Yvon Labre

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Yvon Labre
Yvon Labre 1973.JPG
Labre in 1973
Born (1949-11-29) November 29, 1949 (age 67)
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Baltimore Clippers
Hershey Bears
NHL
Pittsburgh Penguins
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 38th overall, 1969
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 1969–1981

Yvon Jules Labre (born November 29, 1949 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player.

Labre was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins, for whom he played 37 games before being selected by the Washington Capitals in the 1974 NHL Expansion Draft. Labre scored the first-ever home goal for Washington, beating the Los Angeles Kings' goaltender Rogie Vachon. Although he was never one to put up big offensive numbers, Labre's value was noted in being a hard-nosed defensive defenceman on the ice and an active member of community programs and youth hockey programs off it. Such dedication to a team in a location not known for rich hockey history made him one of the Capitals' most popular players during his time there.

Labre served as team captain from 1976 to 1978. He remained in the Capitals organization after his playing career ended. At various times since his retirement, he has served as an assistant coach, colour commentator, scout and the director of community relations for the Capitals. Labre's jersey number (#7) was retired by the Capitals on November 22, 1981.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1967–68 Toronto Marlboros OHA 43 4 8 12 107
1968–69 Toronto Marlboros OHA 54 1 16 17 185
1969–70 Baltimore Clippers AHL 64 1 8 9 111 5 0 2 2 38
1970–71 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 21 1 1 2 19
1970–71 Amarillo Wranglers CHL 42 2 9 11 125
1971–72 Hershey Bears AHL 59 3 9 12 134 4 2 1 3 20
1972–73 Hershey Bears AHL 72 8 29 37 170 7 1 3 4 35
1973–74 Hershey Bears AHL 56 6 23 29 135 14 1 5 6 42
1973–74 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 16 1 2 3 13
1974–75 Washington Capitals NHL 76 4 23 27 182
1975–76 Washington Capitals NHL 80 2 20 22 146
1976–77 Washington Capitals NHL 62 3 11 14 169
1977–78 Hershey Bears AHL 21 1 6 7 72
1977–78 Washington Capitals NHL 22 0 8 8 41
1978–79 Washington Capitals NHL 51 1 13 14 80
1979–80 Washington Capitals NHL 18 0 5 5 38
1980–81 Washington Capitals NHL 25 2 4 6 100
NHL Totals 371 14 87 101 788

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Preceded by
Bill Clement
Washington Capitals captain
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Succeeded by
Guy Charron