Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Christian Laflamme
Born in Lac St-Charles, Quebec, Christian Laflamme starred in the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League with the Ste-Foy Gouverneurs. He then spent two years each in the QMJHL with Verdun College Francais and the Beauport Harfangs. The rugged defender was taken 45th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft then sent back for one last year of junior.

Laflamme saw most of his ice time as a rookie with the Indianapolis Ice of the IHL. He became a regular in Chicago in 1997-98 where his hard-hitting and abrasive style suited the club. After the better part of three seasons with the Blackhawk organization, Laflamme was dealt to the Edmonton Oilers in March 1999.

Following a brief stay in Edmonton, the hard-nosed blueliner was traded to the Montreal Canadiens prior to the March trade deadline in 2000. Upon his arrival with Montreal, Laflamme added a physical component to the Habs' defensive corps, before his season ended after suffering a serious groin injury in December 2000.

In the summer of 2001 Laflamme was on the move again, joining the St. Louis Blues. A free-agent signing by the Blues, Laflamme split his time with St. Louis and the team's AHL affiliate in Worcester for the next three seasons before signing as a free-agent with Kassel of the German Elite League in the spring of 2004.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1991-92 Ste-Foy Gouverneurs QAAA 42 5 27 32 100 8 1 2 3 14
1992-93 Verdun College Francais QMJHL 69 2 17 19 72 3 0 2 2 6
1992-93 Canada U-18 5 0 1 1 6
1993-94 Verdun College Francais QMJHL 72 4 34 38 85 4 0 3 3 4
1994-95 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 67 6 41 47 82 8 1 4 5 6
1995-96 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 41 13 23 36 63 20 7 17 24 32
1996-97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 4 0 1 1 2 +3
1996-97 Indianapolis Ice IHL 62 5 15 20 60 4 1 1 2 16
1997-98 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 72 0 11 11 59 +14
1998-99 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 62 2 11 13 70 0
1998-99 Portland Pirates AHL 2 0 1 1 2 -1
1998-99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 11 0 1 1 0 -3 4 0 1 1 2
1999-00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 50 0 5 5 32 -4
1999-00 Montreal Canadiens NHL 15 0 2 2 8 -5
2000-01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 39 0 3 3 42 -11
2001-02 St. Louis Blues NHL 8 0 1 1 4 +3
2001-02 Worcester IceCats AHL 62 2 17 19 52 +13
2002-03 St. Louis Blues NHL 47 0 9 9 45 +1 5 0 0 0 4
2002-03 Worcester IceCats AHL 8 0 4 4 6 +2
2003-04 St. Louis Blues NHL 16 0 1 1 20 -3
2003-04 Worcester IceCats AHL 28 1 4 5 25 7 0 0 0 6
2004-05 Kassel Huskies Germany 43 4 12 16 96 7 0 1 1 12
2005-06 Nurnberg Ice Tigers Germany 51 6 12 18 86
2006-07 Sinupret Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 50 5 16 21 172 13 0 5 5 28
2007-08 Sinupret Ice Tigers Nurnberg Germany 54 5 25 30 76 5 0 1 1 4
NHL Totals 324 2 45 47 282 9 0 1 1 6


QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1993)
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1995)
Traded to Edmonton by Chicago with Daniel Cleary, Ethan Moreau and Chad Kilger for Boris Mironov, Dean McAmmond and Jonas Elofsson, March 20, 1999. Traded to Montreal by Edmonton with Matthieu Descoteaux for Igor Ulanov and Alain Nasreddine, March 9, 2000.
Missed majority of 2000-01 due to groin injury vs. Calgary, December 13, 2000. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August 21, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Kassel (Germany), May 16, 2004.
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