François Lacombe

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François Lacombe
Born (1948-02-24) February 24, 1948 (age 69)
Lachine, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Oakland Seals
Buffalo Sabres
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1968–1980

François Lacombe (born February 24, 1948 in Lachine, Quebec) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman.

Professional hockey career[edit]

Lacombe played in the National Hockey League with the Oakland Seals, Buffalo Sabres and Quebec Nordiques. He spent seven seasons, the majority of his career, in the World Hockey Association with the Quebec Nordiques (six seasons) and Calgary Cowboys (one season).

Lacombe played a total of 78 regular season NHL games, scoring two goals and adding 17 assists. He also appeared in 3 playoff games with Oakland in the 1969 Stanley Cup Playoffs, tallying one assist. Meanwhile, Lacombe played in 440 WHA games, scoring 38 goals and adding 139 assists. He appeared in 54 Avco Cup playoff games in the WHA, scoring five goals and tallying ten assists.

In 1970 Lacombe was traded to the Montreal Canadiens along with California's first draft pick in 1971 (they choose Guy Lafleur) for Ernie Hicke and Montreal's first round pick. The trade is considered one of the worst of all time.[1]

Minor hockey[edit]

Lacombe is now coaching in Châteauguay with the Châteauguay Midget AAA Patriotes. He was arrested on March 12, 2008, after allegedly throwing a garbage can at a player on an opposing team sparking a bench clearing brawl. The charges were later dropped.[2][1]


  1. ^ Fred MacDonald (February 17, 2008). "Worst of the Worst". Charlotte Town Guardian. Retrieved 2008-03-13. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Claude Beaulieu (March 12, 2008). ""Midget" hockey brawl in Dorval". CJAD 800AM News. Retrieved 2008-03-13. [dead link]

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