Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marc Laforge
Mark Laforge was born January 3, 1968 in Sudbury, Ontario. A graduate of the NOHA, Laforge was a hard nosed winger who went on to play parts of three seasons in the OHL, from 1984 to 1987 with Kingston and Sudbury. Laforge's third year in the league was relatively short. After a mere 14 games, Laforge was suspended for life for an on-ice incident in a game versus the Guelph Platers on November 6, 1987.

Originally drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the second round of the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, Laforge played briefly with Hartford's AHL affiliate in Binghamton and had a brief stint with the IHL's Indiannapolis Ice, while making his NHL debut during the 1989-90 season.

In March of 1990, Laforge was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers where he played in five games over the course of the next five seasons. The rugged-winger spent most of his time with the Oilers AHL affiliate in Cape-Breton before being dealt to the New York Islanders in the early stages of the 1993-94. Upon his arrival with Islanders organization, Laforge finished out the 1993-94 season with the IHL's Salt Lake Golden Eagles.

Following the 1993-94 season, the Sudbury native had stints in Cape-Breton and Syracuse of the AHL, Manitoba, San Antonio and Minnesota of the IHL, Anchorage San Diego and Bakersfield of the WCHL and San Antonio and Indianapolis of the CHL before calling it a career following the 2000-01 season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1983-84 Sudbury Midget Wolves NOHA 55 6 24 30 42
1984-85 Kingston Canadians OHL 57 1 5 6 214
1985-86 Kingston Canadians OHL 60 1 13 14 248 10 0 1 1 30
1986-87 Kingston Canadians OHL 53 2 10 12 224 12 1 0 1 79
1986-87 Binghamton Whalers AHL 4 0 0 0 7
1987-88 Sudbury Wolves OHL 14 0 2 2 68
1988-89 Binghamton Whalers AHL 38 2 2 4 179
1988-89 Indianapolis Ice IHL 14 0 2 2 138
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 9 0 0 0 43 -1
1989-90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 25 2 6 8 111
1989-90 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 3 0 1 1 24 3 0 0 0 27
1990-91 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 49 1 7 8 217
1991-92 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 59 0 14 14 341 4 0 0 0 24
1992-93 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 77 1 12 13 208 15 1 2 3 78
1993-94 Edmonton Oilers NHL 5 0 0 0 21 -2
1993-94 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 14 0 0 0 91
1993-94 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 43 0 2 2 242
1994-95 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 18 0 1 1 80
1994-95 Syracuse Crunch AHL 39 1 5 6 202
1995-96 Minnesota Moose IHL 20 0 2 2 102
1996-97 San Antonio Dragons IHL 67 1 7 8 311 7 0 0 0 26
1997-98 Manitoba Moose IHL 7 0 0 0 4
1997-98 Anchorage Aces WCHL 27 1 10 11 124 8 1 2 3 14
1998-99 San Antonio Iguanas CHL 58 0 8 8 302 -6 7 0 0 0 43
1999-00 San Antonio Iguanas CHL 61 2 15 17 243 +4
2000-01 San Diego Gulls WCHL 4 0 1 1 12
2000-01 Bakersfield Condors WCHL 2 0 1 1 27
2000-01 Indianapolis Ice CHL 49 1 5 6 175
NHL Totals 14 0 0 0 64


Suspended for life by OHL for on-ice incident in game vs. Guelph, November 6, 1987. Traded to Edmonton by Hartford for the rights to Cam Brauer, March 6, 1990. Traded to NY Islanders by Edmonton for Brent Grieve, December 15, 1993.