October 23, 1958 |
Nouvelle, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||Quebec Nordiques
|NHL Draft||233rd overall, 1978
Louis Sleigher (born October 23, 1958 in Nouvelle, Quebec) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 62 games in the World Hockey Association and 194 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Quebec Nordiques and Boston Bruins. In the 1984 NHL Playoffs, Sleigher was a major part of the Good Friday Massacre, known in French as la bataille du Vendredi saint in which he knocked former Canadiens player Jean Hamel unconscious by hitting him with a punch while many players from both teams were participating in the 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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