REPORT: Canadiens Legend Receiving Death Threats From Hells Angels

You'd think the life of a retired NHL player would be tame and relaxed. Some go on to coach teams, become general managers, or just call it a career and live the rest of their life. It isn't exactly common that a biker gang is sending you death threats to you.
Former Canadiens defence-man Guy Lapointe has been receiving death threats from the Quebec Hells Angels. His son, Guy Lapointe Jr, has also been receiving similar messages.

As a spokesperson for the "Sȗreté du Québec" (SQ), Guy Lapointe Jr. was often before the media speaking about a large operation targeting bikers called "Operation Objection," wherein Quebec police had made over 60 arrests. Lapointe told media they had brought down 3 of the largest drug-trafficking networks in the province, namely the Hells Angels' Montreal, Trois-Rivières, and southern Quebec networks, which had apparently been reaching as far as Ontario and New Brunswick.

In response, letters were left at the Lapointe residences signed with the number 81 (H = 8th number in alphabet, and A = 1st number in alphabet. H.A. translates to Hells Angels).

Lapointe Jr. has stated he would not be intimidated by the threats, and would continue business as usual.

Since retiring after the 1983-84 season, Lapointe Sr. spent a few years as an assistant coach. He is best known for his time with the Canadiens, wherein he was a member of "The Big 3," the trio of Lapointe, Serge Savard and Larry Robinson. The now 70-year old played in 894 games over 15 NHL seasons, splitting time with the Canadiens, Blues, and Bruins. He collected 171 goals and 622 points and won the Stanley Cup 6 times. He was also inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993.

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