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 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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