Ernie Laforce

Joseph Herve Jean Ernest Laforce[1] (June 23, 1916 – October 18, 2009) was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played in one National Hockey League game for the Montreal Canadiens.

Ernie Laforce
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Laforce, 1947 Montreal Royals
Born (1916-06-23)June 23, 1916
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died October 18, 2009(2009-10-18) (aged 93)
Russell, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1937–1950



Laforce played for the Verdun Maple Leafs and the Montreal St. Pats[1] of the Montreal City Hockey League prior to playing in the NHL.


Laforce played one game as a member of the Montreal Canadiens during the 1942–43 NHL season. He was signed to the team as an injury replacement. He wore jersey #14[2]


Laforce went on to play six seasons as a member of the Montreal Royals, a team that played in the Quebec Senior Hockey League where he was known as one of the best playmaking defencemen in the league.[1] before retiring in 1950.


Laforce died in St. Albert, Ontario on October 18, 2009. He was 93 years old.[1]

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