car 6 5 -4 0 6

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 15 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Pat LaFontaine 13.2 9.9 9.5 9.1 8.6 8.1 7.6 6.4 5.8 4.2 3.4 3.2 2.0 1.5 0.3
Peter Stastny 93.8 10.4 9.8 9.6 9.5 9.2 8.6 7.6 6.3 5.4 5.1 4.6 4.1 2.5 1.3 0.1
Michel Goulet 93.1 11.6 9.7 9.0 8.7 8.7 8.3 7.0 6.3 5.5 5.2 4.3 3.8 3.6 2.8 2.5
Vincent Lecavalier 93.1 13.4 10.7 9.3 9.3 8.1 6.7 6.7 6.4 5.9 5.6 4.4 3.6 3.0 1.9
Alexei Yashin 91.6 12.0 10.5 9.5 8.7 8.3 6.6 6.0 5.8 5.2 4.4 4.1 3.3
Bobby Clarke 91.1 11.7 11.2 10.3 9.4 9.1 8.3 8.1 6.4 6.1 5.1 4.9 4.2 4.1 3.7 3.4
Patrick Marleau 90.7 11.4 9.4 9.2 8.8 8.5 8.0 6.8 6.1 6.0 5.4 5.3 4.5 4.1 3.6 3.1
Adam Oates 90.6 12.2 10.5 9.6 8.9 7.9 7.6 7.6 6.9 6.3 5.2 5.0 4.5 3.8 2.9 0.5
Mark Messier 90.0 11.3 9.9 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.1 8.0 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.7 5.0 3.8 3.7 0.9
Darryl Sittler 89.8 12.2 9.0 8.7 8.7 8.5 8.1 7.5 6.9 6.8 6.5 4.5 4.3 2.1 1.2 0.8
Peter Bondra 89.1 12.1 10.3 10.2 10.2 8.6 7.2 7.1 6.2 6.2 5.4 5.0 4.5 4.3 3.9 1.7
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Pat LaFontaine 13.2 9.9 9.5 9.1 8.6 8.1 7.6 6.4 5.8 4.2 3.4 3.2 2.0 1.5 0.3
Peter Stastny 93.8 10.4 9.8 9.6 9.5 9.2 8.6 7.6 6.3 5.4 5.1 4.6 4.1 2.5 1.3 0.1
Michel Goulet 93.1 11.6 9.7 9.0 8.7 8.7 8.3 7.0 6.3 5.5 5.2 4.3 3.8 3.6 2.8 2.5
Vincent Lecavalier 93.1 13.4 10.7 9.3 9.3 8.1 6.7 6.7 6.4 5.9 5.6 4.4 3.6 3.0 1.9
Alexei Yashin 91.6 12.0 10.5 9.5 8.7 8.3 6.6 6.0 5.8 5.2 4.4 4.1 3.3
Bobby Clarke 91.1 11.7 11.2 10.3 9.4 9.1 8.3 8.1 6.4 6.1 5.1 4.9 4.2 4.1 3.7 3.4
Patrick Marleau 90.7 11.4 9.4 9.2 8.8 8.5 8.0 6.8 6.1 6.0 5.4 5.3 4.5 4.1 3.6 3.1
Darryl Sittler 89.8 12.2 9.0 8.7 8.7 8.5 8.1 7.5 6.9 6.8 6.5 4.5 4.3 2.1 1.2 0.8
Peter Bondra 88.7 12.1 10.3 10.2 10.2 8.6 7.2 7.1 6.2 6.2 5.4 5.0 4.5 4.3 3.9 1.7 1.3
Milan Hejduk 88.5 14.6 10.6 10.2 9.0 8.4 6.5 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.2 5.2 4.4 3.1 0.7
Martin St. Louis 88.4 13.2 11.8 11.3 9.9 8.7 8.4 7.7 7.6 6.3 6.1 4.3 3.9 0.6 0.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

October 25, 1991: 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.

September 29, 1997: Traded to NY Rangers by Buffalo for NY Rangers' 2nd round choice (Andrew Peters) in 1998 Entry Draft and future considerations, September 29, 1997.

March 16, 1998: Suffered career-ending concussion in game vs. Ottawa, March 16, 1998.

October 12, 1999: Officially announced retirement, October 12, 1999.

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