Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Claude Larose
Right-winger Claude Larose played over 900 NHL games for three different clubs. He was a fine skater who was equally proficient at generating offense or preventing scoring chances.

Born in Hearst, Ontario, Larose played junior with the OHA's Peterborough Petes. During the early 1960s, he played a handful of games for the Habs while toiling mostly in the EPHL and CHL. He scored 21 goals as a rookie in 1964-65 and helped Montreal win its first Stanley Cup since it capped off five consecutive titles in 1960. Larose was a solid two-way forward over the next three years which included two more Stanley Cups in 1966 and 1968.

Prior to the 1968-69 season, Larose was traded to the Minnesota North Stars where he recorded consecutive 20-goal seasons and served as the squad's captain in 1969-70. He also formed a solid partnership with linemates Danny O'Shea and Danny Grant. He returned to the Habs in 1970-71 and was a part of his fourth Stanley Cup team. The next year, he hit the 20-goal mark while working on the same line as Henri Richard and Rejean Houle.

Larose played on another Montreal Cup winner in 1973 but was traded to the St. Louis Blues in 1974 when the Habs introduced fiery youngster Mario Tremblay to the lineup and were content with Guy Lafleur's progress. Larose's finest year in Missouri was a 29-goal performance in 1976-77. He retired in 1978 after suiting up for 69 games with the Blues. Larose later worked as a scout for the Blues and the Hartford Whalers.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1959-60 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 48 9 10 19 34 12 2 7 9 17
1960-61 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 46 36 27 63 108 5 5 0 5 31
1961-62 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 50 18 36 54 150
1961-62 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EPHL 1 0 1 1 2 6 3 1 4 6
1962-63 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 0 0 0 0
1962-63 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EPHL 49 19 24 43 42 3 1 0 1 2
1963-64 Montreal Canadiens NHL 21 1 1 2 43 2 1 0 1 0
1963-64 Omaha Knights CPHL 47 27 22 49 105 8 8 6 14 17
1964-65 Montreal Canadiens NHL 68 21 16 37 82 13 0 1 1 14
1965-66 Montreal Canadiens NHL 64 15 18 33 67 6 0 1 1 31
1966-67 Montreal Canadiens NHL 69 19 16 35 82 10 1 5 6 15
1967-68 Montreal Canadiens NHL 42 2 9 11 28 0 12 3 2 5 8
1967-68 Houston Apollos CPHL 10 6 7 13 32
1968-69 Minnesota North Stars NHL 67 25 37 62 106 -10
1969-70 Minnesota North Stars NHL 75 24 23 47 109 -17 6 1 1 2 25
1970-71 Montreal Canadiens NHL 64 10 13 23 90 -8 11 1 0 1 10
1971-72 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 20 18 38 64 +9 6 2 1 3 23
1972-73 Montreal Canadiens NHL 73 11 23 34 30 +29 17 3 4 7 6
1973-74 Montreal Canadiens NHL 39 17 7 24 52 +11 5 0 2 2 11
1974-75 Montreal Canadiens NHL 8 1 2 3 6 -2
1974-75 St. Louis Blues NHL 56 10 17 27 38 +7 2 1 1 2 0
1975-76 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 13 25 38 48 +7 3 0 0 0 0
1976-77 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 29 19 48 22 +5 4 1 0 1 0
1977-78 St. Louis Blues NHL 69 8 13 21 20 -19
NHL Totals 943 226 257 483 887 97 14 18 32 143


Father of Guy Played in NHL All-Star Game (1965, 1967, 1969, 1970) Traded to Minnesota by Montreal with Danny Grant and future considerations (Bob Murdoch, May 25, 1971) for Minnesota's 1st round pick (Dave Gardner) in 1972 Amateur Draft, cash and future considerations (Marshall Johnston, May 25, 1971), June 10, 1968. Traded to Montreal by Minnesota for Bobby Rousseau, June 10, 1970. Traded to St. Louis by Montreal for cash, December 5, 1974.
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