Former Canadien Guy Lafleur's 1976-77 Hart Trophy up for auction

The Hart Trophy former Canadiens star Guy Lafleur won as the NHL’s most valuable player for the 1976-77 season has been put up for auction.

Lafleur’s Hart Trophy, which he no longer owned, is being auctioned on the Lelands Auctions website with a starting bid of US$20,000. The auction will end on Aug. 17.

Lelands says that the 14-inch replica of the real Hart Trophy was given to Lafleur after he posted 56-80-136 totals in 80 games during the 1976-77 season. The Canadiens won their second of four straight Stanley Cups that season and Lafleur also won the Art Ross Trophy as the leading scorer during the regular season and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the playoff MVP after posting 9-17-26 totals in 14 post-season games. Lafleur won the Hart and Art Ross Trophies again in 1977-78 when he posted 60-70-132 totals. No Canadiens player has won the Art Ross Trophy since, while goalies José Theodore (2002) and Carey Price (2015) have since won the Hart Trophy.

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