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Georges Laraque

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B: December 7, 1976 in Montréal, Québec

Georges Edy Laraque is the oldest of three children and the son of Haitian immigrants. He played 13 seasons for different National Hockey League (NHL) teams and gained a reputation as “The Rock”, primarily playing an enforcer during his career, which made him a natural to be cast in the movie Goon He retired from hockey on August 10, 2010, after the Montreal Canadiens bought out his contract. His best-selling biography, The Story of The NHL’s Unlikeliest Tough Guy, goes well beyond the stereotype of the tough guy. He campaigned for World Vision to help with Haitian relief and the rebuilding of the Grace Children’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince.

Official website.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Les Boys II (1998)

Turnbuckle (2003)

The Bait (2010)
Goon (2011)
Dr. Plague (2018, short)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Bye-Bye (2012)
Tiny Plastic Men (2013, 2015)

Goon, movie, poster,
Movie poster for Goon courtesy of Alliance Films