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Bob Laforest
Position Right wing
Shot Right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
Teams Los Angeles Kings
Born (1963-05-19)May 19, 1963,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CN
NHL Draft 87th overall, 1983
Los Angeles Kings
Pro Career 1983 – present

Robert LaForest (born May 19, 1963) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Los Angeles Kings in the National Hockey League. He is the younger brother of former NHL goalie Mark Laforest.

Playing career[]

LaForest was drafted by the Kings in the in fifth round, 87th overall, in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, after not being selected the two previous years even though he was eligible.[1] LaForest played only 5 games in the NHL all during the 1983–84 season.[2] The highlight of his NHL career occurred on on the first game of the 1983–84 season, when LaForest scored his only NHL goal against Minnesota North Stars goaltender Gilles Meloche.[1] After his 5 NHL games LaForest was send to the minors were he split time between the New Haven Nighthawks and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League. The following year LaForest began a two year stint in the International Hockey League (IHL) playing for the Indianapolis Checkers, Fort Wayne Komets, and Milwaukee Admirals.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1983 NHL DRAFT PICK: Bob Laforest. Hockey Draft Retrieved on 2010-05-27.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bob LaForest's player profile. Hockey Retrieved on 2010-05-27.

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