Bob LaForest

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Bob LaForest
Born (1963-05-19) May 19, 1963 (age 53)
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Los Angeles Kings
NHL Draft 87th overall, 1983
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1983–1986

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. LaForest was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, but grew up in Welland, Ontario.

Playing career[edit]

LaForest was drafted by the Kings in the 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 in 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 sent to the minors where 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]

After his playing career LaForest moved to Welland, Ontario, and became a real estate agent, working as a sales representative with Re/Max Welland Realty Ltd.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "1983 NHL DRAFT PICK: Bob Laforest". Hockey Draft Retrieved 2010-05-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Bob LaForest's player profile". Hockey Retrieved 2010-05-27. 

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