Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mike Lalor
Mike Lalor was the prototypical stay-at-home defenceman. He played a simple game based on staying with his check, keeping opposing players away from his goal, and clearing the puck out of the defensive zone.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Lalor played two years in the OHL with the Brantford Alexanders where he played the body and contributed 56 points. He was signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens in 1983 then spent two years apprenticing in the AHL.

Lalor was a solid addition to the Habs' defence in 1985-86 and helped the club vanquish the Calgary Flames in the Stanley Cup finals. He was a regular on the blueline brigade until the early part of the 1988-89 season when he was traded to the St. Louis Blues. Lalor spent the 1989-90 season with the Blues and helped the club reach the second round of the playoffs.

The veteran rearguard was a desirable commodity for many teams. After playing a couple of years each with the Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets, Lalor helped the San Jose Sharks improve in 1993-94. During the last three and a half years of his career he was a valuable role player on the defense-oriented Dallas Stars. He also spent some time in the IHL and competed for the United States at the 1996 World Championships before retiring in 1997.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Fort Erie Meteors ON-Jr.B 29 1 4 5 20
1980-81 Hamilton Mountain A's ON-Jr.A 44 5 28 33 83
1981-82 Brampton Battalion OHL 64 3 13 16 114 11 0 6 6 11
1982-83 Brantford Alexanders OHL 65 10 30 40 113 8 1 3 4 20
1983-84 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 67 5 11 16 80 12 0 2 2 13
1984-85 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 79 9 23 32 114 17 3 5 8 36
1985-86 Montreal Canadiens NHL 62 3 5 8 56 -4 17 1 2 3 29
1986-87 Montreal Canadiens NHL 57 0 10 10 47 +5 13 2 1 3 29
1987-88 Montreal Canadiens NHL 66 1 10 11 113 +4 11 0 0 0 11
1988-89 Montreal Canadiens NHL 12 1 4 5 15 -1
1988-89 St. Louis Blues NHL 36 1 14 15 54 +15 10 1 1 2 14
1989-90 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 0 16 16 81 -6 12 0 2 2 31
1990-91 Washington Capitals NHL 68 1 5 6 61 -23 10 1 2 3 22
1991-92 Washington Capitals NHL 64 5 7 12 64 +14
1991-92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 15 2 3 5 14 +11 7 0 0 0 19
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 64 1 8 9 76 -10 4 0 2 2 4
1993-94 San Jose Sharks NHL 23 0 2 2 8 -5
1993-94 Dallas Stars NHL 12 0 1 1 6 -5 5 0 0 0 6
1994-95 Dallas Stars NHL 12 0 0 0 9 0 3 0 0 0 2
1994-95 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 5 0 1 1 11
1995-96 Dallas Stars NHL 63 1 2 3 31 -10
1995-96 San Francisco Spiders IHL 12 2 2 4 6
1995-96 United States WC-A 8 0 0 0 4
1996-97 Dallas Stars NHL 55 1 1 2 42 +3
NHL Totals 687 17 88 105 677 92 5 10 15 167


Signed as a free agent by Montreal, September, 1983. Traded to St. Louis by Montreal with Montreal's 1st round pick (later traded to Vancouver - Vancouver selected Shawn Antoski) in 1990 NHL Draft for St. Louis' 1st round pick (Turner Stevenson) in 1990 NHL Draft and St. Louis' 3rd round pick (later traded back to St. Louis - St. Louis selected Nathan LaFayette) in 1991 NHL Draft, January 16, 1989. Traded to Washington by St. Louis with Peter Zezel for Geoff Courtnall, July 13, 1990. Traded to Winnipeg by Washington for Paul MacDermid, March 2, 1992. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 13, 1993. Traded to Dallas by San Jose with Doug Zmolek for Ulf Dahlen and Dallas' 7th round pick (Brad Mehalko) in 1995 NHL Draft, March 19, 1994.
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