Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gord Labossiere
Centre Gord Labossiere was a creative playmaker who played over 200 NHL games in the 1960s and '70s. His greatest success came in the WHA and the minors where he was consistent threat on offense.

The native of St. Boniface, Manitoba was an imposing force in the Manitoba junior league with three teams. His best year was 1957-58 when he scored a league leading 44 goals for the Brandon Rangers. He spent his first five years as a pro in the WHL and EPHL before joining the New York Rangers for 15 games in 1963-64.

During the mid-'60s Labossiere was a top scorer in the AHL. His best year was a 95-point performance in 1966-67 for the Quebec Aces which earned him selection to the league's first all-star team. Expansion provided the talented pivot with his first real chance to show what he could do in the NHL. He was acquired by the Los Angeles Kings and played two years of solid two-way hockey for them.

In 1969-70, he was sent back to the AHL but returned to score eleven goals in the first 45 games of the 1970-71 season before he joined the Minnesota North Stars. Labossiere was essentially a third and fourth liner for his new club and only played nine games the following season.

After scoring 85 points in 66 games for the AHL's Cleveland Barons in 1971-72, he signed with the Houston Aeros of the WHA. Labossiere was an important two-way player for the club when it captured consecutive Avco World trophies as playoff champions in 1974 and 1975. He retired in 1976 after scoring 24 goals for the Aeros.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1956-57 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 29 20 13 33 57 4 1 0 1 6
1957-58 Brandon Rangers MJHL 30 44 35 79 97
1957-58 Saskatoon/St. Paul Saints WHL 2 0 0 0 2
1957-58 St. Boniface Canadiens M-Cup 11 10 5 15 38
1958-59 Saskatoon Quakers WHL 64 25 19 44 83
1959-60 Edmonton Flyers WHL 65 20 18 38 72 4 0 1 1 4
1960-61 Edmonton Flyers WHL 20 5 11 16 20
1960-61 Winnipeg Warriors WHL 43 17 17 34 62
1961-62 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 30 10 11 21 44
1961-62 Seattle Totems WHL 21 4 4 8 12 2 0 0 0 0
1962-63 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 72 34 67 101 94 8 4 5 9 23
1963-64 New York Rangers NHL 15 0 0 0 12
1963-64 Baltimore Clippers AHL 48 17 17 34 20
1964-65 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1964-65 Baltimore Clippers AHL 72 38 41 79 72 5 1 1 2 6
1965-66 Quebec Aces AHL 63 31 51 82 137 6 0 1 1 14
1966-67 Quebec Aces AHL 72 40 55 95 71 5 2 3 5 18
1967-68 Los Angeles Kings NHL 68 13 27 40 31 +6 7 2 3 5 24
1968-69 Los Angeles Kings NHL 48 10 18 28 12 -7
1968-69 Springfield Kings AHL 25 13 23 36 40
1969-70 Springfield Kings AHL 60 30 59 89 94 14 2 5 7 21
1970-71 Los Angeles Kings NHL 45 11 10 21 16 -22
1970-71 Minnesota North Stars NHL 29 8 4 12 4 -3 3 0 0 0 4
1971-72 Minnesota North Stars NHL 9 2 3 5 0 +2
1971-72 Cleveland Barons AHL 66 40 45 85 71 6 4 2 6 4
1972-73 Houston Aeros WHA 77 36 60 96 56 6 1 4 5 8
1973-74 Houston Aeros WHA 67 19 36 55 30 14 7 9 16 20
1974-75 Houston Aeros WHA 76 23 34 57 40 13 6 7 13 4
1975-76 Houston Aeros WHA 80 24 32 56 18 17 2 8 10 14
NHL Totals 215 44 62 106 75 10 2 3 5 28


EPHL First All-Star Team (1963)
AHL First All-Star Team (1967)
John B. Sollenberger Trophy (Leading Scorer - AHL) (1967)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1970)
Claimed by Detroit from NY Rangers (Saskatoon-WHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 9, 1959. Loaned to Winnipeg (WHL) by Detroit (Edmonton-WHL) for the loan of Ray Brunel, December, 1960. Claimed by NY Rangers from Detroit (Sudbury-EPHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 4, 1963. Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers with Earl Ingarfield, Noel Price, Dave McComb and cash for Garry Peters and Cesare Maniago, June 8, 1965. Claimed by Los Angeles from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Montreal by Los Angeles with Ray Fortin for Ralph Backstrom, January 26, 1971. Traded to Minnesota by Montreal for Rey Comeau, January 26, 1971. Selected by Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to NY Islanders by Minnesota for future considerations for cash, June 6, 1972. Claimed by Quebec (WHA) from Houston (WHA) in 1976 WHA Intra-League Draft, June, 1976.