Hec Lalande died on August 18th, 2010 at the age of 75.
A junior sensation with the Galt Black Hawks in the early 1950s, Lalande got his first taste of the National Hockey League at the age of 19. He would play regularly if unspectacularly with Chicago from 1955 though 1958, fnishing that third NHL season with the Detroit Red Wings.
He scored 21 goals and 60 points in 151 games over three NHL seasons with the Blackhawks and Red Wings. Lalande was described as a very good playmaker. Although his penalty minute totals do not hint at it, he was also known as a tough player who never backed down from anybody.
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