Louis Sleigher

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Louis Sleigher
Born (1958-10-23) October 23, 1958 (age 58)
Nouvelle, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Quebec Nordiques
Boston Bruins
NHL Draft 233rd overall, 1978
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1978–1986

Louis Sleigher (born October 23, 1958 in Nouvelle, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 62 games in one season with the Quebec Nordiques in the World Hockey Association and 194 games over seven seasons in the National Hockey League with the Nordiques and the Boston Bruins.

In the 1984 NHL Playoffs, Sleigher was a major part of the Good Friday Massacre (French: la bataille du Vendredi saint), in which he knocked Montreal Canadiens player Jean Hamel unconscious during a bench-clearing brawl. The blow eventually contributed to the end of Hamel's playing career. After playing six games for Quebec the following season, Sleigher was dealt to the Boston Bruins where he played two more seasons before retiring.

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