|5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
172 lb (78 kg)
Kansas City Scouts
Birmingham Bulls (WHA)
|Born||February 5, 1945,|
L'Abord A Plouffe, PQ, CAN
|Pro Career||1965 – 1977|
Jean-Guy Lagace (born February 5, 1945, in L'Abord A Plouffe, Quebec) is a former professional ice hockey defenceman. He played in the National Hockey League with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Buffalo Sabres, and Kansas City Scouts; in addition, he played one season in the World Hockey Association with the Birmingham Bulls.
He played for the Montreal Junior Canadiens in 1964-65 and then turned pro with the Muskegon Zephyrs (a Montreal Canadiens' farm team) in 1965-66. The Canadiens were very deep in talent and Lagace could not make the NHL team.
In 1968 he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Larry Hillman. Lagace played his first NHL game during the 4-3 loss to the Oakland Seals on December 28, 1968. He played 16 more during the season but was then sent to the minors. The expansion Buffalo Sabres acquired him in 1970-71 but he only got into three games for the Sabres.
The Penguins got him back in 1971 for Terry Ball. He played parts of three seasons with the Penguins and then was traded to the expansion Kansas City Scouts in January, 1975, with Denis Herron for Michel Plasse. Lagace played the rest of the 1974-75 season and all of 1975-76 for the Scouts.
In his NHL career, Lagace played in 197 games, scoring nine goals and adding 39 assists. In the WHA, Lagace played in 78 games, scoring two goals and adding 25 assists.