Latendresse by numbers

Sunday, 11.05.2008 / 2:00 PM / News
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Latendresse by numbers
They don't come much bigger or younger than Guillaume Latendresse. Here’s a numerical look back at the season that was for the power forward in the making.

16-Goals scored by Latendresse in each of his first two NHL seasons, bringing his career total to 32 before celebrating his 21st birthday.

4-Players in Canadiens history to have scored more goals than Latendresse before turning 21, including Hall of Famers Henri Richard (37) and Bernard Geoffrion (38), as well as Stephane Richer (41) and Mario Tremblay (50).

2-Players in Habs history to have played more regular season games before age 21 than Latendresse (153), including Mario Tremblay (208) and Petr Svoboda (216).

134-Hits thrown by Latendresse during the 2007-08 regular season, the most of any Canadiens forward.

3-Players selected before Latendresse at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft to have amassed more career points than the Habs winger, including top pick Sidney Crosby (293), 44th pick Paul Stastny (149), and  11th overall pick Anze Kopitar (138). 

85-Percentage of Latendresse’s regular season point total that came at even strength (27), the highest among all Canadiens players who notched 20 or more points in 2007-08.

3-Habs players to have scored more 5-on-5 goals in 2007-08 than Latendresse’s 14 goals, including Alex Kovalev (18), Tomas Plekanec (15) and Christopher Higgins (15).

Manny Almela is a writer for canadiens.com