Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bob LaForest
LaForest began his career with Welland Cougars of the OJHL in 1979-80. The following year he went on to play in the OHL for three years. During his third season while playing with the North Bay Trappers, he began to make NHL teams rethink why they didn't draft him the previous year.

In 1983-84, LaForest made his NHL debut with the Los Angeles Kings. Playing in five games, he recorded a goal and an assist. Unfortunately, this was the only time he played in the NHL. While playing for the New Haven Nighthawks LaForest was traded to Boston but only played for their farm team the Hershey Bears.

Following two years in the AHL, LaForest went on to play in the IHL with the Indianapolis Chekers in 1984-85. During that same year he was traded to the Fort Wayne Komets and the next season he was traded again, this time to the Milwaukee Admirals.

LaForest played his last season in 1986-87 with the Dundas Real McCoys of the OHA Sr. ending his career with 19 goals and 24 assist in 36 games.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Welland Cougars ON-Jr.B 43 30 32 62 6
1980-81 Niagara Falls Flyers OMJHL 47 10 6 16 21 11 1 3 4 18
1981-82 Niagara Falls Flyers OHL 66 31 40 71 40 5 4 5 9 0
1982-83 North Bay Centennials OHL 65 58 38 96 32 8 5 2 7 8
1983-84 Los Angeles Kings NHL 5 1 0 1 2 -3
1983-84 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 26 2 7 9 0
1983-84 Hershey Bears AHL 42 11 16 27 10
1984-85 Indianapolis Checkers IHL 18 3 6 9 0
1984-85 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 3 1 0 1 0
1985-86 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 3 0 0 0 0
1986-87 Dundas Real McCoys OHA-Sr. 36 19 24 43 19
NHL Totals 5 1 0 1 2


Brother of Mark Traded to Boston by Los Angeles for Marco Baron, January 3, 1984.